Mount Gambier, South Australia is a popular attraction to those making the drive from Melbourne to Adelaide. However, road trip or no road trip this is one of the state’s unmissable tourist attractions! Just a 4 hour drive (or 1 hour flight) from Adelaide, we’ve put together a list of things to do in Mount Gambier that’s sure to quench your adventure thirst! And if you’re looking for the perfect Mount Gambier hotel then we’ve got you covered.
The Blue Lake is considered one of the most beautiful things to do in Mount Gambier! You can enjoy this awe-inspiring cobalt blue lake while trekking 3.6km along a sturdy walking trail. You’ll be ready for bed back at your Mount Gambier hotel at the end of this adventure!
Second on our list is Umpherston Sinkhole… A local hot spot that’ll really put an ‘umph’ in your step! Once a limestone cave it eventually became corroded by seawater waves and was then transformed into a spectacular garden for the public to enjoy. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet outside your Mount Gambier hotel then this is perfect!
These caves are home to two non-contiguous fossil sites and attract a heap of tourists each year. The Naracoorte Caves National Park stretches over 300 hectares and is home to a beautiful display of local flora and a series of coastal dune ridges. An absolute must if you’re looking for things to do in Mount Gambier.
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Accommodation in Mount Gambier
Are you planning to visit the nearby Limestone Coast Region? Stay at Comfort Inn Silver Birch with an onsite widely acclaimed restaurant. Another great option is the four-star Quality Inn Presidential, situated between Adelaide and Melbourne close to the iconic Blue Lake.