Set on the slopes of an extinct volcano, Mount Gambier is a treasure trove of natural wonders with just the right sprinkling of urban comforts. From a lake that changes color with the seasons to the mysterious limestone caves and sinkholes, you can find it all here. With its share of historic landmarks, a theater complex and pubs, there is enough to keep you busy indoors too. The city is a foodie’s delight with its numerous markets and stalls selling fresh produce. Boutique cheeses, exceptional coffee, and artisan breads await you here. Dedicated foodies can derive pleasure foraging for mushrooms and other edible bush foods, working solo or with an expert chef for company. Meanwhile, the annual Mount Gambier Show held in October offers a glimpse into country life. Award-winning wineries and Port MacDonnell known for its succulent rock lobsters are just a short drive away.