Holidays in Cave Gardens

Mount Gambier

Holidays in Cave Gardens

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Descend into a sinkhole in the middle of Mount Gambier to witness waterfalls and colorful plants tumbling down the sheer, rocky faces of a stunning cave.

Visit the dramatic Cave Gardens, a stunning semi-underground escape in the heart of Mount Gambier. A sinkhole that has been transformed into tranquil green space, the attraction is one of many unusual limestone formations dotted around the city. Today it is a popular spot for meeting friends, hosting events and enjoying picnics.

Follow the path down into the heart of the sinkhole. The gentle descent leads to suspended viewing platforms, where you can gaze into the depths of the cave and marvel at the greenery draped around the edges of the crater.

Cave Gardens is an open-air attraction that changes with the weather and seasons. Come when it is raining and watch as a waterfall cascades into the sinkhole. Visit during the festive season for colorful lighting and Christmas scenes bringing the gardens to life.

Return to Cave Gardens in the evening to watch Aboriginal Dreamtime, a sound and light show that celebrates the heritage of the region. Watch as shadowy images dance across the walls of the sinkhole, accompanied by atmospheric music. The time of the show varies throughout the year and is free to watch.

The gardens surrounding the sinkhole buzz with activity on sunny days. Wander around the manicured lawns and breathe in the scents of the rose beds. Enjoy a picnic beneath the trees that line the edges of the garden.

During February and March, the town of Mount Gambier puts on a Fringe Festival that features comedy, music and dance performances. Cave Gardens becomes a hub of activity during this period. Join crowds of locals at the launch night in the gardens and return each night to hear live music from local bands.

Take a trip to Cave Gardens at any time of year and explore the sinkhole and surrounding area for free. Facilities such as car and coach parking, a bike rack and disabled parking make it an accessible attraction. The gardens are located centrally in Mount Gambier, just 8 minutes on foot from the train station.

155 Cheap Hotels Near Cave Gardens

The Henty
The Henty
3 out of 5
96 Jubilee Hwy E, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is AU$121 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Stay at this 3-star motel in Mount Gambier. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (81 reviews)
"The room is small but the bathroom and overall room have been renovated and clean. It is just nice for an overnight stay for our family of 4. The hotel is also very close to Woolworths."

Reviewed on 22 Apr. 2022

The Henty
The Commodore
The Commodore
4 out of 5
Corner of Jubillee Highway and Penola, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is AU$142 per night from 2 Jun. to 3 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star motel in Mount Gambier. Enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (525 reviews)
"We found The Commodore to be perfect for our needs in travelling through (we had a two night stay). One small point of confusion is we had a room with kitchenette so we could cater for ourselves, however in the Information Book for the room, it stated under no circumstances was food to be cooked! ..."

Reviewed on 7 May 2022

The Commodore
Presidential Motel
Presidential Motel
3.5 out of 5
152 Jubilee Hwy West, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is AU$133 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly motel in Mount Gambier. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4/5 Very Good! (634 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on 22 Apr. 2022

Presidential Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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The Old Mount Gambier Gaol
The Old Mount Gambier Gaol
3 out of 5
25 Margaret Street, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is AU$101 per night from 17 May to 18 May
The Old Mount Gambier Gaol
The Henty
The Henty
3 out of 5
96 Jubilee Hwy E, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is AU$121 per night from 17 May to 18 May
The Henty
The Commodore
The Commodore
4 out of 5
Corner of Jubillee Highway and Penola, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is AU$142 per night from 2 Jun. to 3 Jun.
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Presidential Motel
Presidential Motel
3.5 out of 5
152 Jubilee Hwy West, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is AU$133 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Presidential Motel
Mount Gambier Hotel
Mount Gambier Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2 Commercial St West, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is AU$120 per night from 22 May to 23 May
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Southgate Motel
Southgate Motel
4 out of 5
175 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is AU$158 per night from 15 Jun. to 16 Jun.
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Mid City Motel - Mount Gambier
Mid City Motel - Mount Gambier
3.5 out of 5
15 Helen Street, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is AU$102 per night from 21 May to 22 May
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Golden Chain Tower Motor Inn
Golden Chain Tower Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
140 Jubilee Highway West, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is AU$125 per night from 17 May to 18 May
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Park Hotel Mount Gambier
Park Hotel Mount Gambier
4 out of 5
163 Commercial St West, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
The price is AU$130 per night from 19 May to 20 May
Park Hotel Mount Gambier
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.