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9 10, 2020

Keeping the boys busy during the holidays

By |2020-10-09T15:31:15+09:30October 9th, 2020|Family, Nature & Wildlife, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Echo Farm isn't just for girls who love cute little animals or toddlers who like to sit on a tractor! The boys who visit love the open space. They can let off steam and run around the paddocks, enjoy the bigger (not so 'fluffy') animals and they revel in the idea that they can come back to the trough and grab arms-full of the oak leaf branches that are provided for free to feed [...]

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! [...]

1 11, 2019

Venture to the coast south of Mount Gambier

By |2020-12-03T14:46:49+09:30November 1st, 2019|Family, Itineraries, Nature & Wildlife, Sport & Adventure|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 [...]

28 05, 2019

A first-timers guide to Ghost Mushroom Lane

By |2019-06-14T16:11:54+09:30May 28th, 2019|Family, Nature & Wildlife|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 [...]

29 03, 2019

Meet the Owners: Pine Country Caravan Park

By |2019-04-01T12:32:45+09:30March 29th, 2019|Accommodation, Family, Nature & Wildlife|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, [...]

14 12, 2018

New prehistoric fossil discovery!

By |2019-02-15T11:04:54+09:30December 14th, 2018|Family, Members, Nature & Wildlife, 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|Family, Members, Nature & Wildlife, 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 [...]

7 09, 2018

7 Wonders of Australia

By |2018-09-10T16:56:10+09:30September 7th, 2018|Nature & Wildlife|0 Comments

Iconic sites across Australia have been nominated in a nationwide search to recognise the “7 Wonders of Australia”. The Limestone Coast have two sites in the running for the title, Umpherston Sinkhole and the Naracoorte Caves. This campaign is being run by Australia’s largest travel experience providers, Experience Oz. "Australia’s massive size and enormous diversity combine to make it one of the most amazing countries on Earth. Few nations on the planet can match [...]

19 03, 2018

SA weekender clip

By |2018-03-20T10:15:59+09:30March 19th, 2018|Members, Nature & Wildlife|0 Comments

Throughout the Discover Mount Gambier website the work of photographer Ockert Le Roux is featured. Ockert's passion for the Mount Gambier and the Limestone Coast is undeniable. In this feature on Mount Gambier, SA Weekender chats with Ockert and looks at Mount Gambier through his lens.  Check it out Mount Gambier SA Weekender Clip