Travel

This Sinkhole on a Working Farm Is Where Divers Go to Practice

Kilsby Sinkhole dive tour
Photo By Adam Stern

Can you handle the heat? We’ve teamed up with McDonald’s to bring you the spiciest adventures around Australia so you can make the most of the warmer months.


Jump into a 60-metre deep sinkhole, if you dare. The Kilsby Sinkhole is serenely located beneath a rural sheep farm, 15-minutes from Mount Gambier in South Australia. It’s known as one of the best sinkhole dive sites in the world due in part to its crystal clear water and incredible visibility, even at 60-metres deep. 

MORE: 9 Epic Things You Need to See on Your Melbourne to Adelaide Road Trip

The sinkhole is the only site of its kind to welcome snorkellers, freedivers and Open Water certified scuba divers under the supervision of a licensed and industry qualified guide. For the first time ever, the sinkhole is open to the public, so those who wish to venture to the centre of the earth can do so, here. 

A two-hour snorkelling experience starts from $99 per person and includes a certified guide, wetsuit, mask, and snorkel. Due to the size of the pontoon, groups are limited to eight people.

If you prefer to stay out of the water, you can tour the sinkhole for $15 per person

After snorkelling, be sure to try some Sinkhole Gin, produced from crystal clear limestone-filtered water and local native botanicals. Where better to try this small-batch craft gin than amidst the landscape which inspired it?

Think you can handle the heat? Check out McDonald’s new McSpicy range here.

Get the latest from Thrillist Australia delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe here.