Escape the city and head down south to the lush green surrounds of Mount Gambier. From unique photo opportunities to underground caves, it’s all about uncovering those Aussie towns. So let’s get out of the city and start the road trip!

Begin your journey in South Australia’s capital, Adelaide. Pack up the car and hit the road!

The Bend Motorsport Park

Rev up your engines motor enthusiasts, Tailem Bend has the place for you! The state of the art motorsport facility, The Bend, has a range of events and experiences for you to enjoy, including hot laps, drive experiences, karting and much more! You can also spend time walking through the Welcome Centre featuring an auto gallery of unique cars and motorbikes.

Photo op: Coonalpyn Silo Art

Coonalpyn were the trend setters when it came to silo art in South Australia. The incredible work was completed in 2017 by large scale mural artist Guido van Helten. This is the perfect spot to whip out your camera and get the ultimate shot for your socials!

Coonaplyn Art Silos

Visit the White Kangaroos

Explore the Bordertown Wildlife Park, home to a mob of White Kangaroos. These kangaroos are not albinos but a genetic strain of the Western Grey Kangaroo. Walk or drive around the outside of the 4.5 hectare park and observe the wildlife through the fence.

Photo op: snap a pic inside ‘Big Red’

Venture to Mullinger Swamp where you will find the largest living River Red Gum in the South East of South Australia. Also known as ‘Big Red’ the tree stands at an impressive 50 metres tall with a circumference of 11.6 metres.

Go Spelunking at the Naracoorte Caves

Take your time to explore this world heritage site, and one of the world’s most important fossil sites. Explore the park yourself or jump on one of the tours available. The Naracoorte Caves National Park has bushwalking, camping, a cafe and adventure playground for the kids to enjoy.

Spelunking, also known as adventure caving, is also available and is a great way to explore the unique underground of these caves. Give yourself time to truly take in and enjoy this fascinating site.

Naracoorte Caves Conservation Park

Naracoorte Caves National Park. Limestone Coast
Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission/Adam Bruzzone

Camp out with a twist

Take your camping to the next level with Coonawarra’s unique glamping options. Relax in a bell tent at Bellwether Wines or stay in a bubble tent at the Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park.

Don’t forget to taste your way through some of Australia’s best Cabernet Sauvignon in Australia’s other ‘Red Centre’. With over 24 cellar doors, there’s plenty of choice. Can’t try them all? Why not purchase some to take home to try with friends and family.

Nangwarry Forestry Museum

Learn more about the history behind one of South Australia’s largest forestry industries at the Nangwarry Forestry and Logging Museum. Learn how forestry has grown and developed over the years with a collection of logging machinery, including the first log harvester in the South East.

Mount Gambier

No matter what level of adventurer you are, Mount Gambier is set to take your breath away.

Explore the limestone caves, sinkholes and volcanoes that shape the unique landscape, enjoy the arts and culture scene that makes the city so vibrant and induldge in local food and wine at local eateries. With so much to see, plan to take your time and enjoy every moment!

Click here to view just a few of the experiences in Mount Gambier that you don’t want to miss. This is just a taste of what you can see and do in Mount Gambier, there’s lots more to explore.

Blue Lake Mount Gambier

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