Mount Gambier Things to Do

  • a curtain of green
    a curtain of green
    by Tattugran
  • Things to Do
    by balhannah
  • Centenary Tower
    Centenary Tower
    by balhannah

Most Recent Things to Do in Mount Gambier

  • Kate-Me's Profile Photo

    Shopping and Wandering

    by Kate-Me Written Apr 11, 2004

    While you wander the shops, you can also admire more of the stone buildings.
    This shop, (in or close to Commercial St) is a very nice furnishings/gift shop.
    From the shape of it though, I'd say it may once have been the Post Office.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kate-Me's Profile Photo

    Wander the town

    by Kate-Me Written Apr 11, 2004
    old convent, a little out of town

    Something I highly recommend is leaving the car for a couple of hours or so and exploring the commercial centre of the township, above all to see the many fine examples of stone Victorian architecture.
    Not just any stone, but for the most part, many of the early buildings were built in limestone (a type called Mt Gambier stone) which is still quarried today for building, and also the making of things like glass, lime and talcum powder.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • dlandt's Profile Photo

    The Lakes

    by dlandt Updated Mar 29, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Blue Lake

    My thanks to MelZ1974 and to my friend Kate-Me, for letting me know that this existed and shouldn't be missed.

    You need to go to see the lakes. The color changes over time and is at its bluest in November. No one really knows why this lake is so blue, there is only speculation. Regardless of the reason, the sight is spectacular, as is the scenery around. Its oneof the only places I've ever been able to look out and just see a cluster of three or four mountains rising out of the plains off in the distance. There is a path that goers all around the canyon rim, but it is several miles long and would take the best part of a full day.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • National/State Park
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • alisonr's Profile Photo

    Churches

    by alisonr Written Mar 17, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    St Pauls Church

    For a town of our size, which isn't very big, Christianity is very well catered for, with most significant sectors represented. St Pauls is the major Catholic Church (not the only one) but is the biggest in the town. During the busy wedding season there can be up to 4 a day here.

    Was this review helpful?

  • alisonr's Profile Photo

    Your first stop as a tourist

    by alisonr Written Mar 17, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Boat

    You should definately pay a visit to the 'Lady Nelson Tourist Discovery Centre' It will give you a wealth of information about the region, some interactive displays, and helpful guides who will tell you where to go and what to do.The boat is a scale replica of the Lady Nelson which someone sailed to South Australia in!?

    Was this review helpful?

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo

    Tourist Information Centre

    by iandsmith Updated Nov 5, 2003
    Ahoy, me hearties

    You'll probably be heading here anyway but this is more than your normal tourist info centre, as shown in this picture. There is an informative display with theaterette, memorabilia, information and a ship as well!
    The replica of the Lady Nelson is of historical significance being a copy of a small 60 ton brig built for exploration purposes in 1799.
    Some claim she was probably the most important vessel in Australia's early history, being, it is said, the first to sail along the entire southern coastline and make an eastward passage through the notorious Bass Straight.
    For 24 years she went and charted places like King Island, Westernport Bay (Melbourne), Northern Australia and Tasmania. She also carried grain and coal between my home town (Newcastle) and Tasmania.
    Returning from Melville Island in 1825, she called at the island of Baba where her crew were killed by natives and the ship run ashore and burnt.
    There's also the usual comprehensive amount of literature enticing you to tarry longer than you had already planned.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kate-Me's Profile Photo

    Caving

    by Kate-Me Updated Apr 9, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    'Wedding Cake'' formation

    The Englebrecht cave right on the main Jubilee highway inside the Mt Gambier township is a nice cave to see (cave divers use the under water part of it) or you can also drive to Nelson (approx 20 minutes away) and see the really nice Princess Margaret Rose Caves (these are said to be the best in the region) Each cave is different and I found them all great.
    The Tantanoola cave, another nice one, is also quite close to Mt Gambier.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kate-Me's Profile Photo

    Blue Lake Aquifier & Pumping Station tours

    by Kate-Me Written Feb 21, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Blue lake from water level

    This is an interesting and informative tour about the Blue Lake. At the conclusion, an elevator will take you from the rim of the crater right down to the water's surface. This is the only way you can actually see the water from the water level - and it's just as blue down here as from far above at street level.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kate-Me's Profile Photo

    Cave Gardens

    by Kate-Me Written Sep 11, 2006

    Also a sinkhole, which has been converted into a garden just off the main street. I believe it's lit up at night.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kate-Me's Profile Photo

    Blue Lake water's edge

    by Kate-Me Written Apr 10, 2004
    green edged shoreline

    If you look closely around the rim of the volcanic crater, at the very surface edge of the blue lake, the water appears quite clear and green.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Photography
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • alisonr's Profile Photo

    Aussie Animals!

    by alisonr Written Mar 13, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    what's that skip??

    Go to the Valley Lake Wildlife Park where you can see our beautiful native fauna. Kangaroos, ducks, geece, emu and koalas if you are lucky! Does not cost anything.

    Was this review helpful?

  • alisonr's Profile Photo

    One of the many caves..

    by alisonr Written Feb 13, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Mt Gambier region is one rich in caves and craters.
    The Umpherston Cave is an open cave, filled with beautiful gardens, on the outskirts of town.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Mount Gambier

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

98 travelers online now

Comments (1)

  • Dec 30, 2012 at 3:26 AM

    We have just returned from our 2 Nights stay at Mt Gambier and we thoroughly enjoyed. Blue Lake, Brownie Lake, Umpherston Sinkhole, Crater at MountbSchank, Princess Margret Cave, Laughton Tea Garden, and on way back to Mlbourne took the SEALS BY SEA at Cape Bridgewater ( near Portland) it was an absolutely amazing experience. We stayed at Limestone Caravan Park, well appointed accommodation.
    If you have 2 to 3 days ...you must do all these and much more.

Mount Gambier Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Mount Gambier things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Mount Gambier sightseeing.

View all Mount Gambier hotels