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Cave Gardens, Mount Gambier

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Cave Garden
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. Put Cave Gardens into our Mount Gambier trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • There is a light and sound show at 8 or 8:30 pm with a video of aborigine dreamtime. The video is excellent but the sound was really bad and distorted. In fact we could hardly understand a word. The d...  more »
  • We visited the Cave Gardens both during the day and at night for the light show. The attraction has promise but needs work. Rubbish at bottom some plants look dead and the whole attraction devoid of a...  more »
  • The Cave Gardens is an attraction worthy of a visit - it is surrounded by a beautiful garden looked after by our local city council and their is a light show at night giving the tourists some insights...  more »
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  • The Cave Gardens have so much going for it. It is beautifully landscaped, located well but the litter is so disappointing. I really hope the powers that be take notice because the Main Corner precinct of Mount Gambier has so much to offer visitors.
  • Cool little place to see. A little version of the sink hole. It had quite a bit of rubbish inside the hole though which took away from the experience.
  • Beautiful area... Close by is the library and inside an amazing coffee shop... Wonderful cake to eat overlooking the cave gardens... Fabulous open space
  • Sadly the light show wasn't on due to Fringe and no notification for visitors. Disappointing from council when visitors look forward to the show and left waiting for a show that doesn't start! I only found out after calling council the following morning and after the lovely lady went to find out because she didn't have an answer for me
  • Excellent photo place. Just turn round in a circle and snap snap snap