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The Blue Lake

John Watson Drive, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
+61 1800 087 187
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Worth a visit

A fantastic attraction to look at. Worth spending a long time to view and to enjoy the scenery and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
South Australia, Australia
Looks good

A great small town lots of things there parks and BOQ's very nice for a holiday. I lived there for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mount Gambier, Australia
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“blue lake” (331 reviews)
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John Watson Drive, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
+61 1800 087 187
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A fantastic attraction to look at. Worth spending a long time to view and to enjoy the scenery and view of the Blue lake.

Thank _sharonlee001
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great small town lots of things there parks and BOQ's very nice for a holiday. I lived there for a long time great fishing at Port Mac lots of nice caravan parks

Thank peterboy2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Still a lovely place to have a look and a walk all the way around. Try to sit and watch rather than rush.

Thank NigelH1304
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's always a great place to visit and travel my phones loaded with pictures of the blue lake and I love going to seeing how many people adore it.

Thank Caitlin J
Reviewed 1 week ago

As previous reviewers have said in the middle of the Australian winter the lake isn't blue but it is very interesting to take the 4 km walk around the lake. It is a proper footpath all the way around with loads of information and points...More

Thank fletcher58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a lovely lake, but just be aware that it isn't always blue, especially in the winter. There are some nice lookouts.

Thank K5802EYjohnk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Between November and February each year the lake turns a brilliant blue and then rest of the year it reverts to a bluish grey except around the sides. Many theories exist as to what causes the colour but but one thing is for sure, it's...More

Thank idatev
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it was not blue when we visited, it had an eerie feeling while standing on top of an extinct volcano in the middle of a drizzle. What a wonderful experience we had.

Thank Chami0001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful lake situated in the limestone region of south Australia is very popular for its color changing phenomenon. During December to March, the lake turns to a vibrant cobalt blue color, returning to a colder steel grey color for April to November. Enjoyed a lovely...More

Thank ryanisaacs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved blue lake, even in winter! It was worth it in the end, with it being 8 Degrees❄️ Took some fantastic photos, a must for all families.

Thank Sam V
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21 November 2016|
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Response from Rebecca N | Reviewed this property |
The blue lake will still be nice, and it will be a more vibrant blue than your average lake for sure, but it is certainly it's most impressive from November-Feb. As for Adelaide, in Feb you can expect periods where the... More
9 August 2016|
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Response from johnnomelbourne | Reviewed this property |
The above responses are all correct but like the writers I am also unsure of the operating hours. I do take great pride in the fact I lived in Mt. Gambier for 10yrs. including my teenage years. My late father was a well... More
Wendy G
14 March 2015|
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Response from KathleenMD | Reviewed this property |
Hi Wendy, as arr0w123 and others have mentioned, no you can't because it is our town water supply. Having said that if you are visiting, the 45min tour held every hour on the hour is brilliant. We have only been here 8yrs... More