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Mount Gambier Travel Guide: 133 reviews and 335 photos

IS........ 436kms from Adelaide and 441kms from Melbourne, an easy drive from either city.

Located on the slopes of a dormant volcano, Mount Gambier is one of the fastest growing cities in South Australia.


The Blue Lake is inside one of the three dormant Craters.

What is so special about the Blue Lake, is the colour of the water changes through-out the year.

Mt. Gambier was also the first place named in South Australia.

Mount Gambier is a perfect destination for longer stays to enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding region, the caves and sinkholes, coastline, rivers, lakes and wineries.

There are plenty of short drives to do, enough to keep you busy for a full week if you make your base Mt. Gambier.

Mt. Gambier also has a full calendar of events through-out the year, so you may like to come when one of these are on!

We are staying at Mt. Gambier for 2 nights, and going for a drive to the seaside town of PORT MacDONNELL, and then will continue on our 11,500km road trip into the State of Victoria and to DARTMOOR.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A city which is a good base for seeing the surrounding sights
  • In a nutshell:Lots of heritage buildings and interesting sink-holes to see!
  • Last visit to Mount Gambier: May 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Dee, very comprehensive page about this Australian gem. I like it when the Australians say that 430 km are an easy drive. *winkygrin*

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Such a lovely page, the roses, the Cave garden, the blue lake - such beautiful colours.


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