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Umpherston Sinkhole

Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
+61 8 8724 9750
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Magnificent Gardens

The sinkhole has been well landscaped and the surrounding area is ideal for families and picnics... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Allan C
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Adelaide, Australia
Iconic scenery

Amazing gardens developed in & around this large sink-hole. It all began round the start of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
354judithm
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Nhill
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Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
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+61 8 8724 9750
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The sinkhole has been well landscaped and the surrounding area is ideal for families and picnics. Very pleasant place to visit.

Thank Allan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing gardens developed in & around this large sink-hole. It all began round the start of the last century (1890,s- 1900,s). Shame the Umpherston Family home is not still there. It was pulled down in the 1960,s to make way for a timber mill. But...More

1  Thank 354judithm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice garden... Well maintained ...if you want to see the possums .. You are welcome anytime! Great place ! No need to pay anything!

Thank ZuzkaGeoff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love love love!! Went there 5 times in the week we were there. Night time with the possums was great- the birds where great to watch and photograph- the pink flowers where sooooo beautiful- the ambience was amazing- it's a must see!!!

Thank Grahame & Leigh P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love to visit here every time we travel down south. The possums come out at night and are exceptionally friendly, Worth another visit during daytime to see the gardens.

Thank Tricia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is historical n quite natural......mostly small children can enjoy a small cave. If have a spare time can visit here.

Thank swetatanna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool garden just off the track where you can have a nice cool break and a walk. Site is vet green and in summer would be full of flowers

Thank Todd R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing site. Unbelievable to think this is so close to the city. You should go to the main corner and watch the movie on volcanoes that explains the whole formation of this area.

Thank Cousins60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Umpherston Sinkhole is an amazing display of what can be done when someone tries. The garden did need pruning, but it's really well laid-out, and certainly worth a look (and it's free)

Thank WendyFH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on th way to Mount Gambier. It was such a surprise! It was a fun stop. To actually be able to walk to the bottom of the sink hole and enjoy the garden planted in the bottom was quite an experience. Theatre...More

Thank BornToTravelBrit
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OzeeTraveller
23 August 2016|
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Response from MTGREB | Reviewed this property |
No, what i think you are talking about is a display on the outside of the building overlooking what the locals call The Cave Gardens. It shows nightly, but is not really a sound and light show, more of a movie clip.
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Tom T
30 November 2015|
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Response from Faith W | Reviewed this property |
Oh and the Beachport Jetty and Paintball skirmish. Awesome fun and adrenaline rush. Lastly there is the fairy penguin lookout and soft cliff faces with hidden caves underground. You'll wish you had more than just a few days... More
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Nolz H
5 October 2015|
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Response from Anne W | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about that. Perhaps the Mount GambierTourist Information Centre (Lady Nelson Tourist Centre) could help with that.
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