Close encounters with curious creatures!
A really beautiful spot and completely unexpected, Umpherston Sinkhole is a must see when visiting Mount Gambier it is hard to believe it is only a couple of minutes out of town.
This massive sink hole has been turned into a beautiful garden, with stunning vegetation and wild possums! Which you can walk right down into. At night when Umpherston is bathed in light, possums emerge from their daytime hideouts to feed.
The friendly little critters let you pat and feed them. They take your food with their tiny paws, you can spend hours watching these curious creatures! The common Brushtail possum can adapt to numerous kinds of vegetation. However we all know they prefer fruit and veg over eucalyptus leaves, flowers and seed any day!!
Like most possums, the common brushtail possum is nocturnal, so keep in mind to rug up, pack a torch, and if you prefer it to be quiet, head to the sinkhole after dinner otherwise there are lots of people around.
Not only a great experience at night be sure to also visit the during the day, the sinkhole is really beautiful to see in person. Children can enjoy exploring the luscious and green gardens and the surrounding parkland is perfect for a play and picnic.
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By: Grace Forgan