Dust off the red dirt and escape the lush green surrounds of Mount Gambier. From iconic red wine regions to underground caves, it’s all about uncovering those Aussie towns. So let’s get out of the outback and start the road trip!

Begin your journey in Australia’s Red Centre, Alice Springs. Pack up the car and hit the road!

Be Immersed in the cultural landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Detour off to the dual World Heritage listed park. Home to the Red Centre’s unique wildlife and rich Aboriginal culture, there are so many ways to experience and learn about this inspiring region, its landscape and its people.

Marla Traveller’s Rest

Stop off at the perfect place for travellers on the road, Marla Traveller’s Rest. With a roadhouse, restaurant, service station and accommodation, there’s not much missing! You might even see the historic Great Southern Railway train, The Ghan, go by.

Opal Capital of Australia

Explore Australia’s opal capital and visit the Umoona Opal Mine and Museum or Old Timers Mine and Museum. Spend the night sleeping in one of the underground accomoodation options.

Discover Woomera’s Heritage

Experience the Woomera Interactive Rocket Range Museum and discover the pivotal role Woomera plays in the past, present and future history of Australia.

Journey through Wadlata Outback Centre

Venture through the “Tunnel of Time” at the award-winning Wadlata Outback Centre. Experience how the Flinders Ranges and Outback region evolved from 15 million years ago.

Wadlata Outback Centre, Flinders Ranges & Outback
Credit: Adam Bruzzone

Explore the Red Bank Conservation Park

Follow the ‘Landscapes of Change’ interpretive walking trail to learn about the megafauna that once lived on the land. Enjoy the afternoon sun as it lights up the deep red cliffs along Baldina Creek.

Experience the Riverland

Take your time to relax in one of the riverside towns. Kayak along the Murray River and taste the flavours of their famous locally-grown cirtus fruits.

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.

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

Coonawarra Wine Region

Taste your way through some of Australia’s best Cabernet Sauvignon in the other ‘Red Centre’. With over 24 cellar doors, there’s plenty of choice. End your evening with Coonawarra’s unique
glamping options. Relax in a bell tent or kick back in a bubble tent, the choice is yours.

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.

Download the road trip itinerary here!

Looking to start from a different location? Find different routes and attractions along the way on the road trips below.

Adelaide to Mount Gambier
via the Vineyards

Adelaide to Mount
Gambier via the Coast

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Perth to
Mount Gambier

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