Cave Gardens, Mount Gambier

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Cave · Garden
Noted for its rose bushes, Cave Gardens provided fresh water to early European settlers in this area. The rose garden was planted over a century ago by Paul Krummel, the site’s first official curator. Stop by for a leisurely picnic on the grass, or venture down into the cave, accessible by suspended viewing platforms that reveal a vibrant underground world, located within walking distance of the center of the city. During heavy rains a waterfall forms from storm water overflow, eventually entering a deeper underground water system feeding the nearby lakes. The cave is lit during the night, making it a popular stop for after-dark explorers and adventurers. Plan a Mount Gambier trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • In the heart of the city near the library a stunning rose garden at the entrance. A cave garden with balcony's overlooking from the sides. At night coloured lights project across the cave. (But...  more »
  • Another amazing sink hole in the mount. Only drawback its right next to the huge sawmill and on the day we were there (Tuesday) there was a strong smell and fine mist of sawdust in the air which...  more »
  • Not very big but its nice to look at and in central city area. Probably a 15min visit but it is not crowded and its quiet
  • Disappointed. Abandoned shopping trolleys, rubbish and a bike is what you will see here. Recommended by lovely young lady at tourist information. Someone attends the rose gardens surrounding cave garden beautifully. For an attraction in the centre of town its pretty sad to visit unless you want to smell the Roses. I put my camera away that sad.

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