Mt Gambier, South Australia

Regardless of whether you are staying in Mt Gambier for a romantic getaway, work, family holiday or as a country retreat where you can recharge your batteries you will discover plenty of interesting things to see and do. Within the city itself that are numerous cosmopolitan cafes where you can enjoy a latte, restaurants to dine at in the evenings, boutique shops, a Centro Shopping Centre and clubs & pubs filled with night time entertainment. Further afield in the surrounding Mt Gambier region you can visit cellar doors in the highly acclaimed Coonawarra wine region, explore the World Heritage Naracoorte Caves, take a relaxing cruise along the Glenelg River to the Princess Margaret Rose Cave or enjoy some of the excellent fishing along the coast line.

The South Australian city of Mt Gambier is renowned for its spectacular Blue Lake which sits inside an ancient volcano and provides the perfect backdrop for family photos and videos. After visiting this popular tourist attractions you really should also go and see the Umpherston Sinkhole and Cave Garden, which is beautifully lit up at night time and even allows tourists to feed the resident possums. The Mt Gambier region also features numerous golf courses where you can enjoy a relaxing round of golf, as well as many ancient limestone caves including the popular Engelbrecht Cave and the stunning Tantanoola Cave.

Mt Gambier is a city that is filled with history and this is evidenced by either visiting the Military History Museum at the RSL Club or exploring the city's many historic building such as the Adam Lindsay Gordon Monument, Centenary Tower, Court House and Former Town Hall. Another impressive attraction in Mt Gambier is the Riddoch Art Gallery or if touring around is more your style then why not visit some of the nearby coastal crayfish towns whilst using Mt Gambier as your holiday base.

How To Get There :      The city of Mt Gambier in the south east corner of South Australia is effectively the same distance from both Melbourne and Adelaide (440 kilometres). If you are driving to Mt Gambier from Melbourne you can either take the Westgate Freeway to Geelong and then the Hamilton Highway through Mortlake, Penshurst and Heywood or take the Western Highway to Ballarat and then the Glenelg Highway through Dunkeld, Hamilton, Coleraine and Casterton. If you are driving to Mt Gambier from Adelaide you will need to drive along the South Eastern Freeway to Tailem Bend and then take to Duke Highway through Keith, Naracoorte and Penola. Another way to get to Mt Gambier is to fly in via the airline Rex, which operates regular daily flights from both Melbourne and Adelaide.

Weather :      The Mt Gambier region features a typical southern Australian climate. This means cold winters with plenty of rainy days (May - August), a slightly milder spring with still plenty of rain during the months of September to November (average daily maximum temperature between 16-20°C) and a pleasant summer/autumn (December - April) with warmer temperatures (low to high 20°C average daily maximum) and very few rainy days.

Suitable For :      Couples and families who want a short or medium term holiday.

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