Umpherston Sinkhole, Mount Gambier

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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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  • Wow what an interesting place, the gardens were amazing, you could walk down into the sinkhole or if you weren't up to it the veiw from the top was also great  more »
  • We were on a road trip and stopped at the sinkhole, it’s on the Princess Hwy, so very convenient to stretch the legs. What a fabulous garden, the foresight Mr Umpherston had a couple of centuries ago....  more »
  • 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!
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