Located off the main highway overlooking beautiful Mount Gambier, this motel places guests within 100 metres of great dining and entertainment. Many of the attractions on offer in the area are also only a few minutes away by car.
There are a variety of accommodation options, including: budget double rooms (sleeping 2), budget family rooms (sleeping 4), budget queen rooms (sleeping 3), deluxe family rooms (sleeping 4), deluxe quad rooms (sleeping 4), deluxe queen rooms (sleeping 2), deluxe triple rooms (sleeping 3 – newly renovated) and executive rooms (sleeping 3).
All rooms at the Blue Lake Motel come equipped with a microwave, toaster, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, iron and ironing board, and an LED television. All deluxe and executive rooms have brand new beds and bedding.
The motel offers a huge private car park with plenty of room for larger vehicles, boats and trailers. There is also a brand new shared kitchen, which is accessible by all guests during their stay.
When staying at the motel, we hope that you’ll take the time to explore some of the surrounding area, including: Millicent, Nangwarry, Port MacDonnell and Wye. The Victorian border is also only a short drive away.
If you’re planning to stay at the Blue Lake Motel sometime in the near future, we’re sure that you’re interested in some of the nearby attractions. Mount Gambier has something for visitors of all ages.
Although this city is inland, there are a number of water attractions for visitors to enjoy. In particular, we recommend: the Blue Lake (which is actually located in a dormant volcano!), Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park (popular for snorkeling) and Ewens Ponds (also popular for snorkeling). You can also find beaches within 30 minutes drive, canoe along the Glenelg River and try your hand at fishing along the river or from the jetty.
If you’d prefer to stay on dry land, there are plenty of parks and gardens in the area to explore. In particular, we recommend: the Umpherston Sinkhole (also known as the sunken garden), Cave Garden (most famous for its roses), Aberfoyle Garden (set over 2 hectares), Clarke Park, Lions Park, Germein Reserve (for native flora and birdlife) and Vansittart Park (which is home to gardens, playground, a bowling green and sports arena).
Those who are interested in the history of the area will find a wealth of historical attractions to explore. In particular, we recommend: the gaol (built in 1866), Port MacDonnell & District Maritime Museum, Adam Lindsay Gordon’s Cottage (home of Australia’s first poet), Feast’s Private Classic Car Collection & Memorabilia and the National Trust Old Court House. There are also a number of heritage walks in the area, such as the 130km Admella Discovery Trail.
Whether you’re looking for a unique souvenir to take home or you want to immerse yourself in Mount Gambier’s rich art and culture scene, there are plenty of attractions for you! In particular, we recommend: the Riddoch Art Gallery (known as one of the state’s finest regional galleries), Echo Farm (which offers an insight into agriculture and farming life in the 1900s), Blue Lake Printworks and Gallery and the Old Courthouse Gallery.
The region is known for its succulent seafood, fresh herbs, delicious meat and game, boutique cheese and indigenous spices – you cannot visit without sampling some for yourself! In particular, we recommend: the Apple Farm (pick your own apples!), Caroline Hills Vineyard (known for pinot noir, pinot gris, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay), Noski Wines, Haig Vineyards and the Herbert Vineyard (which overlooks a hedge maze).
When travelling with the kids in tow, we understand that keeping them amused is a must. There are plenty of family friendly attractions in the area, including: the Treehouse Play Café (for children up to 12), Mount Gambier Aquatic Centre and the Railway Lands Nature Play Area. There are also plenty of playgrounds in the area. Free bike hire is available from The Main Corner, The Lady Nelson Visitor & Discovery Centre and from the library.