This walk is well worth allowing time for. The walk takes you around the perimeter of the Blue Lake with many points of interest along the way. Parking adjacent the Apex Lookout to begin your journey.
Along the way you can enjoy views from a number of lookouts. Check out the Gordon Monument, a granite obelisk built to commemorate Adam Lindsay Gordon for both his talents as a poet and for his famous leap on horseback, in July 1864 (head to the walk to learn more!). Head under the tunnel and marvel at the Pumping Station, still delivering water to Mount Gambier.
Distance: 3.6 kms / Time: 1.5 hours / Grade: Easy
This walk provides magnificent views over this very unique landscape. Begin this walk at Mark’s Lookout, Lions Lookout, or Rotary Clubs Lookout (Potters Point Lookout). Follow the track in an anti-clockwise direction. This walk is not pathed and does involve stairs, inclines, and uneven grounds.
Distance: 4.2 kms / Time: 2 hours / Grade: Moderate
This area is ideal for short walks, at any time of year. In summer the area is cool, in Autumn the amazing colour of the deciduous trees, in winter it is stark but invigorating and spring brings a striking array of build at the northern end. Take your camera and capture the natural beauty of the region.
Distance: 1.6 kms / Time: 1 hours / Grade: Easy to moderate
An invigorating walk to Centenary Tower offers a birds-eye view of this unique landscape, as you decide where to start exploring the area. On a clear day enjoy breathtaking views of the sand dunes and ocean in the distance.
The Centenary Tower commemorates the naming and discovery of Mount Gambier by Lieutenant James Grant in December 1800. Grant undertook the first eastwards passage along the southern coast of Australia in the HMS Lady Nelson. He sighted and named Gambier’s Mountain (Mount Gambier) from the deck of his ship.
This walk starts at the tunnel under the road and takes you up steps to the “rest house” on to the Stephen Henty Lookout and then the Hoo Hoo Lookout. There are markers along the way.
This is an important site for Mount Gambier as a community. On November 27, 1918 the Mount Gambier community came together for the largest working bee on local record. Over 2000 people participated in the project, 300 of those were “lady caterers”.
They constructed most of the wall and walk now known as Rook Walk.
Distance: 1.7km / Time: 1 hour / Grade: Easy to moderate
If you’re into wildlife, this is the walk for you! Once you enter the Conservation Park, you can follow the tracks to explore the park and the native flora and fauna. Birdlife can be seen from the raised boardwalk and bird hides, providing a closer look at the bushland canopy and views over the park. Keep an eye out for other animals, including Koalas, Kangaroos, and Echidnas. Don’t forget your camera on this walk!
Distance: 1.2 kms / Time: 45 minutes / Grade: Easy