A love of the great outdoors is a common thread for residents, and they are spoilt for choice when it comes to recreational pursuits. A vast network of scenic walking and hiking trails has been established in a bid to entice people to get amongst this healthy, living landscape.

There is also a wide selection of well-maintained parks and playgrounds including the unique volcanic crater lakes precinct with its fabulous adventure playground, wildlifepark, picnic and boating facilities. Mount Gambier’s Rail Trail is a linear park breathing life into the city centre through improved physical and social engagement. Once an abandoned railway track, the 3.1-kilometre line has been repurposed into a simple shared path that serves as a popular commuter route. Free bike hire is also available from the Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre, Mount Gambier Visitor Centre, and Mount Gambier Library.



4WD &

Parks & Playgrounds

Choose your own adventure from an ever-growing network of walking trails and scenic drives.

The Mount Gambier area unique natural landscape of volcanic craters, sinkholes, caves and forests is waiting to be explored.

In the centre of Mount Gambier visitors can enjoy dedicated cross-country walking and mountain bike trails wind through the rugged terrain of Mount Gambier’s volcanic crater lakes precinct, showcasing the geological diversity of the region’s great outdoors, while sealed paths suitable for prams and wheelchairs follow the 3.6-kilometre Blue Lake/Warwar perimeter.

Hit the Trails

Walking trails, Mountain biking, cross country running, coastal walks – there is so much to do in the Mount Gambier are. The Blue Lake/Warwar, Valley Lake/Ketla Malpi, Leg of Mutton/Yatton Loo, State Heritage bollard trail, Great South West Walk, Wind farm drive and more!