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Mount Gambier Mount Gambier - SA Landmarks

Landmark: Mount Gambier
Address: Princes Highway, Mount Gambier, 5290, SA

Mount Gambier lies on an extinct volcano, 450 kilometres south of Adelaide and 17 kilometres from the South Australian border where the area features a mesh of volcanic craters. The town itself was built on the escarpment of the volcano and was originally known as Gambier Town. The three largest craters have been filled with water, called Blue Lake, this incredible sight is best viewed in November when the water transforms into an impressive shade of turquoise blue and is a favourite attraction amongst locals and visitors to the area. Mount Gambier is home to the largest softwood pine plantation in the Commonwealth and enjoys the products of surrounding farming, viticulture and dairy countryside.

Begin with a visit to 'The Lady Nelson' Visitor and Discovery Centre and find out just what is on offer to all who visit this unique area. With a number of free fantastic and fun attractions it is a fabulous family holiday destination. Stop and smell the roses at Cave Gardens, keep an eye out for cheeky possums at feeding time at Umpherston Sinkhole, admire the marvellous view with a walk to Centenary Tower and encounter fascinating creatures in the wildlife park at Valley Lake Crater. Stroll around the town on the self guided City Centre Walk marvelling at the grand colonial buildings, art galleries, markets and studios.

Mount Gambier provides accommodation options for all visitors to the town. Plan your stay to ensure that you don't miss a thing as Mount Gambier is a great family destination and the ideal place to base your exploration of the Limestone Coast.

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