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13 06, 2019

FEATURE: A family guide to Mount Gambier

By |2019-06-13T13:25:53+09:30June 13th, 2019|Experience, Family, To Do|0 Comments

FEATURED CONTENT BY SOUTHAUSTRALIA.COM Geological wonders abound in Mount Gambier, the jewel of the Limestone Coast. Discover an underground garden of Eden, glimmering sapphire lakes and bustling cafes with Trip In A Van's family guide to Mount Gambier. WHERE TO STAY BIG4 BLUE LAKE HOLIDAY PARK The perfect base for your Mount Gambier adventure, Blue Lake Holiday Park is, as the name suggests, a short stroll from the famed Blue [...]

28 05, 2019

A first-timers guide to Ghost Mushroom Lane

By |2019-06-14T16:11:54+09:30May 28th, 2019|Autumn, Experience, Family, Nature|0 Comments

Is your Instagram lit up with mysterious glowing mushrooms hidden within the forest pines? Want to get in on the action but don't know where to begin? Don't worry, we've got you covered. We will have you hunting for ghost mushrooms in no time. Planning, planning, planning... First things first, you need to know what you're looking for, when to go and where to find them. Planning will make all the difference to [...]

26 04, 2019

Upcoming Exhibition at the Riddoch – Interpretations

By |2019-04-29T12:01:28+09:30April 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

27 April 2019 - 16 June 2019 This weekend, the Riddoch Art Gallery will be launching their new exhibition - Interpretations, from the Riddoch Collection. Curated by Riddoch Art Gallery Director Dr Melentie Pandilovski,  the Riddoch presents various aspects, contexts, and interpretations of its acclaimed art collection in this eclectic exhibition. Join Dr Melentie Pandilovski for a free TALK & TOUR of this exhibition on Saturday 27 April at 12pm. Johnny Skinner [...]

29 03, 2019

Meet the Owners: Pine Country Caravan Park

By |2019-04-01T12:32:45+09:30March 29th, 2019|Accommodation, Family, Nature|0 Comments

Be welcomed by the 'new' owners of Pine Country Caravan Park - Nathan and Emma, along with their two children, Bobbi and Willson, and their two dogs, Chloe and Sydney. Nathan and Emma took over the next chapter of the small, relaxing park in October 2018. This country caravan park is perfect for those looking for the nature based experience, close to the city centre. With cabins, powered sites and natural unpowered camping site, [...]

12 03, 2019

Must See Shows & Events at Fringe Mount Gambier

By |2019-03-14T19:47:43+09:30March 12th, 2019|Event|0 Comments

Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Daring! ‘Fringe Mount Gambier’ is a cultural exploration that embraces acceptance and diversity. It gives agency to artists to be bold and present edgy, quirky art that is fun, entertaining and reflective of who we are as a community. Mount Gambier is painting the town blue with Fringe Mount Gambier. Bringing together a dynamic showcase of art and performances spread across a number of venues around the region. Watch [...]

8 03, 2019

Have your say on the future of our tourism industry

By |2019-03-08T10:33:19+09:30March 8th, 2019|Members|0 Comments

Following five months of consultation across the South Australia, including a visit to the Limestone Coast, a draft South Australia Visitor Economy Sector Plan 2030 has been developed. This plan is now available for review. The plan will be available for feedback until Friday 29 March 2019. A survey has been developed to provide an easily attainable platform for industry feedback, which can be accessed here. Formal feedback submissions can also be emailed directly [...]

15 02, 2019

SA Regional Accommodation 2019 Survey

By |2019-02-15T11:02:43+09:30February 15th, 2019|Members|0 Comments

Are you an accommodation provider? Don't miss this state-wide survey! The South Australian Tourism Commission want to hear from all accommodation providers within South Australia. This audit on regional accommodation will allow them to get a better understanding of existing rooms and new rooms that are being considered. It is important for our region to undertake this survey, and provide up to date information about the accommodation within our region. Information gathered will not be shared publicly. [...]

1 02, 2019

Kids & Family Activities in Mount Gambier

By |2019-07-01T16:40:37+09:30February 1st, 2019|Family, To Do|0 Comments

Mount Gambier is full of activities that will keep the kids entertained and parents occupied. With epic playgrounds that you can't stay away from, animal encounters like no other, and plenty of places swim, ride, slide, and jump! Here are only a few of the family-friendly activites in Mount Gambier. Mount Gambier Library Drawing inspiration from the Ewens and Piccaninnie Ponds, the cave-themed children's area of the library is a wondrous theatrical [...]

14 12, 2018

New prehistoric fossil discovery!

By |2019-02-15T11:04:54+09:30December 14th, 2018|Experience, Family, Members, Nature, To Do, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A local cave diver has made a once in a life time discovery of prehistoric mega fauna fossils while diving in one of Mount Gambier's largest cave systems. Among these fossils were the bones of Australia's largest carnivorous mammal, the marsupial lion (Thylacoleo carnifex). Cave Divers and Scientist have worked together to piece together this piece of history, with it being an ongoing discovery. To view a full report of the discovery, visit ABC South East [...]