The climate in Mount Gambier is of temperate type. There is rainfall almost throughout the year and the average rainfall is about 709 millimeter per year. The winters are generally cold and wet but the summers are warm. The month of July experiences the maximum amount of precipitation every year.
Mount Gambier is a beautiful location blessed with pristine natural beauty. It is a city of caves, sinkholes, lakes and craters. The most famous is the large natural lake located in the crater of the volcano. The major places of attraction in Mount Gambier are the sunken garden, Vansittart Park, Blue Lake Sports Park, Aberfoyle gardens, Clarke Park, Cave Gardens and Laughton Park Gardens and Tearooms. Some of the places which depicts the heritage and tradition of the city are The Jail, Mount Gambier RSL Collection of Military Memorabilia, Dingley Dell, National Trust Old Court House and Nangwarry Forestry and Logging Museum.
The natural beauty of Mount Gambier is well preserved in the numerous National Parks and Inland parks. Some of the parks which can be visited from the city are Discovery bay Coastal Park, Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park, Lower Glenelg National Park and Canunda National Park. The most significant of all the natural wonders in this area is the Tantanoola Cave Conservation Park. The adventure tours in these parks and the caves are very popular with the tourists.
The most important places of attractions in Mount Gambier are:
- Centenary Tower
- The Blue Lake
- The Crater lakes
- Umpherston Sinkhole
- Quality Inn Presidential
- Best Western Southgate Motel
- Quality Inn International
- Flag Inn International
The tourists are given a wide range of option in the city. There are about 20 motels, caravan parks, Bed& Breakfast and hotels. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes where it every one would find something suitable to their taste.