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 experience. Specially designed book shelves, a craft and activity area and an iPad zone makes it an interactive place for families.

Location: 6 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier
Phone: 08 8724 7312
Website: Mount Gambier Public Library


Explore our playgrounds

Make sure you spend some time enjoying our outstanding playgrounds. The Valley Lakes Precinct is home to an incredible adventure playground with wheelchair facilities. The Railway Lands has a nature play area perfect for the little ones and Vansittart Park also has a playground you won’t want to miss. There are also other smaller playgrounds around town too.

Feed the possums at Umpherston Sinkhole

At the unique Umpherston Sinkhole, the resident possums come out and play at dusk. Make sure you pack some fresh fruit and veggies for you to give them. It is important to remember that these possums are wild, so be careful. It is also a great place for a picnic, with BBQ facilities on site.

Location: Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier


Meet the animals at Echo Farm

Experience life on a small working farm & take the self-guided Echo Farm walk to meet & greet the animals in a farm environment. Including goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, emu, sheep, cats, geese, wallaby & donkey.  Echo Farm offer an old style farm experience with animal interaction. Help feed some of the animals and pet some of the favorites. There is also a small selection of soft drinks, homemade biscuits and preserves as well as souvenirs for sale.

Location: 249 Tollner Road, Compton
Phone: 0438 452 885


See the sights on two wheels

Why not explore Mount Gambier by bike? Follow along the Rail Trail, or visit the local sites. More adventurous riders can explore the Mountain Trail at the Valley Lakes, ride the BMX track at Hastings Cutting Reserve, or head to Dimjalla Skate Park. There something for all levels.

Free Bike Hire
Location: Mount Gambier Visitor Centre, Mount Gambier Library, and the Main Corner Complex
Phone: 08 8724 9750

KaBoom Family Entertainment

Go ten pin bowling

There’s nothing quite like a family game of ten pin bowling. With an game arcade lounge, snack bar, Kaboom Family Entertainment is a great way to spend the afternoon. Test your arm and have some fun!

Location: Cnr Commercial West & Elizabeth Street,​ Mount Gambier
Phone: 08 8723 2045


See a new release at the Oatmill Cinema

With all of the latest release movies, the Oatmill cinema is the perfect place to sit back, eat some popcorn and relax with the whole family. The word is that their choc tops are best in the business…you better try them to be sure. Keep an eye out during summer for the Starline Outdoor Cinema run by the Oatmill Cinema.

Location: 7 Percy St, Mount Gambier
Phone: 08 8724 9150

Treehouse Adventure Centre

Get adventurous at the Treehouse Adventure Centre

Discover a whirlwind of play and excitement with two play structures, climbing walls, inflatables, pedal go-karting, basketball and many more jewels children of all ages. Friends, family and carers can kick back in the cafe on site or get in on the fun while the young explorers enjoy unlimited play in the Playzone or a spurt in the Adventure Park.

Location: 99 Penola Rd, Mount Gambier
Phone: (08) 8723 2045


Create your bucket list!

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