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Umpherston Sinkhole
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US$1,103.88*
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The Great Ocean Road and Beyond - 4 day Melbourne...
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

So different to usual attractions being that it was once a limestone cave now filled with amazing gardens. Just need to be aware of lots of bees (my hubby has anaphylaxis so he stayed up top for safety). The restrooms could have done with a clean given the number of tourists as they were not in a good way but other than that great place to picnic etc there are swings for the kids and lots of space for them to run free.

Thank Genevieve V
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

If you are in the area, I think it's worth a visit.

It is situated in a park so you can visit anytime I guess. There's bathrooms around too so it's pretty well-maintained.

Thank Jess T
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The sinkhole is very pretty from inside and out. The only negative is the unsightly bbq at the bottom corner. I can't understand why that's there.

Thank Tropicalife
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Driving through Mount Gambier, we discovered that there was a sinkhole just off the main road, so being interested in geology, we just had to see it!
Apparently it was found in the 1800's on the property of a Mr James Umpherston. In 1886 He made a garden there.
It is beautiful, tranquil, and a haven for wildlife, but unfortunately, we weren't there in the evening so didn't see the possums and night animals.
The sinkhole is in the middle of the botanic gardens, so there are great surroundings to have a picnic or a snack, and the huge trees provide plenty of shade in the park.
It's quite a long way down, with steps, so it isn't for everybody, but there are places where you can see the sunken garden without going down. Definitely somewhere to visit while in Mount Gambier.

Thank Jean D
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We were passing through and saw the signs for the sinkhole. I’ve seen sinkholes before and thought this would be another hole in the ground. Was I wrong! This sinkhole is gorgeous! It was like stepping into an enchanted garden. We also saw a possum near the path.

Thank idatater
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