The Fibonacci in Nature Exhibition exhibition will coincide with the Caroline Hills Open Garden days and aims to celebrate patterns in nature. In 1202 AD, Leonardo Fibonacci wrote in his book “Liber Abaci” of a simple numerical sequence. This sequence was known as early as the 6th century AD by Indian mathematicians, but it was Fibonacci who introduced it to the west. Starting with 0 and 1, each new number in the sequence is simply [...]
Back again, by popular request - an Art and Craft De-stash. This is what happens when serious Art and Craft practitioners run out of studio space after hoarding for simply decades. Threads, fabrics, knitting wools, paper art and stamping supplies, beads and jewellery hardware, tools & equipment, basketry, canvases, picture frames for art and embroideries, paints, dyes, etc. Also giftware and finished works of art and craft. Never know what you might find!
Close encounters with curious creatures! A really beautiful spot and completely unexpected, Umpherston Sinkhole is a must see when visiting Mount Gambier it is hard to believe it is only a couple of minutes out of town. This captivating sinkhole has been turned into a beautiful garden, with stunning vegetation and wild possums! At night when Umpherston is bathed in light, possums emerge from their daytime hideouts to feed. The friendly little critters let [...]
Uncover the the deep geological history of Mount Gambier with 'Volcano'. Viewers can experience the incredible story of earth, fire and water with this award winning cinematic experience. The free one-hour screening unearths the region's fascinating past along with a short-film of the Cratibul story. Have your senses wowed with this big screen cinematic experience as it weaves its way through its incredible story of how eight major eruptions created Mount Gambier. This exciting adventure takes [...]
What is Mount Gambier Parkrun? Up to a challenge? Want to get fit at your own pace and monitor your improvement week by week? Like to meet like minded people and enjoy a social outing? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions you might like to give Parkrun a try! You will run or walk a 5km track at your own pace, it's you against the clock and no one else! Not [...]
Conservation and Wildlife Park - Valley Lakes Mount Gambier Fun for Everyone! For those of you who love to walk and be 'as one' with nature, may I suggest you do yourself a favour and take a drive to Mount Gambier's Conservation and Wildlife Park down in the Valley Lakes. A free activity for the whole family that is open 7 days a week with wonderful views, board walks and wildlife that's sure to impress! Stroll amongst the tree [...]
The "Lady Nelson" has long been an icon in for travellers to Mount Gambier. It is proudly located in front of the Mount Gambier Visitor Centre. We have been giving her a bit of attention lately and have now placed some crew and passengers from the original display ready to greet those entering our centre. Fun for family photos! #discovermountgambier #ladynelson. The area around the ship is now open and you are welcome to wander [...]
Freebies on foot in the central business district of Mount Gambier. I'm local, and I still get so much pleasure exploring my own town. There is plenty to see and do in the centre of Mount Gambier, let me take you on a relaxed stroll through my town. This unique city is blessed with a fabulous water supply from the Blue Lake, so the gardens are green and lush year round, and starting within the CBD [...]