Umpherston Sinkhole isn’t only famous for its epic geological formation, but the extravagant garden within. The hanging ivy looks magical in images, but it’s only when you’re standing below that the size is put into perspective. Head back to the sinkhole at dusk to see the possums emerge from the cave walls.
Located in the heart of Mount Gambier, the Railway Lands provides the perfect place to enjoy the nature play area, have a picnic and ride your bikes and scooters along the trail. Free bike hire is available from the Mount Gambier Visitor Centre, Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre and Mount Gambier Library.
Situated in the heart of Mount Gambier, the Cave Garden features a unique sinkhole. With its historic garden flowing deep into the sinkhole, this area is a great meeting place for locals. Beautiful roses are a stunning feature of the Cave Garden, a state heritage area. Pack a picnic full of fresh local produce and enjoy some time in the fresh air.
Riddoch Art and Cultural Centre
The Riddoch Art and Cultural Centre features South Australia’s largest regional art gallery with many travelling state and national exhibitions on display, as well as works from The Riddoch’s own permanent collection. The Dress Circle theatre screens Volcano, the story of Earth, Fire and Water, free daily. The have also teamed up with the Mount Gambier Library to create a school holiday program packed with activities for the kids!
Treehouse Adventure Centre
With indoor playgrounds, climbing walls, inflatables, pedal go-karting and more, the Treehouse Adventure Centre will keep the kids entertained for hours! Family and friends can kick back in the cafe or get in on the fun too.
Kaboom Family Entertainment
Keep the entire family entertained for hours at Kaboom Family Entertainment. With ten pin bowling, mini golf, arcade games, a snack bar and gift shop, there’s something for everyone. Be careful though, it might bring out some sibling rivalry!
Venture beneath the city streets of Mount Gambier in Engelbrecht Cave. Be guided down through the vines and into the cave to learn about the Limestone Coast’s underground geology. See where qualified cave divers explore the secret tunnels of Engelbrecht Cave, carefully weaving their way through an intricate maze of water-filled passages while the world passes by overhead.
Mount Gambier Library
Head into an underwater world without having to get wet at the Mount Gambier Library! Inspired by Ewens Ponds and Piccaninnie Ponds, the cave-themed children’s area at the library is a unique space with bean bags, crafts, lots of activities over the school holidays and of course books!
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