What is Mt Gambier known for?
Mount Gambier is the second most populated city in South Australia with an estimated urban population of 29,639. The city is well known for its geographical features, particularly its volcanic and limestone features, most notably its Blue Lake, parks, gardens, caves and sinkholes.
Is Mt Gambier dormant or extinct?
It is believed to be dormant rather than extinct. Mount Gambier is thought to have formed by a mantle plume centre called the East Australia hotspot which may currently lie offshore.
What is there to do in Mt Gambier today?
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Mount Gambier Central Shopping Centre Opening Hours & Store List. Mount Gambier Central has all that you will require for your shopping experience. With ample parking and a wide array of shops including; Foodland, Kmart, Witchery, Best and Less, Subway, Optus & Price Attack.
The city is well laid out with some nice houses. Its a good sized city but you're never far from anywhere and there is a good selection of shops. It's halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne, close to some of the best coastline Australian has to offer. Mt Gambier has a great feel.
Drive down 17 kilometres of pure white sand on the aptly named Long Beach or embark on the beautiful Obelisk trail passing the town's Old Gaol, jetty, marina and Factory Bay. Robe Town Beach is a must-visit all year-round with crystal clear water, pure white sand, great walking tracks and incredible scenery.
Access to Heard Island is largely restricted to keep it free of introduced animal pests. The volcano itself has only been successfully climbed three times. "The height of Heard Island at Mawson Peak appears to have grown. Officially Heard is 2,745m, but we think it's now about 2,813m.
Before we go too far and you start to flee the area, our volcano last erupted 23 million years ago, is extinct and is in no danger of waking up and erupting everywhere any time soon.