The Library is a dynamic space for people of all ages to connect, play, learn, socialise or sit, read and enjoy. Named as the best small public library in the world it offers free Wi-Fi, access to computers, children’s play area featuring a fantasy world of caves and underwater adventures for children to explore. Café on site.
The Cave Gardens features a beautiful sinkhole, with several lookouts and a suspended viewing platform. The rose gardens are a stunning feature of the famous Cave Garden which is a State Heritage area.
Every evening, historic local photos and pictures are projected onto the back of the buildings within the Cave Garden, followed by stories of our local dreamtime legends. The windows of the Main Corner also feature dramatic vision of volcanic eruptions and cave divers.
The Volcano movie is the story of Earth, Fire and Water. Starting, with the Aboriginal Dreamtime story of the Craitbul and his giant ovens, this big screen cinematic experience wows the senses as it weaves its way through an incredible story. This exciting adventure takes you through the spectacular history of eruptions that shaped Mount Gambier and the Kanawinka region.
The historic dolomite building connects us to Mount Gambier’s history, with interactive displays, diorama and touch screens that appeal to adults and children alike. Chocolate can be purchased from the iconic South Australian chocolatier Haigh’s Chocolates mini outlet. The Riddoch Art Gallery, South Australia’s premier regional gallery features a collection of artworks that depicts the people and history of the Limestone Coast, a significant collection of Aboriginal art from Utopia and a large collection of 20th Century Australian art. The gallery also showcases local artists, community groups and both state and national touring exhibitions.
Deep underneath Mount Gambier is this unique cave with its interesting local history. Take a guided tour to learn about the underground water system and how and why qualified cave divers swim through the water filled passages under the streets and roads of Mount Gambier. Fee applies. Café on site.