Deep underneath Mount Gambier is this unique cave with its interesting local history. Take a guided tour to learn about the underground water system and how and why qualified cave divers swim through the water filled passages under the streets and roads of Mount Gambier. Fee applies. Café on site.
The lush beauty of the Umpherston Sinkhole, also known as the sunken garden, has to be seen to be believed. Appreciate its size and depth from the viewing platforms at the top of the sinkhole. The resident colony of possums makes an appearance at dusk and enjoys being fed fresh fruit. There is an on-site kiosk with a large undercover shelter including group seating and free BBQs provided.
Drive down into the Valley Lake area and enjoy the free Wildlife Conservation Park, Centenary Tower, nature walks, free BBQs and adventure playground. It is an ideal place for families to enjoy many hours of fun and discovery.
The Blue Lake is situated in one of three extinct volcanic craters and exposes the crystal clear water that has filtered underground through the limestone, passing slowly beneath the city. Beautiful all year round, in November the lake starts to change colour from winter steel blue to brilliant turquoise blue and then in March changes back to steel blue. The fascinating Aquifer Tour takes you down the original dolomite well shaft in a glass-panelled lift. Learn about the hydrology of Mount Gambier’s water supply and the aquifer system and hear the interesting stories of local history, European settlement, folklore and Aboriginal legend. Fee applies. Café on site.