Experience Local Tour Guides

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 deepen your experience.
Bring our stories to life by booking your Guides of Mount Gambier tour now.

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One location. Unlimited experiences.

Please note that as a result of COVID-19, in particular in response to Government restrictions tours may not be currently operating.

Umpherston Sinkhole Possum Tours

Meet Umpherston Possums at Night

We begin our adventure by walking towards the sinkhole, around the park, whilst looking for possums as we go. As we walk around Umpherston Sinkhole, you will be guided through a historical journey of discovery, creation and wonder. The journey continues down into the cenote where amongst the gardens we will find different of possums personalities. Be introduced to some friendly possums with plenty of opportunities to take photos with them. You will be lent a small torch, given a glowing bracelet and a small pouch of fruit and vegetables.

Tour duration: 1 hour
Price: $25 per person

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Forage on the Coast with Ken Jones

Forage on the Coast

Join me as we breathe the purest air as it flows in from the Southern Ocean. Slow down a bit, smell the sea breeze, feel the gentle sea air on your face. Hear the roar of the surf and the spirits of wild ocean. Learn local legends and stories as we explore the incredible coastline of Port Macdonnell, including the story of the magnificent Sunken Forest. Come with me as I take you on a foraging journey where we will identify, touch and taste some of the finest bush foods and medicines used by the Boandik people many years ago. You’ll never look at a humble plant in the same way again.

Tour duration: 2 hours
Price: $79

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Echo Farm Mount Gambier

Echo Farm – Behind the Scenes

Step back in time and reconnect with nature at Echo Farm. Accompany the farmer as you stroll around the small pioneer farm interacting with native and farm animals. Our unique and personal group tours can be tailored especially for you. Feed the animals, collect the eggs and access areas that are off bounds to others while hearing stories about the old style farm, animals and local area. Explore the cottage museum and try out some of the vintage items on display. When it’s cold, the old wood-fired stove in the 1940’s kitchen will be stoked to warm you.  Home baked scones, jam and tea in vintage crockery or a picnic basket in the paddock or garden can be requested in advance for an additional fee.

Tour duration: 1.5 hours
Price: Adults $25 / Children (under 16) $15

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Blue Lake Tour Mount Gambier

Crater Lakes Walking Tour

Did you know the Blue Lake is just one of several volcanoes with their own stories to tell? Your easy paced walk starts off overlooking the lakes on the edge of the volcano walls of Australia’s youngest volcano region. With so much to tell, our guides will bring tales of our early pioneers to life.

You’ll also uncover the unique geology that allows for such diversity in our region. From farms to forests, the beginnings of Mount Gambier are uniquely Australian and full of characters that saw a vision of life on the land. With room to continue on a lap of the lake or take in one of the less travelled Crater Lakes trails, this is the perfect place to start exploring.

Umpherston Sinkhole Mount Gambier

Umpherston Sinkhole Tour

Beautiful pictures may have tempted you in, now let your guide bring the black & white images of the past to life in arguably Australia’s most unique garden. Once the private picnic area of James Umpherston, the meticulously landscaped slopes of the limestone walls have to be walked amongst to be appreciated.

Take in some storytelling folklore with our 100% local guides. Wind down the staircase to the base of the old cave four storeys below ground level.  There’s plenty of time for pictures and if you keep your eyes on the shadowed walls, you might even get to hand feed one of the resident possums.

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Raise the Flag Experience at the Centenary Tower

Ever wanted to be an honorary caretaker and raise the flag yourself?

Bring the family and get private entry to the highest point in the South East. Only offered once per day when we’re open. Help raise the flag above Mount Gambier, signalling that the Centenary Tower balcony is open to visitors.

The Centenary Tower offers the ultimate view of the South East. Make the hike up the hill and enjoy uninterrupted, 360 degree panoramas.Take a break and get a great photo of the Crater Lakes from 190m above sea level. On a clear day, enjoy breathtaking views of the dunes and ocean in the distance.