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15 04, 2021

Escape to Mount Gambier’s unexpected

By |2021-04-12T16:46:54+09:30April 15th, 2021|Culture & History, Food & Wine, Nature & Wildlife|0 Comments

Escape to the unexpected world of sunken gardens, crystal clear waters and ancient underground marvels in this intriguing location. Wander at your own pace, breathe. There is so much to take in. Perfectly placed halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne, Mount Gambier is an easy 4 ½ hours drive from both capital cities. Located in the heart of the Limestone Coast, this regional city is fast gaining a permanent place on [...]

8 04, 2021

4 Day Couple Getaway in Mount Gambier

By |2021-04-08T16:45:19+09:30April 8th, 2021|Itineraries|0 Comments

From adventurous sinkhole diving and remarkable hikes up volcanoes, to indulgent food and wine and immersive arts and culture, the collection of experiences makes this destination irresistible. If you chat to the locals, you’ll soon realise that a weekend just isn’t enough time to uncover all that Mount Gambier has to offer. Four action-packed days will have you captivated in this unique corner of South Australia but don’t be surprised if it leaves you [...]

2 04, 2021

Autumn School Holidays in Mount Gambier

By |2021-04-09T16:46:46+09:30April 2nd, 2021|Family|0 Comments

Are you in Mount Gambier this school holidays and looking for things to do? Whether you're a family of nature lovers or entertainment buffs, we've put together a few ideas to keep the whole family engaged! Umpherston Sinkhole Umpherston Sinkhole isn't only famous for its epic geological formation, but the extravagant garden within. The hanging ivy looks magical in images, but it's only when you're standing [...]

23 12, 2020

Your pet’s guide to Mount Gambier!

By |2021-03-11T09:38:32+09:30December 23rd, 2020|Accommodation, Family|0 Comments

Mount Gambier is packed with dog-friendly walking tracks, parks, and attractions for everyone and their four legged friends to enjoy. There are plenty of options when it comes to popping your pooch on a leash, soaking up some vitamin D and enjoying a leisurely walk around some of Mount Gambier's most picturesque scenery. We also understand that every pooch needs a place to stay, a check up and a little bit of pampering now [...]

18 12, 2020

Ballarat to Mount Gambier Road Trip

By |2020-12-18T16:17:29+09:30December 18th, 2020|Itineraries|0 Comments

Ditch the city and start uncovering those Aussie towns on this ultimate road trip. From spooky ghost tours to powerful waterfalls, this trip will spark all the senses. Begin your journey in Ballarat. Pack up the car and hit the road! Explore Mount Buangor State Park About 50 minutes into your ultimate road trip playlist you will find yourself at Mount Buangor State Park. Known [...]

7 12, 2020

Summer School Holidays in Mount Gambier

By |2020-12-15T08:48:48+09:30December 7th, 2020|Family|0 Comments

Schools out! Let the summer holidays begin! Days at the nature playground, snorkelling subterranean ponds and bringing out the sibling rivalry at ten pin bowling. Here's just a few ideas on how to make the most of your summer school holidays in Mount Gambier. Experience Christmas Augmented Reality (AR) around the city Explore the city and uncover Christmas themed Augmented Reality (AR) in the [...]

1 12, 2020

Christmas Day Dining in Mount Gambier

By |2020-12-15T08:49:13+09:30December 1st, 2020|Food & Wine|0 Comments

Set Christmas Menus Celebrate Christmas with friends, family and delicious food at one of Mount Gambier's Christmas Day dining options. Here's where you can enjoy, relax and indulge in Christmas this year. Make sure you check out their mouth-watering menus below. Commodore on the Park 1 Jubilee Highway East | 08 8724 6400 Make the most of Christmas this year at the Commodore on the Park. Their chef [...]

29 11, 2020

Best fishing spots near Mount Gambier

By |2020-12-23T16:38:13+09:30November 29th, 2020|Family, Sport & Adventure|0 Comments

Grab your trusty tackle box or unwrap the one that's been sitting in cupboard since your birthday, because we're going fishing. Mount Gambier has alot to offer when it comes to fishing, and not only because it's a short drive to the Southern Rock Lobster Capital of Australia. Whether it's river, lake or beach fishing you're looking for, we've got you covered. We spoke to the local experts at Spot on Fishing Tackle Mount [...]

22 10, 2020

10 Historic Pubs of Mount Gambier

By |2021-03-23T09:56:32+09:30October 22nd, 2020|Accommodation, Food & Wine|0 Comments

Here in Mount Gambier our historic hotels shape the city's CBD. Each one has their own story to tell, so we've collected a tale or two to tempt your interest. And in sharing, we hand the story over to you. Eat, drink and sleep your way through the most history rich areas of the city. 1. South Eastern Hotel 235 Commercial Street East The South [...]

5 10, 2020

5 Must-Do Walks in the Heart of the City

By |2020-10-09T13:17:25+09:30October 5th, 2020|Nature & Wildlife|0 Comments

Right in the heart of Mount Gambier there are a number of walks that allow you to stretch your legs, explore nature, and experience the most breath-taking views. Mount Gambier is surrounded by so many magnificant walks, here are top five that we think everyone should experience while in Mount Gambier! 1. Blue Lake Circuit If the Blue Lake Circuit walk isn’t on your bucket list, it should be! [...]