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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. 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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  • We went here after our visit to the nearby art gallery - nature is possibly the winner for me in the comparison. It's good to see that steps have been taken to make it accessible in safety for the pub...  more »
  • Close to main street, good for quick visit in the evening and dinner on main street. they have small light show when it gets dark. 
  • Pretty cave garden with nice park and gardens above it. Great for a quick look! Close to Main Street, easy to locate. 
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  • Spectacular! The rose garden is a delight to the senses...the perfume is wonderful. You have to visit to really appreciate the wonder.
  • Fantastically spooky at night - bring a strong light to see the bottom, and to scare off the teenagers making out in the bushes. I thought it was pretty cool.
  • Fantastic to have this in the centre of town. The centre next door shows the film volcano twice a day which is well worth looking at before you come here so you understand why these gardens are hear. It is also good at night where it has a light display. Come after so rain and you will see a waterfall. There are other caves in town. This is free. It also has a rose garden at the top. Best parking is at the library or at target
  • Big Sink Hole on the outskirts of town, one of the best spots for getting close to Possums if you go in the evening.
  • Nice spot for a quick visit. Not much to do, but worth a look.