Mount Gambier

Travel Guide
Mount Gambier
Discover the beauty of the Limestone Coast’s volcanic plains and check out the fertile valleys and crater lakes that make up South Australia’s second-largest city.

Mount Gambier is a city with a striking natural landscape situated on the foothills of a dormant volcano. Experience the region’s rich and geologically diverse natural scenery as you explore the Limestone Coast. Go hiking and cave diving and spend some time enjoying the mesmerizing beauty of crater lakes and verdant valleys. Mount Gambier is a popular stop for travelers journeying between Melbourne and Adelaide, but the city’s hidden treasures reveal themselves for those who stay awhile.

Stroll around the city center and visit a delicatessen to pick up local South Australian treats for a picnic. Riddoch Art Gallery is one of the state’s major regional art galleries and the adjacent Corner hosts theater productions in the repurposed offices of the old town hall complex.

Make your way to Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake Reserve to witness the hypnotic blue color of the artesian lake. The lake is encircled by a pretty walking path, from which you can observe the water’s steel-grey tone in winter and cobalt-blue in summer. You can also check out pretty Valley Lake, which has an exciting wildlife park, and Little Blue Lake or Leg of Mutton Lake.

Another popular spot for a picnic is the Cave Gardens. This pretty park has a rose garden and spacious lawns. Explore some of Mount Gambier’s many caves, sinkholes and geological formations. Umpherston Sinkhole has gorgeous gardens while Engelbrecht Cave is a popular spot for cave-diving adventures.

Climb to the top of Centenary Tower to enjoy sweeping views across Valley Lake and Marist Park to Mount Gambier’s eastern reaches.

Mount Gambier is easy to reach by car from Adelaide and Melbourne, both of which are less than 5 hours’ drive away. The city has a regional airport with services to Melbourne and Adelaide. You can also reach the city by regional train from Melbourne via Warrnambool. Add Mount Gambier to your Limestone Coast road trip and enjoy an exciting range of natural attractions. Nearby, you’ll find the Tantanoola Caves, the Naracoorte Caves and Hells Hole.

The Henty
The Henty
3 out of 5
96 Jubilee Hwy E, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is £63 per night from 20 Aug to 21 Aug
Stay at this 3-star motel in Mount Gambier. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (117 reviews)
"Recently renovated, with a bit still to go. Well places and quiet."

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2022

The Henty
The Commodore
The Commodore
4 out of 5
Corner of Jubillee Highway and Penola, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is £78 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 4-star motel in Mount Gambier. Enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (549 reviews)
"We stayed overnight! Comfortable, clean and well maintained!"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2022

The Commodore
Presidential Motel
Presidential Motel
3.5 out of 5
152 Jubilee Hwy West, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is £74 per night from 20 Aug to 21 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly motel in Mount Gambier. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4/5 Very Good! (662 reviews)
Good for the night
"Large motel room. Comfy bed. No cutlery or crockery other than 2 cups and saucers and some glasses. No microwave. Pleasant but could do with updating."

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2022

Presidential Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Apartments on Tolmie
Apartments on Tolmie
4 out of 5
27A Tolmie Street, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is £144 per night from 26 Aug to 27 Aug
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Mount Gambier. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace and a garden. Popular attractions Mount Gambier Catholic Parish and Cave Gardens are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (44 reviews)
"Property was in a good location and had good supplies needed for our stay. Appliances need updating, apartment could have done with a good clean and refresh. All considered, if cheaper would have been a great stay"

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2021

Apartments on Tolmie
Aloha Central Premium Studios
Aloha Central Premium Studios
4 out of 5
Bartletts Lane, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in Mount Gambier. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and private gardens. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (15 reviews)
"We loved how close it is to local restaurants & cafes. Lovely clean room with a comfy bed"

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2022

Aloha Central Premium Studios
Aloha Luxury Central Apartments
Aloha Luxury Central Apartments
4 out of 5
36 James Street, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is £166 per night from 23 Aug to 24 Aug
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Mount Gambier. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a furnished patio. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (52 reviews)
"Easy to find the key. Spacious and quiet at night Well appointed Easy access to shops Would stay again"

Reviewed on 6 Jun 2021

Aloha Luxury Central Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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