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Mount Gambier Caves

The many caves in Mount Gambier are a unique attraction in and around the region and consistently attract visitors all year round.

Cave diving is one of the most popular activities for visitors to Mount Gambier, thanks to the numerous caves scattered across the landscape.

Mount Gambier Caves – Sinkholes, Gardens, Snorkelling & Scuba Diving

 




Visitors can start off at the Tantanoola Caves. Named after the township of Tantanoola, the caves are known for their exquisite beauty and visitors marvel at the different dolomite formations in their pink hues. The glistening rocks are also a photographer’s dream and make for amazingly beautiful shots. It is important to note that the Tantanoola Caves are also accessible by wheelchair.

Engelbrecht Cave offers visitors a tranquil and memorable experience of the Mount Gambier Caves and is one of the most fascinating attractions for cave hiking. The underwater caverns make for a delightful way to spend time in the outdoors, as do the viewing platforms from where visitors get scenic views of Mount Gambier.

Naracoorte Caves are a great destination for cave explorers as there is easy access from Naracoorte Caves National Park. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the only site of its kind in South Australia, a visit to the Naracoorte Caves is a highlight for many visitors to Mount Gambier. It is important to note that some of these caves are closed to the public for the purposes of fossil research.

Also, don’t miss out on Cave Gardens, the Umpherston Sinkhole, Blanche Cave and Hells Hole. Click the links below to explore the full range of caves in Mount Gambier.



Umpherston Sinkhole

Umpherston Sinkhole

Mount Gambier, SA

The Umpherston Sinkhole (or the Sunken Garden) is one of the most spectacular gardens located in the Mount Gambier region. Umpherston sinkhole was once a typical limestone cave that formed by the corrosion of limestone...

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Naracoorte Caves

Naracoorte Caves

Naracoorte, SA

Located adjacent to the Victorian border, the Naracoorte Caves in the south-eastern region of South Australia is one of the most popular and highly-visited tourist sites in the Mount Gambier region. Naracoorte Caves is...

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Tantanoola Caves

Tantanoola Caves

Tantanoola, SA

The Tantanoola Caves are named after the town of Tantanoola. Known for its scenic beauty, the Tantanoola Caves are one of the most-visited destinations in South Australia. These caves are the only wheelchair accessed...

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Engelbrecht Cave

Engelbrecht Cave

Mount Gambier, SA

Renowned as one of the most fascinating cave sites in the Limestone Coast area, Engelbrecht Cave is a stunning nature spot where you will see the best of what the Mount Gambier region has to offer. Engelbrecht Cave...

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Cave Gardens

Cave Gardens

Mount Gambier, SA

Mount Gambier’s Cave Gardens are a great place to visit if you love nature and the outdoors. This beautiful garden offers a wide array of things to see, do and explore. Take a break from the sightseeing and...

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Princess Margaret Rose Cave

Princess Margaret Rose Cave

Mumbannar, VIC

The Princess Margaret Rose Cave, known as the ‘Underground Wonderland’ in the natural surroundings of the Lower Glenelg National Park, is the most decorated cave in Australia. The Princess Margaret Rose Cave...

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Victoria Fossil Cave

Victoria Fossil Cave

Joanna, SA

Located at Naracoorte Caves National Park, the Victoria Fossil Cave best showcases the World Heritage values of the Naracoorte National Park. Out of the fossils present within the caves, the Fossil Chamber of the...

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Stick Tomato Cave

Stick Tomato Cave

Joanna, SA

Stick Tomato Cave promises a great day of outdoor fun for the family. The cave features safe challenges and squeezes that adults and kids can enjoy for an authentic caving experience near Naracoorte in South Australia...

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Alexandra Cave

Alexandra Cave

Joanna, SA

Alexandra Cave is one of the crown jewels of Naracoorte Caves. It provides a great introduction to caves and the geological processes that form caves. The Naracoorte caves are located at Naracoorte Caves National Park...

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Blanche Cave

Blanche Cave

Joanna, SA

The Blanche Cave and Bat Observation Centre is a great way to learn interesting facts about the Southern Bent-Wing Bats which inhabit the area. The Blanche Cave and Observation Centre is a part of the Naracoorte Caves...

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Stick Tomato Cave

Adventure Caving

Joanna, SA

Adventure caving is a popular activity for thrill-seeking travellers visiting Mount Gambier. Just 100km north is the town of Naracoorte, which is abundant with caves and many other exciting activities. Adventure Caving...

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Bat Cave

Bat Cave

Joanna, SA

The Bat Cave is a top attraction for visitors within the Naracoorte Caves National Park near Naracoorte. It is only one of the two breeding locations for the southern bent-wing bat, which have been thriving in the area...

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Hells Hole

Hells Hole

Caveton, SA

Mount Gambier is known as being the second-most populous city in South Australia. Only a short distance from Mount Gambier is Hells Hole, a large sink-hole which has existed for thousands of years. Mount Gambier is no...

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Cathedral Cave

Cathedral Cave

Joanna, SA

The Cathedral Cave in the Naracoorte Caves National Park was once a popular tourist attraction near Naracoorte. Its distinguishing feature is its large entrance chamber; since it resembles a cathedral, this is what the...

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Blue Lake

Kanawinka Geopark

Mount Gambier, SA

The Kanawinka Geopark is a natural geological phenomenon that is located between Naracoorte Caves and the western edge of Victoria. The Kanawinka Geopark covers an area of 27,000 square kilometres and is a great placed...

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Gouldens Waterhole

Gouldens Waterhole

Mount Schank, SA

Gouldens Waterhole is a cave diving site located in Mount Schank near Mount Gambier. It is managed by the Department of Environment and Water, who manages dive activities within the sinkhole. Gouldens Waterhole, Cave...

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Pines Sinkhole

Pines Sinkhole

Burrungule, SA

The Pines Sinkhole, located in the middle of the forest near Mount Gambier, is a renowned cave diving destination in South Australia. Due to its geographical makeup and narrow boulders, only cave qualified divers are...

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The Green Waterhole

The Green Waterhole

Tantanoola, SA

The Green Waterhole is a cave located in Tantanoola; a local town in South Australia’s Limestone Coast. The cave is valuable for palaeontology and cave diving enthusiasts primarily because it’s within a 30...

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