What you'll do
First, we'll meet at the entrance to the Cenotes parklands, where a statue resides. You and/or your group will be lent a small torch, given a glowing bracelet and a small pouch of fruit and vegetables . We will begin, walking towards the sinkhole, around the park, whilst looking for possums as we go. As we walk around Umpherston Cenotes, you will be guided through a historical journey of discovery, creation and wonder. Our journey continues down into the Cenotes where amongst the gardens we will find an abundance of possums. Watch your step as we walk down into the base (for those with physical impairments, adjustments will be made), as it can be slippery and possums will pop out of nowhere. I will introduce you to some friendly possums give you plenty of opportunities to take photos with them. As we will continue down into the grounds, you will be shown special locations where they hide and be introduced to the different possum personalities. The tour should take approximately 1 hour and you will be left having a unique experience Mount Gambier is known for but with a special added extra.
As a Guide of Mount Gambier I have enjoyed sharing our local history and spectacular landscapes which keep guests coming back for more. I am passionate about local history, an avid photographer and enjoy spending time in the outdoors. This includes meeting the friendly little possums which Umpherston Cenotes (Sinkhole) is famous for. I have a degree in Aboriginal Cultures and Australian Society, communicate well with all people and have extensive knowledge of the many mammals we have in this region. I am empathetic, compassionate, friendly and easy-going. I consider safety and enjoyment priorities for my guests.
Small torch, Glowing bracelet (identification and safety)
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Where you'll be
We will meet at the Umpherston Cenotes (Sinkhole) at the entrance to the park. This is a walking tour therefore everything we see and do will be within the parklands.
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Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. Guests over 15 years must book as an adult. Under 15 years must be accompanied by a paying guardian. Guests should be comfortable with wild animals.
If there are any concerns, please contact the Lady Nelson Visitor Information Centre for further information: 35 Jubilee Highway West, Mount Gambier. Ph: 08 8724 9750
Umpherston Possum Tour