10 Things To Do in Mount Gambier

There is so much to see and do in Mount Gambier

A few sightseeing suggestions from us

Mount Gambier Visitor Centre

Phone: 1800 087 187

Home of the Lady Nelson
Visit the centre and talk to the qualified staff who can help you get the most out of your stay in Mount Gambier. The staff really know what they are talking about and are very helpful, the centre is also great for kids with an interactive section.

The Blue Lake

Take a leisurely stroll around the circumference of the lake (approx. 3.6km) which provides access to the viewing points located at various locations around the crater.


Centenary Tower

190 metres above sea level, the view of the lakes, the city of Mount Gambier and the country side are spectacular.

The tower is open when the flag is flying, inside the tower there is a display of early photography of the Crater Lakes Area. Even when the flag isn’t flying you can always do the walk to the top. The incline is steep so it is not for the weak hearted and good walking shoes are advised, the view at the top will make it all worth it!

Umpherston Sinkhole

Originally a sink hole on farming land, James Umpherston created the beautiful gardens with a variety of plants, palms and ferns.

At night possums come out and play they also enjoy being fed fruit. There are BBQ facilities and a Kiosk located at the sinkhole. The grounds are beautiful.

Engelbrecht Caves

Phone: 8723 5552

Take a tour to explore a sinkhole and 2 separate caverns, 1 of which runs under the Jubilee Highway, view the underground lake with its clear blue water.

Open 9:30am-3:00pm daily except Wednesdays

Cave Garden

Located in the centre of town, famous for its beautiful rose garden. Suspended viewing platforms offer magnificent views down into the garden.

There is a free light show that runs every night at 8.30pm and 8.45pm during winter and 9pm and 9.15pm during daylight saving hours.

The Main Corner

Phone:  8721 2563

Open Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday and Sunday and most public holidays 10am – 2pm

Watch the free Volcano documentary explaining the 8 major eruptions that formed Mount Gambier. This is not your normal boring documentary – it is actually quite interesting.

The Riddoch art gallery is the largest regional gallery in South Australia first opened in 1887.

There are many multi touch and illuminate displays offering an interactive experience exploring much of Mount Gambier’s history. Kids will love it too!

Vansittart Park

Take a stroll through the immaculate gardens.

Featuring 2 rotundas one of which houses a fully restored World War 1 Krupp field gun.

There is also an adjoining playground for the kids.

Mount Schank

Approximately 15kms from Mount Gambier, Mount Schank is an dormant volcano surrounded by fertile grazing land and a quarry. Take a walk around the top of the crater, on your way home call in to the Bellum Hotel for one of their famous burgers.

Little Blue Lake

Located in the Kanawinka volcanic area between two dormant volcanoes, Mount Schank and Mount Gambier. A beautiful natural water filled sinkhole with stairs and a floating pontoon, to improve safety and access to the water’s edge. The lake has a diameter of about 40 metres, and a maximum depth of about 47 metres, the shallowest point is a depth of about 25 metres.

Telford Scrub Forest Canopy Boardwalk

100 meters long and 4.2meters high, you might even see some koalas that were relocated from Kangaroo Island.

No dogs. Closed on Total Fire Ban Days.