The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

A boutique hotel inside a 150-year-old former gaol where you can sleep a cell.
Dominic Gruenewald
Published on November 11, 2021


A world away from the original purpose of this 150-year-old piece of Australian history, this one-time gaol is now a boutique hotel. The great sandstone structure, set in the heart of the city, maintains much of its old-world charm, but with plenty of modern reimaginings to shake off the shackles of its former life and instead present itself as a charming getaway spot. The hotel is home to a variety of converted rooms — yep, including former cells — and offers a fascinating glimpse into a slice of Australian history.

Image: South Australian Tourism Commission


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