Umpherston Sinkhole

  • Pets allowed
  • Disabled access

Umpherston Sinkhole, also known, as The Sunken Garden was once a cave formed through dissolution of the limestone. The sinkhole was created when the top of the chamber collapsed downwards. Now the topsoil down on the floor of the cave forms the perfect environment for the sunken garden.

Originally beautified by James Umpherston around 1886, the sinkhole is open at all times and from dusk each evening the area comes alive with possums as they venture into the floodlit gardens to feed.

The geological processes that have created the sinkholes in the region inspired the sculpture at Umpherston.

A large undercover shelter with group settings for around fifty people and free barbeque are provided.

Contact Details

Umpherston Sinkhole
Jubilee Highway East
Mount Gambier
South Australia 5290

Toll Free Number
+61 1800 087 187

Telephone
+61 (08) 8724 9750

Fax
+61 (08) 8723 2833

Mobile
Not available

  • Umpherston Sinkhole, Mount Gambier, Limestone Coast, South Australia
  • Umpherston Sinkhole, Mount Gambier, Limestone Coast, South Australia
  • Umpherston Sinkhole, Mount Gambier, Limestone Coast, South Australia

Details

Cost

  • Free entry

Facilities

  • Barbecue facilities
  • Car park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Viewing Platform

Activities

  • Self-Guided
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