You’ve arrived in the region on volcanoes, caves and cenotes…Now there’s lots to explore so you better get a good nights rest here and get ready to for some epic sightseeing.
Being the second largest city in South Australia, Mount Gambier always has something going on, make sure you check out our events page to see what’s happening.
As you’re heading into Mount Gambier, your first stop has to be Umpherston Sinkhole! This sunken garden will have you in awe, it’s as if you’re in an enchanted garden. Coming in at dusk? Perfect timing for possums! Grab some fruit and your camera, this is the perfect sport to get a cute photo. You can also jump on a Meet the Possum Tour, but you have to book ahead!
You can’t come to Mount Gambier and not visit the Blue Lake. Although it won’t be showing off its brightest blue tones, it’s still incredible to see. The entire cluster of volcano craters have some great walks to keep you active on your road trip, and their all located in the heart of town. Including one up to the Centenary Tower were you’ll get some epic panoramic views.
Once you’ve explored the streets of Mount Gambier from above, it’s time to go below at Engelbrecht Cave. Take to tour down into the cave to learn about the cave system that winds it’s way beneath the streets.
Looking for something a little more adventurous? Only 15 minutes from Mount Gambier is the world-renowned Kilsby Sinkhole. A hot spot for cave divers around the world, Kilsby Sinkhole also offer snorkelling experiences that will have you feeling like you’re floating in air. What’s a visit to Kilsby’s without trying their signature Sinkhole Gin. Bookings must be made in advance for this once in a lifetime experience.
There’s so much more to experience in Mount Gambier and it’s surrounds, you really need to take your time. If you don’t have time on this trip, come back in summer and conqueror them then! Check a few out here.