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Mount Gambier is at the heart of a natural wonderland,
where your journey will captivate at every turn.

It started so long ago, the land is ancient and the relics of the past are uncovered and the evidence of pre-historic animals remains. The land holds many secrets and we invite you to come and explore.

Unforgettable Experiences

Mount Gambier is a place where you can be assured of unforgettable experiences and unique memories.  Around every corner there is a tale to be told, from shipwrecks to saints, the antics of those who established an area with fortitude and humour. The same spirit remains in this vibrant community that welcomes visitors as friends.

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Wander at your own pace, breathe. There is so much to take in.  The landscape is lush and vibrant with pine and natives forests, blue lakes, and ancient underground marvels. The green pastures and rich farm land produce world famous Wagyu beef and are home to award winning wineries. Enjoy parklands and flourishing gardens, where roses thrive. All this is edged by the spectacular South Coast. 

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Wonderful Walks With Wildlife

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Visit at anytime and revel in
the changing seasons of Mount Gambier.

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SEASONS

Spring announces the commencement of next crayfishing season. In late September, the season starts with the traditional Blessing of the Fleet at Port MacDonnell, as generations of South Australian fisherman head to sea to harvest crayfish.

As summer starts you can witness the amazing change of the Blue Lake from the winter grey to the vibrant cobalt blue.  Summer is full of activities of every kind from festivals, events to camping and fishing. The vibrancy of the Blue Lake is reflected in the way of life of those in Mount Gambier. A visit in summer will always be memorable.

Summer ends and as autumn arrives the grape harvesting begins the many wineries are a hive of activity. The picking of grapes and the promise of the next great vantages from the vineyards across the Mount Gambier region creates a buzz throughout the entire community. This is the time of the “Ghost Mushroom”, the extraordinary Luminous Mushroom only found in special places in South Australia. Visit us in Autumn and we will show you where.

There is simply no show as beautiful as autumn. As the temperatures cool the stunning show of colour across Mount Gambier and prepares us for winter. No matter where you drive in Autumn you will find yourself enraptured in the absolute glorious display. A must on any visit is the drive through the Crater Lakes area and viewing the elm trees Marist Park.

The magical mists of Mount Gambier visit the region through winter. This is a time that is a photographers delight. Capture exquisite images from the Blue Lake to sun rises over the sea or paddock that seem to disappear.  Winter delivers clear crisp days for sight seeing and then enjoy the warm welcoming restaurants and bars, with open fire places to welcome you at the end of the day.

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“The Limestone Coast has a rare combination of country hospitality with fantastic food, wine and scenery, whilst offering anything you could want from a big city – we even have a New York style jazz club!”

James & Judi Morrison

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. Don’t let Mount Gambier be one of those things. This place has so many beautiful hidden secrets just waiting to be explored. A truly bucket list destination!”

Ockert le Roux (International Photographer, Now Resident of Mount Gambier)
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A world class wine growing region whose unique personality is embodied in its rare soils, acclaimed wines and its people. Coonawarra people have a genuine passion for the region the live in, the wines they make and the community they live in. We at Balnaves of Coonawarra embody true Coonawarra reflecting the distinctive terroir through our wines and the character of our region through people who dedicate their heart and soul to Coonawarra.

Kirsty Balnaves

The community is supportive and has a young bustling food scene with some great places to dine. Its geographical location makes it great for me as a private chef in regards to travel and more importantly allows me to utilise local produce which is amongst the best in the country. I also enjoy is natural bounty as I forage for unique ingredients only found in this part of the world allowing me to deliver a story and promote the city and greater region.

Chef Kirby

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