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Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park

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Naturally interesting

There's no doubt that if you're a diver and have the permit this would be outstanding. For us non... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Laurence B
Melbourne, Australia
Small but interesting - bookings needed if snorkelling

Natural sink hole that provides opening to a deep cave at 40 metres or so. Surrounded by... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Piccaninnie Ponds Road, Mount Gambier, South Australia 3234, Australia
+61 8 8735 1177
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a vast amount of water with rushes to look at. You walk along a short path from the car park onto a platform. From the platform, there is a floating jetty – only go on if you are steady on your feet as...More

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 27 June 2018

The viewing pontoon at the dive site gives a reasonable overview of the ponds. The walk further on was closed before reaching the ponds proper which was disappointing.

1  Thank TBownAdelaide
Reviewed 15 June 2018

I was taken there by a local from the district and believe me its worth the visit. Another beautiful part of Mt. Gambier district not to be missed.

1  Thank ausiemade
Reviewed 7 April 2018

There's no doubt that if you're a diver and have the permit this would be outstanding. For us non divers it is an interesting site but not one that consumes much time to take in. However as you enter the road to the actual ponds...More

2  Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Natural sink hole that provides opening to a deep cave at 40 metres or so. Surrounded by bullrushes and protected as a reserve. Bookings are required with the National Parks if you wish to snorkel or dive in the pond. The reserve has toilet facilities...More

1  Thank HappyBuddha247
Reviewed 5 August 2017

really clear blue water, beautiful atmosphere underwater. Had a great visit with family, My dad saw an eel!

1  Thank Octavia_Finch
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Its amazing to see the very clear water around the pond. We were lucky some divers started their dive while we was there.

1  Thank Stumpie8
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

great experience of diving in this unique ponds. personally I enjoyed ewans ponds more but this place was still excellent

1  Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 2 December 2016

With our permit and dive gear, we stopped in at Piccaninnie Ponds in Wye River a few weeks ago. Beautiful quiet dive as there are not many people in at one time which is an issue when you head to the reefs on the coast...More

2  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Easy to organise a permit over the internet, and also easy to book a time (don't just turn up and jump in the water). It's a beautiful spot.

2  Thank ChicaSmile
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