Mt Gambier is the second most populous city in South Australia after Adelaide, the capital of the state. It is approximately 450 kilometres south of Adelaide and 435 kilometres west of Melbourne.
One of Mt Gambier's main tourism draw-cards is its location upon the slopes of a maar volcano of the same name, Mt Gambier, comprising several craters, part of the Newer Volcanics Province complex of volcanoes.
One of these contains a huge lake of high-quality artesian drinking water which changes colour with the seasons. In winter, it is a steel grey and then changes to a spectacular cobalt blue in the summer, giving rise to its name, Blue Lake.
The region has many water-filled caves and sinkholes which attract cave divers from around the globe.
Within a half hour drive of Mt Gambier one can also experience the wineries of the Coonawarra, pine plantation tours, shipwreck beaches, and river fishing.
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