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Umpherston Sinkhole

The beauty of the Umpherston Sinkhole has to be seen to be believed.

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Appreciate Umpherston Sinkhole’s size and depth from the viewing platforms at the top of the sinkhole, then, walk down into the sinkhole, along the terraces and behind the hanging vines. A large undercover shelter with group seating and free barbecue is provided. Umpherston Sinkhole, also known as The Sunken Garden was once a cave formed through dissolution of the limestone. The sinkhole was created when the top of the chamber collapsed downwards. Now the topsoil down on the floor forms the perfect environment for the sunken garden. Originally beautified by James Umpherston around 1886, the sinkhole is open at all times.

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The Blue Lake

The Blue Lake in Mount Gambier occupies one of the craters of the extinct volcano after which the city has been named.

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The Blue Lake has a 3.6 kilometre road and walking track around the circumference which provides access to many viewing points, the most popular being the underpass between the Blue Lake and the Leg of Mutton Lake. The lake is a striking blue colour that changes at various times of the year. This stunning lake is just a short stroll from Blue Lake Holiday Park.

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Cave Gardens (inc Sound and Light Show)

Situated in the centre of the city, the Cave Garden features a sinkhole that was the original source of water for the early settlers.

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Its beauty and significance can be appreciated from the viewing platforms which hang dramatically over the sinkhole. A bonus in wet weather is the spectacular waterfall. Every evening a spectacular sound and light show tells our Indigenous Dreamtime stories. Best viewed down in the cave, times vary due to season and daylight savings. Beautiful roses are a stunning feature of the famous Cave Garden, a state heritage area. With its historic garden flowing deep into the sinkhole, this area is a great meeting place for locals.

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Riddoch Art Gallery

The Riddoch Art Gallery is composed of three galleries hosting a variety of exhibitions to appeal to a broad range of the community and the travelling public.

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The Main Gallery features exhibitions curated from the collection, or significant touring exhibitions from national cultural institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian War Memorial and the Art Gallery of South Australia. The Margaret Scott Gallery features artist’s projects, contemporary explorations or smaller touring exhibitions. The Cathleen Edkins Community Gallery hosts exhibitions featuring the work of local and emerging artists, as well as displays from community groups and local schools.

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Mount Shank

Mount Schank is a dormant volcano, originally erupting 4,500 years ago.

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Mount Schank was named in December 1800 during an exploratory voyage along Australia’s south-east coast by the ship HMS Lady Nelson. Mount Gambier was also spotted and named on the same voyage. You can hike around the rim of Mt Schank and from the rim you can experience 360 views into the crater and of the surrounding countryside. The trail comprises mostly of limestone planks, 1,038 of them, to climb up to the crater rim. The hike begins from the car park and picnic area beside the waterhole.

Coonawarra-Region
Coonawarra Region

Coonawarra is located approximately 10kms north of Penola on the Riddoch Highway and is part of the Limestone Coast Wine Region.

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The Coonawarra wine region has rich red terra rossa soil, limestone, pure underground water and a long cool ripening season. The region offers visitors wine tasting at in excess of twenty cellar doors. Think Coonawarra, and thoughts of sumptuous reds spring to mind – from the rich rust-coloured Terra Rossa soil for which it’s internationally recognised, to the prized red wines that have made it famous….

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Naracoorte Caves

A trip to the Limestone Coast wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Naracoorte Caves.

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Recognised as one of the world’s most important fossil sites, the caves offer experiences for all ages. For more than 500,000 years, giant animals roamed the Naracoorte area. Falling into well hidden pitfall caves, their fossilised skeletons were left behind, giving scientists a rare glimpse of long extinct animal life. Giant marsupials such as the wombat-like Diprotodon, Thylacoleo the marsupial lion and giant kangaroos lived in the area. These animals, along with others, have been recreated into life-sized models at the renowned Wonambi Fossil Centre. The park’s tourist caves boast a glorious display of stalagmites and stalactites.

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Walking Trails

The area around Blue Lake Holiday Park is perfect for taking a walk and getting some fresh air and exercise.

Read More

It’s a short stroll to the world famous Blue Lake and for something more adventurous there is the Mount Shank Car Park to Crater Rim walk. Check out www.walkingsa.org.au for more details.

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Downhill Mountain Biking

Mount Gambier is a mountain bikers dream!

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The Valley Lakes track is located only minutes from the centre of Mount Gambier and starts at Potters Point, then winds its way down to a long straight and a couple of jumps where it ends at Browns Lake.

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Golf

Golf is a popular pastime in Mount Gambier with courses taking advantage of the beautiful surrounds.

Read More

Next door to Blue Lake Holiday Park is the Blue Lake Public Golf Course and a bit further afield is the Mount Gambier Golf Club. Both courses are a perfect way to stay active on your holiday and enjoy the areas natural surrounds.

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Hiking

The natural limestone and volcanic landscape around Mount Gambier deliver some awesome hiking trails with amazing views.

Read More

Choose from a wide range of hiking trails in the Mount Gambier region including the Mountain Trail which is a circuit hike around Valley Lake where you can enjoy spectacular views across the Valley Lake and Blue Lake. Check out www.walkingsa.org.au for more details.

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The Blue Lake

The Blue Lake in Mount Gambier occupies one of the craters of the extinct volcano after which the city has been named.

Read More

The Blue Lake has a 3.6 kilometre road and walking track around the circumference which provides access to many viewing points, the most popular being the underpass between the Blue Lake and the Leg of Mutton Lake. The lake is a striking blue colour that changes at various times of the year. This stunning lake is just a short stroll from Blue Lake Holiday Park.

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Umpherston Sinkhole

The beauty of the Umpherston Sinkhole has to be seen to be believed.

Read More

Appreciate Umpherston Sinkhole’s size and depth from the viewing platforms at the top of the sinkhole, then, walk down into the sinkhole, along the terraces and behind the hanging vines. A large undercover shelter with group seating and free barbecue is provided. Umpherston Sinkhole, also known as The Sunken Garden was once a cave formed through dissolution of the limestone. The sinkhole was created when the top of the chamber collapsed downwards. Now the topsoil down on the floor forms the perfect environment for the sunken garden. Originally beautified by James Umpherston around 1886, the sinkhole is open at all times.

mount-shank
Mount Shank

Mount Schank is a dormant volcano, originally erupting 4,500 years ago.

Read More

Mount Schank was named in December 1800 during an exploratory voyage along Australia’s south-east coast by the ship HMS Lady Nelson. Mount Gambier was also spotted and named on the same voyage. You can hike around the rim of Mt Schank and from the rim you can experience 360 views into the crater and of the surrounding countryside. The trail comprises mostly of limestone planks, 1,038 of them, to climb up to the crater rim. The hike begins from the car park and picnic area beside the waterhole.

explore_cavegardens
Cave Gardens (inc Sound and Light Show)

Situated in the centre of the city, the Cave Garden features a sinkhole that was the original source of water for the early settlers.

Read More

Its beauty and significance can be appreciated from the viewing platforms which hang dramatically over the sinkhole. A bonus in wet weather is the spectacular waterfall. Every evening a spectacular sound and light show tells our Indigenous Dreamtime stories. Best viewed down in the cave, times vary due to season and daylight savings. Beautiful roses are a stunning feature of the famous Cave Garden, a state heritage area. With its historic garden flowing deep into the sinkhole, this area is a great meeting place for locals.

naracoorte-caves
Naracoorte Caves

A trip to the Limestone Coast wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Naracoorte Caves.

Read More

Recognised as one of the world’s most important fossil sites, the caves offer experiences for all ages. For more than 500,000 years, giant animals roamed the Naracoorte area. Falling into well hidden pitfall caves, their fossilised skeletons were left behind, giving scientists a rare glimpse of long extinct animal life. Giant marsupials such as the wombat-like Diprotodon, Thylacoleo the marsupial lion and giant kangaroos lived in the area. These animals, along with others, have been recreated into life-sized models at the renowned Wonambi Fossil Centre. The park’s tourist caves boast a glorious display of stalagmites and stalactites.

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Golf

Golf is a popular pastime in Mount Gambier with courses taking advantage of the beautiful surrounds.

Read More

Next door to Blue Lake Holiday Park is the Blue Lake Public Golf Course and a bit further afield is the Mount Gambier Golf Club. Both courses are a perfect way to stay active on your holiday and enjoy the areas natural surrounds.

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Hiking

The natural limestone and volcanic landscape around Mount Gambier deliver some awesome hiking trails with amazing views.

Read More

Choose from a wide range of hiking trails in the Mount Gambier region including the Mountain Trail which is a circuit hike around Valley Lake where you can enjoy spectacular views across the Valley Lake and Blue Lake. Check out walking.org.au for more details.

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Walking Trails

The area around Blue Lake Holiday Park is perfect for taking a walk and getting some fresh air and exercise.

Read More

It’s a short stroll to the world famous Blue Lake and for something more adventurous there is the Mount Shank Car Park to Crater Rim walk. Check out walking.org.au for more details.

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Downhill Mountain Biking

Mount Gambier is a mountain bikers dream!

Read More

The Valley Lakes track is located only minutes from the centre of Mount Gambier and starts at Potters Point, then winds its way down to a long straight and a couple of jumps where it ends at Browns Lake.

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Riddoch Art Gallery

The Riddoch Art Gallery is composed of three galleries hosting a variety of exhibitions to appeal to a broad range of the community and the travelling public.

Read More

The Main Gallery features exhibitions curated from the collection, or significant touring exhibitions from national cultural institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian War Memorial and the Art Gallery of South Australia. The Margaret Scott Gallery features artist’s projects, contemporary explorations or smaller touring exhibitions. The Cathleen Edkins Community Gallery hosts exhibitions featuring the work of local and emerging artists, as well as displays from community groups and local schools.

Coonawarra-Region
Coonawarra Region

Coonawarra is located approximately 10kms north of Penola on the Riddoch Highway and is part of the Limestone Coast Wine Region.

Read More

The Coonawarra wine region has rich red terra rossa soil, limestone, pure underground water and a long cool ripening season. The region offers visitors wine tasting at in excess of twenty cellar doors. Think Coonawarra, and thoughts of sumptuous reds spring to mind – from the rich rust-coloured Terra Rossa soil for which it’s internationally recognised, to the prized red wines that have made it famous….

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Umpherston Sinkhole

The beauty of the Umpherston Sinkhole has to be seen to be believed.

Read More

Appreciate Umpherston Sinkhole’s size and depth from the viewing platforms at the top of the sinkhole, then, walk down into the sinkhole, along the terraces and behind the hanging vines. A large undercover shelter with group seating and free barbecue is provided. Umpherston Sinkhole, also known as The Sunken Garden was once a cave formed through dissolution of the limestone. The sinkhole was created when the top of the chamber collapsed downwards. Now the topsoil down on the floor forms the perfect environment for the sunken garden. Originally beautified by James Umpherston around 1886, the sinkhole is open at all times.

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The Blue Lake

The Blue Lake in Mount Gambier occupies one of the craters of the extinct volcano after which the city has been named.

Read More

The Blue Lake has a 3.6 kilometre road and walking track around the circumference which provides access to many viewing points, the most popular being the underpass between the Blue Lake and the Leg of Mutton Lake. The lake is a striking blue colour that changes at various times of the year. This stunning lake is just a short stroll from Blue Lake Holiday Park.

explore_cavegardens
Cave Gardens (inc Sound and Light Show)

Situated in the centre of the city, the Cave Garden features a sinkhole that was the original source of water for the early settlers.

Read More

Its beauty and significance can be appreciated from the viewing platforms which hang dramatically over the sinkhole. A bonus in wet weather is the spectacular waterfall. Every evening a spectacular sound and light show tells our Indigenous Dreamtime stories. Best viewed down in the cave, times vary due to season and daylight savings. Beautiful roses are a stunning feature of the famous Cave Garden, a state heritage area. With its historic garden flowing deep into the sinkhole, this area is a great meeting place for locals.

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Riddoch Art Gallery

The Riddoch Art Gallery is composed of three galleries hosting a variety of exhibitions to appeal to a broad range of the community and the travelling public.

Read More

The Main Gallery features exhibitions curated from the collection, or significant touring exhibitions from national cultural institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian War Memorial and the Art Gallery of South Australia. The Margaret Scott Gallery features artist’s projects, contemporary explorations or smaller touring exhibitions. The Cathleen Edkins Community Gallery hosts exhibitions featuring the work of local and emerging artists, as well as displays from community groups and local schools.

mount-shank
Mount Shank

Mount Schank is a dormant volcano, originally erupting 4,500 years ago.

Read More

Mount Schank was named in December 1800 during an exploratory voyage along Australia’s south-east coast by the ship HMS Lady Nelson. Mount Gambier was also spotted and named on the same voyage. You can hike around the rim of Mt Schank and from the rim you can experience 360 views into the crater and of the surrounding countryside. The trail comprises mostly of limestone planks, 1,038 of them, to climb up to the crater rim. The hike begins from the car park and picnic area beside the waterhole.

Coonawarra-Region
Coonawarra Region

Coonawarra is located approximately 10kms north of Penola on the Riddoch Highway and is part of the Limestone Coast Wine Region.

Read More

The Coonawarra wine region has rich red terra rossa soil, limestone, pure underground water and a long cool ripening season. The region offers visitors wine tasting at in excess of twenty cellar doors. Think Coonawarra, and thoughts of sumptuous reds spring to mind – from the rich rust-coloured Terra Rossa soil for which it’s internationally recognised, to the prized red wines that have made it famous….

naracoorte-caves
Naracoorte Caves

A trip to the Limestone Coast wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Naracoorte Caves.

Read More

Recognised as one of the world’s most important fossil sites, the caves offer experiences for all ages. For more than 500,000 years, giant animals roamed the Naracoorte area. Falling into well hidden pitfall caves, their fossilised skeletons were left behind, giving scientists a rare glimpse of long extinct animal life. Giant marsupials such as the wombat-like Diprotodon, Thylacoleo the marsupial lion and giant kangaroos lived in the area. These animals, along with others, have been recreated into life-sized models at the renowned Wonambi Fossil Centre. The park’s tourist caves boast a glorious display of stalagmites and stalactites.

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Walking Trails

The area around Blue Lake Holiday Park is perfect for taking a walk and getting some fresh air and exercise.

Read More

It’s a short stroll to the world famous Blue Lake and for something more adventurous there is the Mount Shank Car Park to Crater Rim walk. Check out www.walkingsa.org.au for more details.

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Downhill Mountain Biking

Mount Gambier is a mountain bikers dream!

Read More

The Valley Lakes track is located only minutes from the centre of Mount Gambier and starts at Potters Point, then winds its way down to a long straight and a couple of jumps where it ends at Browns Lake.

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Golf

Golf is a popular pastime in Mount Gambier with courses taking advantage of the beautiful surrounds.

Read More

Next door to Blue Lake Holiday Park is the Blue Lake Public Golf Course and a bit further afield is the Mount Gambier Golf Club. Both courses are a perfect way to stay active on your holiday and enjoy the areas natural surrounds.

explore_hiking
Hiking

The natural limestone and volcanic landscape around Mount Gambier deliver some awesome hiking trails with amazing views.

Read More

Choose from a wide range of hiking trails in the Mount Gambier region including the Mountain Trail which is a circuit hike around Valley Lake where you can enjoy spectacular views across the Valley Lake and Blue Lake. Check out www.walkingsa.org.au for more details.

Nature & Wildlife
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The Blue Lake

The Blue Lake in Mount Gambier occupies one of the craters of the extinct volcano after which the city has been named.

Read More

The Blue Lake has a 3.6 kilometre road and walking track around the circumference which provides access to many viewing points, the most popular being the underpass between the Blue Lake and the Leg of Mutton Lake. The lake is a striking blue colour that changes at various times of the year. This stunning lake is just a short stroll from Blue Lake Holiday Park.

Umpherston-Sink-Hole
Umpherston Sinkhole

The beauty of the Umpherston Sinkhole has to be seen to be believed.

Read More

Appreciate Umpherston Sinkhole’s size and depth from the viewing platforms at the top of the sinkhole, then, walk down into the sinkhole, along the terraces and behind the hanging vines. A large undercover shelter with group seating and free barbecue is provided. Umpherston Sinkhole, also known as The Sunken Garden was once a cave formed through dissolution of the limestone. The sinkhole was created when the top of the chamber collapsed downwards. Now the topsoil down on the floor forms the perfect environment for the sunken garden. Originally beautified by James Umpherston around 1886, the sinkhole is open at all times.

mount-shank
Mount Shank

Mount Schank is a dormant volcano, originally erupting 4,500 years ago.

Read More

Mount Schank was named in December 1800 during an exploratory voyage along Australia’s south-east coast by the ship HMS Lady Nelson. Mount Gambier was also spotted and named on the same voyage. You can hike around the rim of Mt Schank and from the rim you can experience 360 views into the crater and of the surrounding countryside. The trail comprises mostly of limestone planks, 1,038 of them, to climb up to the crater rim. The hike begins from the car park and picnic area beside the waterhole.

explore_cavegardens
Cave Gardens (inc Sound and Light Show)

Situated in the centre of the city, the Cave Garden features a sinkhole that was the original source of water for the early settlers.

Read More

Its beauty and significance can be appreciated from the viewing platforms which hang dramatically over the sinkhole. A bonus in wet weather is the spectacular waterfall. Every evening a spectacular sound and light show tells our Indigenous Dreamtime stories. Best viewed down in the cave, times vary due to season and daylight savings. Beautiful roses are a stunning feature of the famous Cave Garden, a state heritage area. With its historic garden flowing deep into the sinkhole, this area is a great meeting place for locals.

naracoorte-caves
Naracoorte Caves

A trip to the Limestone Coast wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Naracoorte Caves.

Read More

Recognised as one of the world’s most important fossil sites, the caves offer experiences for all ages. For more than 500,000 years, giant animals roamed the Naracoorte area. Falling into well hidden pitfall caves, their fossilised skeletons were left behind, giving scientists a rare glimpse of long extinct animal life. Giant marsupials such as the wombat-like Diprotodon, Thylacoleo the marsupial lion and giant kangaroos lived in the area. These animals, along with others, have been recreated into life-sized models at the renowned Wonambi Fossil Centre. The park’s tourist caves boast a glorious display of stalagmites and stalactites.

Sport & Leisure
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Golf

Golf is a popular pastime in Mount Gambier with courses taking advantage of the beautiful surrounds.

Read More

Next door to Blue Lake Holiday Park is the Blue Lake Public Golf Course and a bit further afield is the Mount Gambier Golf Club. Both courses are a perfect way to stay active on your holiday and enjoy the areas natural surrounds.

explore_hiking
Hiking

The natural limestone and volcanic landscape around Mount Gambier deliver some awesome hiking trails with amazing views.

Read More

Choose from a wide range of hiking trails in the Mount Gambier region including the Mountain Trail which is a circuit hike around Valley Lake where you can enjoy spectacular views across the Valley Lake and Blue Lake. Check out walking.org.au for more details.

explore_walkingtrails
Walking Trails

The area around Blue Lake Holiday Park is perfect for taking a walk and getting some fresh air and exercise.

Read More

It’s a short stroll to the world famous Blue Lake and for something more adventurous there is the Mount Shank Car Park to Crater Rim walk. Check out walking.org.au for more details.

explore_bike
Downhill Mountain Biking

Mount Gambier is a mountain bikers dream!

Read More

The Valley Lakes track is located only minutes from the centre of Mount Gambier and starts at Potters Point, then winds its way down to a long straight and a couple of jumps where it ends at Browns Lake.

Culture & Heritage
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Riddoch Art Gallery

The Riddoch Art Gallery is composed of three galleries hosting a variety of exhibitions to appeal to a broad range of the community and the travelling public.

Read More

The Main Gallery features exhibitions curated from the collection, or significant touring exhibitions from national cultural institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian War Memorial and the Art Gallery of South Australia. The Margaret Scott Gallery features artist’s projects, contemporary explorations or smaller touring exhibitions. The Cathleen Edkins Community Gallery hosts exhibitions featuring the work of local and emerging artists, as well as displays from community groups and local schools.

Coonawarra-Region
Coonawarra Region

Coonawarra is located approximately 10kms north of Penola on the Riddoch Highway and is part of the Limestone Coast Wine Region.

Read More

The Coonawarra wine region has rich red terra rossa soil, limestone, pure underground water and a long cool ripening season. The region offers visitors wine tasting at in excess of twenty cellar doors. Think Coonawarra, and thoughts of sumptuous reds spring to mind – from the rich rust-coloured Terra Rossa soil for which it’s internationally recognised, to the prized red wines that have made it famous….

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