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The kids and I went over the school holidays, I contacted Ben ahead of time to make sure the tower would be open. A short but steep walk up to the top, amazing views from the tower. Going inside is a must, make sure you...More
BenD3387, Caretaker at Centenary Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
It was fantastic to meet you guys! Perfect weather to help with the flag ;) Can't wait to see you back here next time you're in the Mount.
There were great views of the area...the children loved seeing the “castle” especially as our tour guide was their age (he did a great job helping dad!). The service was amazing and I would highly recommend.
Ben D, Caretaker at Centenary Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018
Aww thanks Amanda! We love sharing this view with guests of all ages. We hope this can inspire more active family adventures in our beautiful (volcanic) part of the world.
A spectacular view of Mount Gambier and surrounds can be seen from the Centenary Tower. But be prepared, the walk is not easy with most of the trek being uphill - my advice is to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and take a drink with...More
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Ben D, Caretaker at Centenary Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018
Thanks Teena. You're right. The only way to the highest point in the South East is up!
We think that little bit of exercise adds to the view once you make it to the top.
Thanks for the review, we'll have to save a Blue...More
From the car park to the tower is a very steep hill so not suitable for everyone but a great workout for those who can manage it. The views are gorgeous so worth the climb. There is a less steep path also but I’m not...More
Ben D, Caretaker at Centenary Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018
Thanks for coming up to visit!
You did choose the short (but steep) side. It’s only 500m compared to the 2km on the stairs side. You’ll have to try it next time you’re up.
Sunday’s the best one for a look inside the Tower.
The Centenary Tower stands proud on a hill. It is the highest place in this region.
This is a reminder that the Europeans discovered Mount Gambier.
The tower is illustrated at night.
I enjoyed admiring this tower. It was cool!
Worthwhile to see!More
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Ben D, Caretaker at Centenary Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018
Thanks for coming up the hill to visit. You're spot on @Robby G C - the "Centenary" part of the name comes from the foundation stone being laid in 1900, exactly 100 years since Grant sighted & named Mount Gambier from the Lady Nelson. While...More
The Tower is situated on the highest spot on the rim of the Valley Lake crater. It is a short but steep climb from the nearest car park but well worth the effort on a good day. The view is amazing. Especially good if you...More
Ben D, Caretaker at Centenary Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018
Even better when the flag is flying and you can scale the staircase to the top. Or perhaps time your next visit for the #secretsunriseclub and free entry at dawn!
Thanks for visiting and appreciating the views.
An absolute must-do for any visitor to Mt Gambier. Ben the tower guy is also very friendly so it’s well worth the walk
Thank Sarah C
Ben D, Caretaker at Centenary Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018
Thanks for coming to visit Sarah. It's always nice to have friendly guests come up and appreciate the views from the top with us! Smiles as you know are included no charge ;) Hope to see you again in the summer sun. Cheers.
the tower was impressive, but the climb to get there is very steep. We took our time, with lots of stops to get breath back, but it was worth it. The volunteer in the tower was very friendly and knowledgeable
Thank Yvonne B
Ben D, Caretaker at Centenary Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018
Thanks for coming up Yvonne. It certainly is a good workout getting up the short but steep climb.
We like to think it allows a little more time to enjoy the views along the way to the summit ;)
See you in summer!
The tower entry requires a small admission fee $2.50, I think. Include souvenir shops, eateries with snacks, drinks and ice creams. Open Daily. The tower is open when the flag is flying from the top. I hope this help you.