On a sheep farm located amidst beautiful rolling countryside just 14km south of Mount Gambier, you can find a unique geological feature and a wealth of experiences.
Once little more than a watering hole on the stock route through the Mount Schank area, Kilsby Sinkhole has been at the heart of four generations of farming activity by the Kilsby family. In that time, use of the sinkhole has changed and grown, and today it is offers a fascinating history and a host of adventures:
Learn how sinkholes formed, find out about the history of Kilsby Sinkhole as a dive spot, a training site for the SA Police, a centre for secret weapons research. See the layers of rock left by geological changes over millions of years as you head down into the sinkhole itself. Experience the uniquely serene atmosphere on the pontoon at water level in this ancient geological marvel. Click here for prices and booking details!
Take the experience a step further and get in the water! Kitted out in high-quality wetsuit, fins, mask & snorkel, one of our experienced guides will provide a thorough safety briefing and run first-timers through how to get the most out of snorkelling. Then you’ll head down into the Sinkhole and experience the incredible water clarity which has drawn divers to the site for decades as you explore the surface of the lake. Click here for prices and booking details! Please print out waivers , sign and bring with you.
For a long time, SCUBA diving in Kilsby Sinkhole was only available to highly trained cave divers. Today, however, all certified and current divers (Open Water or equivalent and above) can dive in the “lake” portion of the sinkhole and experience the crystal-clear waters and amazing beams of light that have made Kilsby Sinkhole a world-famous dive site. Arrange a dive with one of our own experienced dive guides, or book onto a trip with one of our approved operators and enjoy this “bucket-list” dive. Check out our Licensees and local operator Dive Experience who can help you out.
Inspired by the “gin-clear” water of Kilsby Sinkhole and the abundance of first-rate local ingredients, the Kilsby family and a few friends were inspired to create Sinkhole Gin. Crafted in small batches using water from the aquifer which feeds the sinkhole and botanicals sourced around the region, Sinkhole is a refreshing, modern Australian gin. Where better to taste it than in the place which inspired it? Click here for details!