"Not only the lake is blue" Mount Gambier by iandsmith

Mount Gambier Travel Guide: 133 reviews and 335 photos

A place to spend some time

Mt. Gambier is synonymous with the Blue Lake but when you get there it almost literally "pales" into insignificance, especially if you're there at the wrong time of year.
The town and area have a lot going for them and I can understand why people tarry here.
There are vinyards nearby, along with everything from penguins to antique museums so there's a lot of titillating attractions without anything huge like a Disneyworld or such.
The kaarst landscape with its sinkholes makes for interesting possibilities and caving is certainly one of them though many are on private property.
The town has a rich history and a prosperous air being the major rural centre for some considerable distance.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Varied attractions, nice landscape
  • Cons:The Blue Lake wasn't that great
  • In a nutshell:Worth spending more time there than I did!
  • Last visit to Mount Gambier: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2004 at 9:25 PM

    Ian, what a delight page on Mount Gambier. Your honesty, your excellent writing skills, and your ability to capture the essence of a place is evident again. Some mighty fine photos to accompany your outstanding text.

  • margaretvn's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2004 at 10:55 PM

    enjoyed your tips.

  • alisonr's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2004 at 3:07 AM

    Thanks for some nice comments about my home town!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2003 at 3:08 AM

    This place has always intrigued me for some reason.


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