Just 11km over the Victoria-South Australian state border lies the city of Mount Gambier.
South Australia’s second largest city is famous for its spectacular deep Blue Lake set in the crater of an extinct volcano.
On sunny days, the sapphire blue water glistens and the view is breathtaking from the various lookouts dotted around the periphery of the crater lip.
The region has a spectacular landscape with numerous extinct volcanoes and sinkholes formed in the subterranean limestone rock layer.
Many natural attractions invite visitors to explore lookouts and walking trails.
While a city by name, Mount Gambier has a country town feel, with friendly locals and wide streets dotted with imposing historic facades.
A new age of foodies is creeping in as young business owners inject a big city vibe into the historic town.
A visit to Mount Gambier beautifully blends nature, arts and culture, and is a fantastic destination for an interstate holiday.