Mt Gambier is the perfect holiday location for many. Located right in the middle of Adelaide and Melbourne, it’s within relatively easy driving distance from both cities. Mt Gambier sits on South Australia’s Limestone Caves, therefore when you travel to this beautiful location, you can expect the best of everything: caves, lakes, a rugged coastline, volcanoes, and so much more. With so much to do, it can be hard to decide on your perfect itinerary. Take your time and enjoy a long weekend at this stunning destination. This blog will be all about how to spend three days in Mt Gambier.
The Blue Lake is a great way to familiarise yourself with the beauty of Mt Gambier. The Blue Lake Circuit is an easy 3.6-kilometre hike around the beautiful blue waters. This is particularly special during the summer months when the water turns into a more sapphire colour - have your camera ready!
Of course, no visit to somewhere new is quite complete without trying the local food available. We recommend fitting in as many stops to local cafes and restaurants as possible, including Bay Blue Espresso Bar, Presto Eatery, Scroll Queen, and Metro Bakery and Cafe.
This day is all about familiarising yourself with the local area, and what better way to do that than to head to the visitor centre? Find out about the local history and culture during the first afternoon at the centre. Make sure to check out a local highlight, the life-sized replica of the Lady Nelson. Commissioned in 1799 to sail the coastline of South Australia, this replica helps visitors to Mt Gambier learn about its history and its fate. You’ll also learn about local and Indigenous history, too.
This sinkhole is one of the main attractions in Mt Gambier, and it’s so easy to see why. The Kilsby Sinkhole is one of the top dive sites in the world, and you can snorkel, scuba dive, and free dive here to your heart’s content.