Dingley Dell Conservation Park

Set in the idyllic bush setting of Dingley Dell Conservation Park is the former home of one of Australia's famous poets.

The eccentric and talented Adam Lindsay Gordon lived at Dingley Dell from 1864 until 1867. It was during his stay that his first poem was published outside of a newspaper or magazine. Success continued, with the number of his published works increasing between 1865 and 1867.

Take a guided tour through Dingley Dell cottage which is now a museum. Displays depict the Adam Lindsay Gordon's life and works, and the history of the cottage.


Dingley Dell Conservation Park is located 30km south of Mount Gambier or 407km south east of Adelaide. Access is via Port MacDonnell Road.

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Dingley Dell Cottage is open 10am-4pm daily (except Christmas day) and other times by appointment. Guided tours are available.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited from 10 November 2015 to 30 April 2016. 

Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

DEWNR Mount Gambier office - Phone: (+61 8) 8738 2221

Dingley Dell Cottage - Phone: (+61 8) 8738 2221

Important information

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

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