Cave Gardens, Mount Gambier

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Noted for its rose bushes, Cave Gardens provided fresh water to early European settlers in this area. The rose garden was planted over a century ago by Paul Krummel, the site’s first official curator. Stop by for a leisurely picnic on the grass, or venture down into the cave, accessible by suspended viewing platforms that reveal a vibrant underground world, located within walking distance of the center of the city. During heavy rains a waterfall forms from storm water overflow, eventually entering a deeper underground water system feeding the nearby lakes. The cave is lit during the night, making it a popular stop for after-dark explorers and adventurers. Before you visit Mount Gambier, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • This is a great place just to look or a wedding. just take a friend you will have a great time even go at night that is good.  more »
  • This area is lovely the roses have been there for years , walking down to the viewing platform is easy  more »
  • After seeing the Umpherson Sinkhole which was stunning we were underwhelmed with the small Cave Gardens. Unfortunately there was no waterfall when we went due to it being so dry and there was alot of ...  more »
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  • Pretty gardens and well looked after. We enjoyed watching the sound and light show at night and walking around during the day. Loved the Wisteria covered pergola over the walkway. Just gorgeous!
  • Great garden in the middle of the city. Easy access for the whole family, the ramps look like they would be suitable for wheelchair access,I think. Close to pub, cafe and ice cream shops, so great to get a coffee or ice-cream and walk there in a couple minutes to enjoy in very pretty surroundings. Pretty in summer and spring, but equally great when it's raining as storm water makes a great waterfall into the cave. Well worth a visit, totally free.
  • Mt. Gambier is a beautiful town with lots of attractions. What makes this one great is its exceptionally located at the center of the town, totally hidden and unexpected. We went here in March and didnt see the waterfall as in many pictures/reviews. But still it was enjoyable.
  • It's a amazing sink hole. The rose garden is much nicer though. Especially with them in full bloom.
  • The Cave Gardens are a must see in Mt Gambier. They are beautifully presented with a stunning rise garden. The Saturday market also has some lovely fresh produce from the community.
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