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5 07, 2020

What to do in Mount Gambier these school holidays

By |2020-07-15T15:30:26+09:30July 5th, 2020|Entertainment, Family, To Do, Winter|0 Comments

Wondering how keep the kids entertained in Mount Gambier during these July school holidays? We've come up with some of our favourite winter activities for you and your family to enjoy! Ride our spectacular Rail Trail Stay active this school holidays with a bike ride through the city! Mount Gambier's Rail Trail follows the old railway line from one side of the city to the other. Stop along the way to enjoy [...]

5 06, 2020

Day trip out west of Mount Gambier

By |2020-06-05T16:33:49+09:30June 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Be immersed from the start. Located just 20 minutes from Mount Gambier, your first stop will have you immersed in the pioneer pastoralist era. The beautiful Glencoe Woolshed will take you back through the significant history of agriculture within the region, with untouched artifacts of the wool industry on display. It's always the back roads that make the most exciting memories. On your way to Millicent, [...]

29 05, 2020

Best fishing spots near Mount Gambier

By |2020-06-22T08:51:22+09:30May 29th, 2020|Entertainment, Experience, Family, Sport|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 [...]

28 02, 2020

Your pet’s guide to Mount Gambier!

By |2020-03-26T14:05:40+09:30February 28th, 2020|Accommodation, Experience, Family, To Do|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 [...]

17 01, 2020

Take a day trip over the border from Mount Gambier

By |2020-01-17T13:02:21+09:30January 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mount Gambier is perfectly located at the heart of a geological wonderland. Surrounded by caves, sinkholes (cenotes), ponds and volcanoes, there's plenty of day trip adventures to be had! Only a 15 minute drive from the Victorian border, spend the day exploring what can be found on the other side. Slip away for a day of wildlife and natural beauty. Take your first stop at Penambol Conservation Park. You’ll want to have your [...]

1 11, 2019

Venture to the coast south of Mount Gambier

By |2019-11-01T07:35:59+09:30November 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There’s nothing better than a quick dip to start your morning. Only 15 minutes from Mount Gambier, the Little Blue Lake awaits you. The best bit is that this fresh water sinkhole won’t leave you feeling salty for the rest of the day, but feeling refreshed and ready to tackle your next stop, Mount Schank. Once an active volcano, the geological monument is now a state heritage area. With walking trails up to the [...]

18 10, 2019

Looking for a winery near Mount Gambier?

By |2019-10-23T09:18:43+09:30October 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Visit Caroline Hills, a small family winery and vineyard located 10 minutes out of Mount Gambier. Getting there is easy with google maps showing you the way to 489 Norman Road, Yahl. We are open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, otherwise phone us as we are often available at other times. Contact Terry on 0408258854 or Helen on 0458198817. We grow the grapes, make the wine and enjoy the seasonal process. Pinot [...]

30 08, 2019

The ultimate TripleJ One Night Stand road trip: Melbourne to Lucindale

By |2019-08-30T10:45:56+09:30August 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Each year triple j ships the best Aussie acts out to a different town for a massive free party: that's the One Night Stand! This year they're coming to...drum roll please...LUCINDALE! Only a short 1 hour 20 minute drive from beautiful Mount Gambier. Now if you're coming from Melbourne, you've got a couple options up your sleeve. You can fly to Mount Gambier and drive a hire car to Lucindale...or you can pull off [...]

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 [...]