Wondering how keep the kids entertained in Mount Gambier during these school holidays? We’ve come up with some of our favourite activities for you and your family to enjoy!

Mount Gambier Railway Lands

Ride our spectacular Rail Trail

Stay active this school holidays with a bike ride through the city! Mount Gambier’s Rail Trail follows the old railway line from one side of the city to the other. Stop along the way to enjoy local art and have some fun on the Nature Play Area.

The total length of the Rail Trail is 7.42km. Download a map here.

Scroll Queen

Try some of Mount Gambier’s finest cuisines

Taste your way through Mount Gambier’s culinary playground with a smorgasbord of treats on offer. Dive into a Badenoch’s Deli ice cream, tuck into a scroll from Scroll Queen, or choose from one of the spectacular creations from Crave Dessert Bar.

Leg-of-Mutton-Lake

Easter Egg Hunt in Leg of Mutton Lake/ Yatton Loo

Autumn is one of the most magical times of the year in Mount Gambier, especially when it involves walks at Leg of Mutton Lake/Yatton Loo. Why not add a little extra magic with an easter egg hunt for the kids! Just remember where you hid them all, you don’t want to leave any behind!

Feed the Possums at Umpherston Sinkhole

Rug up and head down to Umpherston Sinkhole after dusk to meet the locals. Once the sun goes down at Umpherston Sinkhole, the local possums emerge from their daytime hideouts to feed. With a pocket full of fresh fruits and veggies, you be their best friends! Just remember not to feed them bread.

Head underground at Engelbrecht Cave

Be amazed by what’s beneath the streets of Mount Gambier at Engelbrecht Cave. Engelbrecht Cave is one of the Limestone Coasts’ fascinating cave sites. From the top, it looks like a park, but from beneath it’s a geological wonderland. Take a paid guided tour down into the cave and see where qualified cave divers explore the secret tunnels and water-filled passages. Bookings are essential. To book, phone 8723 5552.

To explore other caves around the region, click here.

Treehouse Adventure Centre

Have a blast at the Treehouse Adventure Centre

With indoor playgrounds, climbing walls, inflatables, pedal go-karting and more, the Treehouse Adventure Centre will keep the kids entertained for hours! Family and friends can kick back in the cafe or get in on the fun too.

Stay up to date on their Facebook page or head to their website.

Check out the School Holiday Program

City of Mount Gambier has a huge program to keep children & youth entertained with events taking place at The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre & Mount Gambier Library. Think: Scavenger hunts, boo bingo, mock trials, tie dye sharpie shoes, clay bead making, escape rooms, Outdoor Living Room (market & buskers), movie screening under the stars and more. Check out the full program here.

Echo farm

Experience life on a small Australian farm

We’ve goat your back when it comes to animal encounters…okay, so that pun was bad but your day at Echo Farm won’t be! Meet the farmers and enjoy a self-guided tour around the property. Feed the donkeys, meet Emmet the Emu and watch the goats jump on trampolines.

Stay up to date with Echo Farm on their Facebook page.

There’s always more to experience than you think in Mount Gambier!
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