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Fantastic experience, great views

The kids and I went over the school holidays, I contacted Ben ahead of time to make sure the tower... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ksmith4103
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Mount Gambier, Australia
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Some exercise, then a great view!

There is a short, steep, climb up the hill to access this tower, but it is definitely worth the... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Richo12
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Canberra
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The iconic tower stands at the summit of Mount Gambier. A short but steep walk rewards visitors with 360 degree views stretching nearly 100kms. Open whenever the flag is flying.
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Elliott Drive, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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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.

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

There is a short, steep, climb up the hill to access this tower, but it is definitely worth the effort. Great view from the top of the tower. Costs $2 per person, but worth it.

Thank Richo12
BenD3387, Caretaker at Centenary Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We think the balcony view is pretty special too. Glad you loved it and hope to see you again in the summer!

Reviewed 21 July 2018

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.

Thank amandakoppe
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.

Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

Thank Teena W
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

Reviewed 9 July 2018

You must be have average fitness level to climb to Tower but you can rest on the way up. The effort is well worth it.

Thank staz1357
Ben D, Caretaker at Centenary Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Yes, there are 3 benches to break up the hike and enjoy the views from the carpark side. There is also a staircase on the long side for a slightly easier climb - just a little longer.

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Mattandmandy75
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.

Reviewed 23 June 2018

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

Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

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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.

Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

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.

Reviewed 19 May 2018

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!

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RedDragon1954
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Response from Lyn P | Reviewed this property |
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.
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