Grand Central Motel, Mount Gambier, SA
Welcome to the Grand Central Motel
The Grand Central Motel in Mount Gambier presents a range of inviting accommodation tailored to cater to couples, families, and groups, including two-bedroom interconnecting units. We blend country hospitality with modern elegance, offering a garden, shared lounge, verandah, terrace, and a restaurant complemented by a welcoming bar.
Our non-smoking rooms have a private balcony, ensuite, wardrobe, and flat-screen TV. Enjoy the ultimate in comfort with our new reverse-cycle air conditioning, stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi, and savor your morning brew with convenient in-room tea and coffee making facilities. To kickstart your day, a delightful continental breakfast is served daily for your pleasure on request.
Mount Gambier is one of few cities in the world to be established on the slopes of an extinct volcano! The craters formed during the eruption create a spectacular and unique limestone landscape and provide stunning caves to discover.
Appreciate art at the Riddoch Art Gallery, which features Australian and Indigenous art, and visit nearby wineries such as the Coonawarra wine region or the Mount Gambier Wine Region.
The Crater Lakes’ area is less than 10 minutes drive away. Visit stunning Blue Lake, especially during the summer months when it turns an intense cobalt blue. You can take a walk around the crater or climb to enjoy the amazing view from Centenary Tower. Explore the beautifully landscaped Umpherston Sinkhole, a unique garden in a natural limestone cave. Take a guided tour of the Engelbrecht Cave and Tantanoola Caves to see impressive limestone formations and learn about the area’s geology. For the adventurer, Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park is renowned for its crystal-clear underwater cave systems and sinkholes where you can snorkel and dive. Hike to the summit of extinct volcano Mount Schank, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Driving distance guide from Mount Gambier
422 km – approx. 5 hours
435 km – approx. 4 hours 40 minutes
215 km – approx. 2 hours 15 minutes