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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  • I have seen sinkholes in various places and often wondered what wold become of them. This one is very old and quite fascinating. With the visit  more »
  • Go here at nighttime and bring fruit to feed the possums. You can go here anytime. Pretty unusual. Read the history of the place if you have a few minutes. Only a minute or two out of town by car.  more »
  • A gorgeous place to visit. Amazing gardens. Take a picnic or have a BBQ. Or just sit on the grass and let the kids run free. At night the possums come out and we were told you could feed them by hand....  more »
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  • Beautifully maintained gardens and definitely something to see, but be aware this area during our visit had bee hives all throughout the cliff faces and I was actually stung on the leg. If that didn’t happen would have been a perfect hours visit. Well worth the trip after visiting the Blue lake/crater lake lookouts.
  • Located right in the centre of Mt. Gambier. Easy parking and short walk to the sinkhole. Stunning place with some seating in the the sinkhole if you need to catch your breath and take in the amazing view. Easy walking with handrails provided on the walking paths throughout the sinkhole. Worth following all the paths to get in behind the vines. Loved this place.
  • This place is gorgeous!! Beautifully presented & maintained gardens, easily accessed & definitely worth a visit when in Mt Gambier. There were tonnes of bees around, particularly on the far side of the sinkhole but these didn't bother us at all. Beautiful place for photos :).
  • This is a beautiful place to visit, especially on a warm day. The gardens are very well maintained and looking wonderful this time of year. Visit at night, take the kids with fruit to feed the possums.
  • Beautiful well maintained garden in a sink hole. Sink hole surrounded by garden with toilets. Great place to spend some nice time here.

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