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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 [...]

17 05, 2019

New ways to visit Echo Farm

By |2019-05-17T09:37:07+09:30May 17th, 2019|Experience, Family, Wildlife|0 Comments

Spend a couple of precious hours at Echo Farm with your family, friends or someone special. This interactive pioneer farm experience has the familiar and not so familiar when it comes to animals. Whether you're a self explorer or like to get full experience, there is something to for everyone.. Take your time to explore... Enjoy a self-guided walk around the old-style farm at your own pace. Feed and pat some of the animals [...]

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, [...]

1 02, 2019

Kids & Family Activities in Mount Gambier

By |2019-02-01T16:13:15+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 [...]

1 12, 2018

New tours in Mount Gambier

By |2019-02-15T11:05:35+09:30December 1st, 2018|Experience, Family, Members, Nature, To Do, Uncategorized|0 Comments

You've seen the pretty pictures, now it's time to learn the stories that make up this incredible region! Our region is full of the most remarkable stories that are set to amaze you. Be guided by a local guide and uncover the rich history, natural wonders, and interesting characters that shape Mount Gambier. Whether it’s our unique volcanic region or our pioneering history that interests you, our trained guides will captivate your imagination and [...]

5 10, 2018

5 Reasons why you should try disc golf in Mount Gambier

By |2018-10-05T11:59:04+09:30October 5th, 2018|Family, Sport, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get motivated, get outdoors, get some exercise and have some fun with disc golf in Mount Gambier. Disc golf is played with similar rules to traditional golf, except players throw a disc from a tee pad to an elevated metal basket to complete each hole. The aim of the game is to complete the course in the least number of throws. Haven't joined the craze yet? Why not start in Mount Gambier. Here are [...]

20 09, 2018

Curious creatures in Umpherston Sinkhole

By |2019-05-15T10:44:29+09:30September 20th, 2018|Family, To Do, Wild Life, Wildlife|0 Comments

Close encounters with curious creatures! A really beautiful spot and completely unexpected, Umpherston Sinkhole is a must see when visiting Mount Gambier it is hard to believe it is only a couple of minutes out of town. This captivating sinkhole has been turned into a beautiful garden, with stunning vegetation and wild possums! At night when Umpherston is bathed in light, possums emerge from their daytime hideouts to feed. The friendly little critters let [...]

14 09, 2018

How to start your Volcano Experience

By |2019-03-18T14:18:51+09:30September 14th, 2018|Awards, Entertainment, Experience, Family, Feature, To Do, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Uncover the deep geological history of Mount Gambier with 'Volcano'. Viewers can experience the incredible story of earth, fire and water with this award winning cinematic experience. The free one-hour screening unearths the region's fascinating past along with a short-film of the Cratibul story. Have your senses wowed with this big screen cinematic experience as it weaves its way through its incredible story of how eight major eruptions created Mount Gambier. This exciting adventure takes you [...]