Sightseeing Tours

 

 

The Limestone Coast is full of world class sight-seeing opportunities.

 

The Limestone Coast is full of world class sight-seeing opportunities. The region features many forms of agricultural industries, Limestone-quarrying, wine making, timber, seafood and fishing. These human endeavors pale in the light of the natural wonders that the region contains. The underlying limestone has enabled the formation of world heritage listed caves and cave systems, sinkholes, ponds and lakes. Added to this, the rugged and beautiful coastal scenery and volcanic features, the region has something for everyone to enjoy.

 

 

 

Lady Nelson Visitor Information Centre, Mt Gambier

Commercial Street scene

Sightseeing tours offer an experience of the lakes and caves around the City of Mount Gambier and local region. The most famous lake in our fair city is the world famous  'Blue Lake' however there is much more to see with cave systems and other bodies of water present through out the city and local area.

 

Highlights include:

Blue Lake, Valley Lake, Cape Northumberland, Umpherston Sinkhole, Cave Gardens, City view, Englebrecht Cave, Tantanoola Cave, Browns Beach and Piccaninnie Ponds.

 

 

Tour Information

 

The Full day tour commences at 10-30 am from any Mt Gambier accommodation venue and departs for

Cave gardens in the center of the city and then to Tantanoola Cave, a short 30 minute drive, to take in this spectacular active wet cave.

After the underground experience, we head back to Mt Gambier and up the side of the volcano to view the Blue Lake, Valley lake and city views. Continuing South, we head for the coast and Cape Northumberland for stunning coastal scenery.

Driving along the coast, we pass Browns Beach to Piccanninie Ponds, a RAMSAR listed wetland of international importance.

Turning back towards Mt Gambier, we head to Caroline Sinkhole, a large Cenote in a small National Park known for its butterfly walk and wombat habitat. Lunch is served here, surrounded by natural forest.

Winding through the pine forest plantations, we arrive back into Mt Gambier to see the Umpherston sinkhole before being dropped back to your accommodation at approximately 5pm.

 

The Half day tour departs from any Mt Gambier accommodation venue at 10-30am.

The tour will take guests to the Umpherston Sinkhole with time to view the gardens and limestone sinkhole.

From there the tour departs for Engelbrecht Cave, a water filled cave system that stretches beneath the streets of the city. Time is allocated for those wishing to take the walking tour into the cave and underground lake.

The world famous Blue Lake is next, followed by the Valley lake and gardens.

A twenty minute drive sees us at Cape Northumberland to visit SA's most southern point with rugged coastal scenery being the continuation of the Great Ocean Road drive.

Returning to the heart of the city, guests can view the Cave Gardens and Main Corner complex prior to returning to their accommodation venue at approximately 1pm.

 

Please Note: The Full day tour will take preference and as a result, the half day tour will not be offered the same day.

 

Inclusions

 

Full day tour includes complimentary cool bottled water and Plowmans or cheese platter lunch for you to enjoy, a healthy snack and tourist information.

 

Half day tour includes complimentary cool bottled water, a healthy snack and tourist information.

 

Entrance fees into Engelbrecht Cave & Tantanoola Cave

 

Cave Gardens to Library

Tour Cost

 

The Full Day Private Tour 

Tour price is $195-00 per person (min of 2 people)

 

The Half Day Private Tour

Tour price is $110-00 per person (min of 2 people)

 

Individual private tour pricing*

Half Day tour is $180-00

Full day tour is  $300-00

 

*Please contact me directly to book a single person tour.

Tour Bookings

 

Bookings can be made through this website by using the "Make an Enquiry" or "Contact" link below.