Located in the heart of the city, this budget motel in Mount Gambier is within walking distance of restaurants, hotels and the Centro shopping centre. The local RSL (with bistro and pokies) is also only 100m down the road.
The motel hosts are committed to offering great value for money and pride themselves on the cleanliness and comfort of their rooms.
There are 23 non-smoking units available with options to suit couples, families and groups – twin rooms (sleeping 2 guests), queen rooms (sleeping 2 guests) and family rooms (sleeping 5 guests across two interconnecting rooms).
All rooms feature reverse cycle air conditioning, LCD televisions (DVDs are also available), tea and coffee making facilities, electric blankets, iron and ironing board, direct dial telephones and complimentary WiFi.
Guests of this accommodation in Mount Gambier can also enjoy laundry facilities, off street parking (with room for coaches, car clubs and motorbike clubs), tour information available at reception and BBQ facilities.
When staying at the Grand Central Motel, we hope that you’ll take the time to explore the surrounding area – Wye, Port Macdonnell, Millicent and Penola, plus Nelson, Mumbannar and Stratdownie across the border in Victoria.
If you will be staying at the Grand Central Motel sometime in the near future, we’re sure that you’re interested in some of the local attractions. Fortunately, there are plenty of things to see and do – you’ll be spoilt for choice.
There is a huge number of natural attractions in the area to be explored – Hells Hole, Tantanoola Caves, Naracoorte Caves, Umpherston Sinkhole, Cave Gardens, Englebrecht Cave, Coorong National Park, Aberfoyle Gardens, Lower Glenelg National Park, Bool Lagoon, Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Canunda National Park, Alexandra Cave, Little Dip Conservation Park, Blanche Cave, Beachport Conservation Park, Mount Burr Forest Reserve and more!
If you want to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s amazing wildlife, we recommend the Valley Lake Wildlife Park or the Robe Sealife Centre. The wildlife park features a variety of indigenous flora and fauna. It is home to kangaroos, koalas, emus, wombats and plenty more. The sealife centre is a public aquarium where you can see the underwater wildlife prevalent on the Limestone Coast (including seahorses, king crabs, crayfish, octopus and more).
Enjoy the region’s many historical and cultural attractions, including – the Big Lobster (who is affectionately known as ‘Larry’), Old Mount Gambier Gaol, Lady Nelson Visitor Centre, Riddoch Art Gallery, Sound and Light Show (held at the Cave Gardens), Mount Gambier RSL War Museum, Wonambi Fossil Centre, Port Macdonnell and District Maritime Museum, Millicent National Trust Museum, Robe Customs House Museum, and Mount Gambier Courthouse Museum.
Being so close to the popular Limestone Coast, there are 16 beautiful beaches all within a short drive of Mount Gambier, perfect for a day trip when the weather is warm. Other water attractions in the area include the Blue Lakes, Little Blue Lake and Mount Gambier Crater Lakes. For something a little different, check out Piccaninnie Ponds or Ewens Ponds – these freshwater diving sites are truly amazing and have to be seen to be believed!
There is an abundance of wineries in the surrounding area, giving you ample opportunity to pop into one or two for a tasting. We recommend Wynns Coonawarra Estate, Katnook Estate, Rymill Coonawarra, Hollick Wines, Majella Wines, Punters Corner Wines, Highbank, Zema Estate, Penley Estate, Blok Estate, Bowen Estate, Yalumba Coonawarra Estate, Balnaves of Coonawarra, Brand’s Laira Coonawarra, Kidman Wines, Ladbroke Grove Wines and more!
The region is also home to a large number of picturesque golf courses, all of which are open to the public, giving you plenty of opportunity to improve your swing or have a friendly game amongst friends. Local courses include – the Mount Gambier Golf Club, Millicent Golf Club, Penola Golf Club, Robe Golf Club, Port Macdonnell Golf Club, Naracoorte Golf Club, Lucindale Country Club, Kingston SE Golf Club, Blue Lake Golf Links, and Beachport Golf Club.