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Information about the Mount Gambier region

South Australia's second largest City, Mount Gambier is the regional centre of the limestone Coast in the South East of South Australia and is one of the most progressive communities in the State. Mount Gambier is a thriving City set in a unique and ancient landscape of volcanic craters, lakes, limestone and mysterious underground waterways.

Situated between Adelaide and Melbourne, Mount Gambier makes the ideal stopover for those travelling to and from The Great Ocean Road or the Grampians and the perfect destination for the extended stay to enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of the surrounding region, the caves and sinkholes, coastline, rivers, lakes and wineries.Mount Gambier is recognised as the home of the softwood timber industry in Australia as well as being the commercial, retail, cultural, sporting and recreational hub for residents of the south east of South Australia and the western districts of Victoria

A feature of the City has always been the quality of its many public gardens including Vansittart Park, Cave Garden and Pioneer Park. Home of the Blue Lake which almost magically turns from gray to vivid blue in November each year, there are also other lakes nearby. Brown Lake is a great picnic spot. With so much limestone there, there are places for cave diving and even a beautiful sunken cave garden to explore right in the heart of the city

Major attractions include the Crater Lakes complex incorporating the renowned Blue Lake and Valley Lake recreational area, Centenary Tower, Umpherston Sinkhole, Engelbrecht Cave as well as the cities many galleries and museums. A short drive from Mount Gambier will take you to Little Blue Lake, Ewens Ponds and Piccaninnie Ponds which are popular amongst the cave diving fraternity; visit Port MacDonnell the Southern Rock Lobster capital of Australia, Tantanoola, Princess Margaret Rose or Naracoorte Caves, Mount Schank, the Glenelg River or the world renowned Coonawarra wine producing region.

"The Lady Nelson" Visitor and Discovery Centre is the Limestone Coast's premier Visitor Information Centre, open seven (7) days per week and provides a comprehensive and personalised visitor information service.

Make "The Lady Nelson" your first stop when visiting Mount Gambier and obtain your free guide and maps of the region as well as a variety on information on accommodation, tours, attractions etc etc telephone 1800 087 187 or visit

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Something for everybody from the most adventurous to those just wanting to enjoy the natural beauty and atmosphere.