Attractions

Lake in Mount Gambier

Blue Lake

Mount Gambier's big-ticket item is the luminous, 75m-deep lake, which turns an insane hue of blue during summer. Perplexed scientists think it has to do with calcite crystals suspended in the water, which form at a …
Gallery in Mount Gambier

Riddoch Art Gallery

If Mount Gambier's famed Blue Lake isn't blue, don't feel blue − cheer yourself up at one of Australia's best regional galleries. There are three galleries housing touring and permanent exhibitions, contemporary ins…
Museum in Mount Gambier

Lady Nelson Discovery Centre

The Lady Nelson Discovery Centre (access via the visitor information centre) features a replica of the historic brig Lady Nelson, the sailors aboard which named the 192m-high Mt Gambier as they sailed past in 1800. …
Museum in Mount Gambier

Port MacDonnell Maritime Museum

Around 40 ships have sunk along the Port MacDonnell coast since 1844. The Port MacDonnell Maritime Museum is a barnacle-encrusted trove of artefacts recovered from the shipwrecks. And just down the road towards the …
Cave in Mount Gambier

Engelbrecht Cave

A rubbish dump prior to 1979, this meandering cave system runs beneath Jubilee Hwy and 19 local houses! Tours last 45 minutes and take you down to an underground lake (call for cave-diving info). There's a cafe here…
Cave in Mount Gambier

Umpherston Sinkhole

This ivy-hung hole-in-the-ground was once a retreat from the summertime heat on James Umpherston's long since subdivided estate, now surrounded by lumberyards. You could row a boat around in the bottom before the wa…
Cave in Mount Gambier

Cave Gardens

A 50m-deep sinkhole right in the middle of town, with the odd suicidal shopping trolley at the bottom. You can walk down into it, and watch the nightly Sound & Light Show (from 8.30pm) telling local Aboriginal D…