Mount Gambier Articles
Mount Gambier is known for its limestone and its maar volcano.
Proclaimed a city in 1954, Mount Gambier is located 450 kilometres from Adelaide and 435 kilometres from Melbourne.
Mount Gambier volcano and craters
The volcano, also called Mount Gambier, has huge craters, one which is home to a lake known as Blue Lake - renowned for its astonishing ability to change colour with the seasons.
Another lake in Mount Gambier's craters is Valley Lake, which is used for water skiing and is surrounded by bushwalks and parks.
Mount Gambier caves
The area of Mount Gambier has many caves, such as Tantanoola Caves, Umpherston Sinkhole, Ewens Ponds and Cave Gardens, filled with water that bring in cave divers to Mount Gambier.
Mount Gambier limestone
Limestone just beneath the ground's surface in the Mount Gambier region provides it with lush greenery and gardens as it works to hold plenty of ground water.
Mount Gambier creeks also gain plenty of this water, such as Piccininnie and Ewan ponds, that carry the water out in to the ocean.
All this water ensures that Mount Gambier has plenty of great wineries and produce that you should make the most of.
Mount Gambier parks
Other places of natural beauty in Mount Gambier is the Discovery Bay Coastal Park, filled with beaches and lakes and the perfect area for camping.
The Lower Glenelg National Park is also worth experiencing for its river and 27,000 of bush, flora and fauna.
The Cave Gardens in Mount Gambier is the perfect place to unwind, known for its gorgeous gardens.
Vansittart Park is also a beautiful reserve - perfect for that family picnic and enjoying its themed gardens.
Mount Gambier historical buildings
While you're in Mount Gambier, visit the National Trust Old Court House built in 1865 that will show you lots about Mount Gambier's history.
The jail is also a popular site to visit and also functions as accommodation if you so wish.