What to do?
To view and listen to a You Tube slideshow on
Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake please click the play button below.
At Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake the visitor can be escorted through the pumping control room and then by a glass paneled lift and tunnel to the edge of the Blue Lake, where the geology and history of the region is explained.
Tantanoola Cave, Princess Margaret Rose Caves, Engelbrecht Cave all offer wonderful escorted tours with trained Rangers.
To view and listen to a You Tube video on diving
Mount Gambier’s Ewens and Piccaninnie Sinkholes
please click the play button below.
“Lady Nelson” Visitor Centre provides free information and maps for visitors and for a small fee a tour of The Discovery Centre presents the local history and geology via various exciting interactive displays, including the full size replica of HMS Lady Nelson. The Lady Nelson was the barque that Lieutenant Grant was sailing in when he sighted Mount Gambier in the days of early European exploration. Importantly, an attached Resource Centre contains data on Indigenous culture, European settlement and the geological history.
Self Guided walks in the Mount Eccles National Park include views of lava tubes and the well named Lake Surprise.
Self Guided walks at Byaduk Caves include views of lava tubes, canals and stone walls.
The Penshurst Volcanoes Discovery Centre centrally situated within the Kanawinka Geopark area displays geological history and the nature of volcanoes in the region.
Education groups are encouraged to visit, stay and increase their appreciation of this diverse ecosystem and the geological heritage. There are a number of school camps in the area .
At Tower Hill, declared Victoria’s First State Park in 1892, the Worngundidj people offer five self-guided walks each with a different theme. Guided themed walks with a fully trained Ranger to learn about and experience indigenous culture and food.