Mount Gambier is the second largest town in South Australia, with an estimated urban population of around 33,233 (2021), the town services a large area of the Limestone Coast.
Mount Gambier is the heart of the Limestone Coast, located approximately 450 kilometres from Adelaide and just a short 17 kilometres approximately from the Victorian border.
Well known for its geographical features; especially the volcanic landscape and crater lakes with the most recognisable being The Blue Lake (Warwar); which turns cobalt blue in summer. Surrounding The Blue Lake are a number of other lakes, including the Valley Lake (Ketla Malpi), the Little Blue Lake and some smaller lakes located around the volcanic area.
Attractions around the town include Centenary Tower; climb to the top and take in the panoramic views of Mount Gambier and surrounding landscape. The volcanic craters and lakes are some of the most popular and well known attractions for Mount Gambier.
The Umpherston Sinkhole (Balumbul) was created in 1886 by James Umpherston, when the limestone roof collapsed. James went on to create the most beautiful sunken garden, you can walk down into the garden and take in the views along the way. The Lady Nelson Visitor Centre features a full-sized replica of a late 18th century ship and boosts all the attractions of the Limestone Coast region.