Umpherston Sinkhole, Mount Gambier

4.7
#2 of 23 in Things to do in Mount Gambier
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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  • We spent more than an hour exploring this interesting compact place. Great walls of greenery and heaps of friendly bees. Don't miss the many beehives along the rear wall.  more »
  • I didn't know what to expect here. I have heard of sink holes in the US and know I can see first hand something very similar thing here right in the main St of Mt Gambier  more »
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  • What a gorgeous underground garden! Located just off the main Rd with short walking distance from car park. Lots of stairs to walk down into the gardens. Felt like I was in a fairytale, had that fantasy feel to it. So many pretty flowers to look at. Benches provided if wanting to rest awhile. Lots of bees but they didn’t bother us. The posters were very informative about the history of Umpherston sinkhole. Definitely worthwhile checking out if you are in the area and it’s free!
  • Interesting but not remarkable

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