Tower Motor Inn Mount Gambier
140 Jubilee Highway West, Mount Gambier, South Australia, 5290, Australia
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More about Mount Gambier
Waterfall after the rain
one view of the lake
the surrounding gardens
Travel Tips for Mount Gambier
These were a surprise, and a pleasant one at that. A sinkhole right in the middle of town. Site of the original water supply but the water from here actually ends up in the Blue Lake from where it is pumped today.
An imaginative project to landscape this limestone cave-in certainly gets my vote. The lovely floral display is also floodlit at night and from November to late January Christmas lights and a Nativity scene are a feature.
The only downer is that some reprobates who don't put their rubbish in bins seem to think it's a great place for disposal of same. Fortunately, filters have been set to strain such things before they get through to the Blue Lake.
fancy a little fishing? Go to DONOVANS
Donovans is a quiet little town situated on the only section of the Gleneig River that flows in South Australia An interesting note : fishing permits ARE NOT requiered on this sectin of the river. As you walk along the river bank you can see rows of boat houses and the occasional rhouse boat
Little Blue Lake
This is a mini version of the blue lake, hence its very creative name! Locals call it the little blue. Connected by underground water table, the lake changes colours during the year like the big one. A fave spot for swimming.
Drive out towards Port Mac on Bay Road, turn right at the Bellum (follow the signs). On the right half way down, in paddocks, so watch for signs or you will miss it.
The tower on the hill
Most people to Mt Gambier ask firstly 'where is the blue lake' and secondly 'what is that funny tower for'?
Centennary Tower was built to commemorate 100 years since the discovery and naming of 'Gambier's Mount'. this soon after became Mt Gambier. You can walk up here, it is a little step, but paved all the way, and also walk all around the area. You know the tower is open for visitors when the flag is flying. If it is open you can walk up the stairs to the top and look out with a telscope to the town. A great view of the town and surrounding area.
The cave in the middle of the city. The cave is really a sinkhole, you can walk down into it and when we have had a lot of rain the waterfall is quite spectacular. The council have recently completed an upgrade of the area with better fencing and railing and more visitor information.