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About Mount Gambier



Mount Gambier is the second most populous city in South Australia with an urban population of 24,905.

Located in the south east of the state approximately 450 kilometres south-east of the capital Adelaide and just 17 kilometres from the Victorian border, it is the most important settlement in the Limestone Coast region and the seat of government for both the City of Mount Gambier and District Council of Grant.

The city takes its name from the mountain of the same name, the peak of an inactive volcano sighted in 1800 by Lieutenant James Grant from the survey brig, HMS Lady Nelson, and named for Lord James Gambier, Admiral of the Fleet.

It is known for its geography and wildlife, particularly its limestone and volcanic features including the Blue Lake, parks and gardens, caves and sinkholes