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Things to do in Mount Gambier

The Blue Lake
The Blue Lake
1 John Watson Drive, Mount Gambier.

The Blue Lake occupies one of the craters of the extinct volcano. Early each November, the lake’s turns sombre blue. The 3.6 kilometre road and walking track around the circumference of the Blue Lake. Aquifer Tours operate a fascinating 45 minute tour.
The Valley Lake
The Valley Lake
Davison Drive, Mount Gambier.

The Valley Lake is a monomictic crater lake in the Australian state of South Australia situated in the south of Mount Gambier, near the Blue Lake. The Lake is surrounded by a park situated on Davidson Drive. The shore of the lake features a kids playground, sporting facilities, BBQs and toilets.
Umphertson Sinkhole
Umphertson Sinkhole
Jubilee Hwy East, Mount Gambier. 08 8724 9750.

The Umpherston Sinkhole (or the Sunken Garden) is one of the most spectacular gardens located in the Mount Gambier region. Umpherston sinkhole was once a typical limestone cave that formed by the corrosion of limestone rocks by seawater waves and the sinkhole was naturally created when the chamber’s roof collapsed.
Centenary Tower
Centenary Tower
Elliot Drive, Mount Gambier. 08 8725 2458.

For the ultimate view of the South East, make the hike up the hill and enjoy uninterrupted, 360 degree panoramas. Take a great photo of the Valley Lake and view other volcanic craters from 190 metres above sea level. On a clear day enjoy breathtaking views of the sand dunes and ocean in the distance.
Cave Gardens
Cave Gardens
5 Bay Road, Mount Gambier.

The Cave Gardens are the garden located in the centre of Mount Gambier in the Australian state of South Australia that contain a 90-ft-deep cave. The cave was initially used as a water source for the town. In 1870 the area became a reserve, and by the 1890s trees, gas lamps and seating were installed in the area.
Engelbrecht Cave
Engelbrecht Cave
26 Chute Street, Mount Gambier. 08 8723 5552.

Engelbrecht Cave is one of the Limestone Coasts fascinating cave sites. Inside the cave you will find a viewing platform and much of the cave is accessible to divers. It is a unique cave close to the centre of Mount Gambier. Take a tour to discover why cave divers swim through the water filled passages under the streets and roads of the city.
Main Corner Complex
Main Corner Complex
1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier. 08 8721 2563.

Whether you are a local or a tourist, why not pop by to see the free daily screening of a film about Mount Gambier’s unique attraction, the mountain itself. The fascinating film ‘Volcano’ tells the tale of the geological disturbance that created Mount Gambier and is usually shown twice daily, at 11am and 1pm. It is a must-see for anyone with an interest in geology.
Tree House Play Cafe
Tree House Play Cafe
25 Bay Road Mount Gambier. 08 8723 2045.

Behind the Treehouse door you’ll find Mount Gambier’s one and only indoor play facility featuring a range of must-see equipment for cool kids of all ages. Let your imagination run wild and transform the space into a world of your own. With epic slides, arcade games, a flying fox and an ever-changing party room.
Squashbrook Pool - Gym
Squashbrook Pool - Gym
297 Commercial St West, Mount Gambier. 08 8725 5351

Squashbrook has the widest and best range of facilities in Mt Gambier to provide its members with an awesome experience every workout. Our 26 piece Cardio Theatre includes treadmills, rowers, cross trainers and bikes. Swim some laps in the heated pool, sit back and dream away being gently massaged by the soothing spa.
Kamboom Family Entertainment
Kamboom Family Entertainment
32 Elizabeth Street, Mount Gambier. 08 8723 2442

When you walk into Kaboom, you are straight away greeted by our friendly and experienced staff. Whether you’re visiting for the first time, as a family, group or professional bowler we can accomodate your needs. We aren’t just about bowling, we also are proud of our updated game arcade lounge equipped with a pool table, skill testers, racing cars and more.
Vansittart Park
Vansittart Park
104 Commercial St West Mount Gambier. 08 8724 9750.

Mount Gambier’s Vansittart Park is a popular public recreational area and a family-friendly neighbourhood park. Many locals often come here to play, run and jog. Today, Vansittart Park is a popular children’s play area, with many families bringing their children here for hours of fun activities.
Oatmill Cinema
Oatmill Cinema
7 Percy Street, Mount Gambier. 08 8724 9150.

Go to www.oatmill.com.au for session times

Cafes

Cafe Melzar

1 Engelbrecht Lane, Mount Gambier
08 8723 1760 

Sorrentos Cafe
6 Bay Road, Mount Gambier
08 8723 0900 

Metro Bakery & Cafe
13 Commercial St East, Mount Gambier
08 8723 3179 

Presto Eatery
37 Commercial St East, Mount Gambier
08 8723 5030 

Copenhagen Icecream
7 Commercial St East, Mount Gambier
08 8725 7007

Ok Pie Shop
66 Commercial St West, Mount Gambier
08 8725 2909 

Muffin Break
17 Helen St - Centro Plaza, Mount Gambier
08 8723 1884


Restaurants

Wild Ginger - Thai

17 Commercial St West, Mount Gambier
08 8723 6264 

Cafe Belgiorno
7 Percy Street, Mount Gambier
08 8725 4455 

Mandarin Chinese
68 Commercial St West, Mount Gambier
08 8723 2100 

Barn Steak House
747 Glenelg River Road, Mount Gambier
08 8726 9999 

Fasta Pasta
102 Commercial St West, Mount Gambier
08 8723 0011

Gourment India
99 Commercial St East, Mount Gambier
08 8725 1800

Bahn Kubo - Thai Asian
94 Commercial St East, Mount Gambier
08 8725 3580 

Mayura Tasting Room
Full-Blood Wagyu Beef, Millicent
08 8733 4333


Pubs & Hotels

Commercial Hotel
77 Commercial St West, Mount Gambier
08 8725 3006

Mac’s Hotel
21 Bay Road, Mount Gambier
08 8725 2402

Gambier Hotel
2 Commercial St West, Mount Gambier
08 8726 7000    

RSL Mount Gambier
16 Sturt Street, Mount Gambier
08 8725 8181


Take-away & Groceries

Bws - Liquor
18 Helen St, Mount Gambier
08 8723 1780 

Fact - Fish N Chips
125 Commercial St West, Mount Gambier
08 8725 2240

Boost Juice
17 Helen St - Centro Plaza, Mount Gambier
08 8725 7026 

McDonald’s
45 Penola Road, Mount Gambier
08 8723 0644 

KFC
Alexander Street, Mount Gambier
08 8725 7302 

Domino’s Pizzas
108 Commercial St East, Mount Gambier
08 8723 2820 

Hungry Jacks
42 Penola Road, Mount Gambier
08 8723 1166

Red Rooster
76 Jubillee Hwy East, Mount Gambier
08 8723 6366 

Bakers Delight
30 James Street, Mount Gambier
08 8723 0886


Supermarkets

Coles
25 Elizabeth Street, Mount Gambier
08 8725 6310 

She’s Apples Fruit Market
30 James Street, Mount Gambier
08 8725 6025


Services

Atm
Bendigo Bank, NAB. 50m

Shopping Centre
Centro Plaza
21 Helen Street, Mount Gambier

Taxi
8725 0666 Or 8723 0000

Chemist
Centro Plaza.
21 Helen Street, Mount Gambier 8725 8700

Dentist
38 James Street, Mount Gambier
8723 0230

Massage
Fuss. 8725 9368
Kelly Massage. 0468 463 999

Ambulance & Fire
000

Hospital
276 Wehl St North. 8721 1200

Police
13 1444