On a trip over the border into South Australia, we made sure that we revisited the beautiful garden sinkholes of Mount Gambier. The Mount Gambier township is located on the side of an extinct volcano about 5 hours drive west from Melbourne – a few hours longer if you drive via the Great Ocean Road. The area has many large limestone caves and a number have collapsed roofs. Some became part of the famous cave diving region and several were remade into gardens. The best is the Umpherston Sinkhole Gardens. The gardens are lush, green, cool and very inviting on a hot summers day. We enjoyed our stay in Mt Gambier and the surrounding areas, it had great food and coffee and plenty to see. It made a great base to explore the Lower Glenelg National Park.
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