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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 visited Umpherston's sinkhole first, and returned to the Cave Gardens shortly afterwards. We'd tried to find this the previous day, but stopped short at the fountain and rose garden just off the ma...  more »
  • If you're looking for a relaxing place to stop and rest while making your way around the Mount Gambier CBD, then this is the place to stop. It's relaxing, refreshing and right in the middle of the CBD...  more »
  • We came here with our two then teenage children a few years ago back to see them again and were not disappointed. The rhododendrons were not in bloom yet but still beautiful. 
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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.