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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  • August 12, 2017
    To find this in the middle of the town. We had been here about 30 years ago and it is still an interesting place to go to  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Beautiful gardens surround this beautiful natural cave which just gushes water in the winter time. A great walkway down to allow you to get some good photos.  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    We walked into the park and had a look at this curious sink hole with old garden on the bottom! Interesting history and explains the geology of the land. Worth a quick stop and walk. Allow half an hou...  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

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