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 deepen your experience.

Get more from your visit by booking brand new tours at Mount Gambier’s most popular attractions.

Meet our Guides!

Our local Guides are passionate about our region and can’t wait to share their knowledge with you. With such a diverse bunch of guides, your tour will be unique and tailored especially for you!

As trained Guides of Mount Gambier, our local guides will provide you with an unforgettable experience.

The Tours

Umpherston Sinkhole Walking 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.

It’s hard to fathom the time and energy it would have taken to bring the place to life, with far fewer tools than we have today. 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. Souvenirs & snacks available from the kiosk to purchase separately. 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.

Tour Times: 10am and 5pm daily, additional 7pm tour on Thursdays

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.

Tour Times: 10am and 5pm daily, additional 7pm tour on Thursdays

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