Getting There & Away
Mount Gambier is around a four-hour highway drive from Adelaide.
Regional Express flies daily between Adelaide and Mount Gambier (one-way from $129, 1¼ hours).
Premier Stateliner runs two bus routes from Adelaide to Mount Gambier ($85, six hours) − coastal (Monday, Thursday and Friday) and inland (Tuesday to Sunday). In the other direction (Mount Gambier to Adelaide), the coast bus runs on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday; and the inland bus runs Thursday to Tuesday.
V/Line runs a service between Mount Gambier and Melbourne ($50, 5½ hours) − you take the bus from Mount Gambier to Ballarat or Warrnambool, where you hop on a train for Melbourne.