Mount Gambier And Limestone Coast
Mount Gambier is home to the magnificent Blue
Lake. It is surrounded by mysterious caves and sinkholes due to the volcanic
nature of the land. It was discovered by Lt. James Grant in
the early 1800's.
MAGNIFICENT BLUE LAKE
This tranquil and picturesque site has walking tracks
all round the circumference.
The lake changes colour in November from a somber blue
to brilliant turquoise and back by March.
At the base of
the lakes there is a large playground for kids of all ages and a wildlife
park which offers board walks and can be accessed by wheel chairs and prams.
Kangaroos, wallabies, emus and native birds are all part of this experience.
Opened in 1904
This tower was built to commemorate 100 years
since Mount Gambier was discovered.
It is illuminated at night and from it can be seen
spectacular views of the city and its surrounds.
At the entrance to the Umpherston Cave this
monument to the natural limestone features in the area,
greets you. A short walk through the park reveals the sinkhole itself.
Wooden steps, hidden behind cascading vines, take you down into the centre
of the sinkhole and its picturesque garden full of hydrangeas and home to a
large family of very friendly possums. The best time to
see and feed the possums is at dusk.
COONAWARRA WINE GROWING DISTRICT
The picturesque vineyards of the Coonawarra are second to
Many famous wineries including Wynns, Rymill, Balnaves, Brands, Lindemans and
Leconfield can all be found in this area.
WORLD HERITAGE LISTED NARACOORTE CAVES
BEAUTIFUL MT GAMBIER LIMESTONE CAVES
MAJESTIC PRINCESS MARGARET ROSE CAVE
information about the local district and what it has to offer
please use this
link to Mount Gambier's Tourism site
Perri Rasmussen and Tanya Rasmussen
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