Umpherston Sinkhole (Sunken Garden) is a kind of park in Mount Gambier,a city in the Australian state of South Australia.
In the southeast of Australia, near the town of Mount Gambier, there is a very interesting natural area, which is literally riddled with such volcanic and karst landforms as volcanic lakes and craters, limestone and underwater caves, as well as giant funnels in the ground .
The Umpherston sinkhole near the city of Mount Gambier in Australia is adorned with a wonderful garden that was planted at its bottom at the end of the 19th century. James Umpherston embellished the sinkhole in order to create a “pleasant midsummer resort” for the people of Mount Gambier in South Australia.
The garden at the bottom of the funnel can be viewed from above, from special viewing platforms. The walls are covered with lush green vines, making this garden look like a secret oasis.
Access : Coordinates: -37.829167, 140.780556 / Mount Gambier is a city in South Australia.
- Umpherston Sinkhole was created when the top of the chamber collapsed downwards.
- The Umpherston Sinkhole was established by James Umpherston back in the 1880s, 20 years after he purchased the land. When the famous Australian farmer and politician retired, he wanted to create a place where the people of Maun Gambier could come to completely relax and escape from the sweltering summer heat.
- Only 40 years ago, this place was nevertheless saved from garbage, which turned the once wonderful garden into a real dump. In 1976, through the efforts of the South Australian Forestry Department (South Australian Woods and Forests Department), Sanken was completely restored. They cleaned out all the rubbish and planted new plants. Since then, the Umpherston Garden has again become the most popular holiday destination in the city of Maun Gambier, and in 1995 Sunken was even added to the South Australian Heritage List.
- Entry is free, and the garden is open from 6am to 1am daily.
Go next : Τhe town of Mount Gambier , In the southeast of Australia / The Blue Lake is located in a volcanic crater / Mt Schank , an extinct volcano located about 15 minutes from Mt Gambier.