Umpherston Sinkhole, Mount Gambier
(4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Once a limestone cave, Umpherston Sinkhole was created when the cave ceiling collapsed. The sunken earth proved a perfect place for growing lush greenery. Thick vines cascade over the sinkhole's edge while the center is landscaped with grasses and palms. Take a walk through the garden for an otherworldly look beneath the green curtains and between the limestone rocks. Plan to visit Umpherston Sinkhole and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mount Gambier attractions using our Mount Gambier trip generator.
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  • Lovely clean area for Picnics or to take a break whilst travelling. Coffee/ gift shop is available. The cave has a few Possums visible, mostly at night and food is available to purchase to feed them. ...  more »
  • Not too far from the Blue Lake, is this sinkhole in a shady park. The gardens were different as its down in a sinkhole and makes an interesting garden. One has to walk down the wooden stairs and I fel...  more »
  • This is an absolutely fabulous place to go just before it gets dark.Plenty of parking and the pathways are all illuminated leading down to a sinkhole which when it gets dark is also illuminated and th...  more »
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  • This attraction is absolutely worth a look. Lovely park to have lunch in, and the sinkhole itself is beautiful and interesting. Lots of beehives hidden away on the rock. Very cool.
  • Breathtaking and absolutely well worthy of a visit. Located close to town in Mt Gambier South Australia the gardens are easily accessible and FREE..!!
  • Really nice open place with good history. The only thing is. It's next to a industrial site and it smells.
  • Nice picturesque place to visit. Kids loved to run around it as well.
  • Very basic but something different and worth taking a look at on your way through town. The picnic areas surrounding are clean and near.