The volcanic cinder cone of Mount Schank is a striking landscape feature approximately 12 kilometres south of Mount Gambier.
The cone hasn’t seen much affect by erosion and rises approximately 100 metres above the flat coastal plain. The Mount Schank cone shaped landform is a rare South Australian example of volcanic activity and is a South Australian Geological Monument.
Mount Schank sits on a state heritage area of approximately 150 hectares and includes land around the volcano.
Complete the hike around the rim of Mount Schank to take in the magnificent sceneries of the area.
Scientific studies indicate that Mount Schank is slightly older than Mount Gambier, which represents the most recent volcanic activity in Australia.
The Mount Schank area differs from Mount Gambier; as it is set away from urban development. Even though it has been both quarried and farmed, its distinctive cone shape has not been affected.