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Cave Gardens, Mount Gambier

Categories: Caves, Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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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  • The garden has a waterfall, which was quite impressive. There was not much else to see, but the kids had a good run around. 
  • A few people in Mt Gambier were telling us it isn't much, "just go at night when it is lit up", "it will only take 5min to look at", "it's nothing special". Well I beg to differ, we loved the walk dow...  read more »
  • It was quite incredible to see such a huge beautiful cave right in the middle of town. The climb down to the viewing platforms was not to strenuous and definitely worth it. The views were stunning. De...  read more »
  • 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
  • Can't believe what I saw today! So beautiful place in the middle of the city! BUT the cave is turning into a dump! Bottles, fences, fast food wrapping! Even a bike! How can you let that?
  • Amazing place fell in love with the gardens as soon as i seen them...
  • Absolutely beautiful!!
  • Visit when raining and there is a little waterfall
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