Cave Gardens, Mount Gambier

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. Before you visit Mount Gambier, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Rain, wind and cold couldn’t even dampen our excitement when we arrive. What an amazing asset right in the middle of the city. Free admission makes it a must for anyone who visits Mount Gambier!!  more »
  • Great place to visit and sit awhile and take in the tranquility of the nature growing around you. Several levels of beautiful flowers in each direction  more »
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  • 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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