Umpherston Sinkhole, Mount Gambier

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 during your Mount Gambier vacation using our convenient Mount Gambier vacation site .
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  • You descend along a path that runs around this giant sink hole. As you do it becomes quieter with an almost cathedral quality. The garden is magnificent with long hanging plants from the top and lovel...  more »
  • Have been here many times before, its a pity to see that some people trash the area with rubbish, a lovely spot that my 2 boys were most impressed with, I think the local council needs to spend a litt...  more »
  • Was advise by locals to visit when the light come on. A beautiful location to sit and watch the tree change as the light fades. A don't be surprised by the appearance of the night locals  more »
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  • The sinkhole itself is stunning during the daytime albeit alongside the unsightly lumber yard. At night the possums emerge only too happy to be fed by tourists and locals alike. It's a wonderful experience soured only by the the sight of adults feeding bread and even french fries to animals that I'm fairly sure never came across such food in the wild.
  • Do not miss this Mount Gambier attraction. Open from 6 am to 1 am. The rim is wheelchair accessible but not the sinkhole itself. The bottom of the sinkhole is noticeably cooler than ground level, making for a delightful respite on a hot day.
  • Awesome tourist attraction if you find yourself in Mount Gambier. I personally have never seen anything like it. Although there are alot of Bees, if you don't bother them they won't bother you
  • Loved the beautiful gardens in and around the sinkhole. No cost to see this amazing sinkhole which is a plus. There is an area where you can read the history of how the garden came about, previous owners etc. Great viewing spots from top of hole and also stairs down to bottom of sinkhole to explore the gardens on bottom. Well worth the visit.
  • Beautiful sinkhole, yiu can see and feel the history of the land while being there. The garden is peaceful and serene - enjoyable and a great place to relax. Definitely a must do if you are travelling down the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide.
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