Just 36km from Mount Gambier, the picturesque Ewans Ponds Conservation Park re-opens for snorkelling and diving in two weeks.
The park comprises three limestone spring-fed pools connected by shallow channels. Clear waters enable plant life to thrive, with some of the rarer species are not found growing at such shallow depths anywhere else in the world. The ponds are also home to many small fish and crustaceans.
Be sure to bring a wetsuit as the average temperature of the pools is around 10-15 degrees. So pretty cold.
Guests are allocated an hour to explore the ponds and connecting waterways. Underwater photography is encouraged with people asked to use the hastag #ewenspondsconservationpark to have their posts shared on the Parks SA website.
If you’re not into swimming, try for a volunteer position and do your part to keep SA’s conservation parks immaculate.
Find Ewans Ponds Conservation Park at Eight Mile Creek on the Limestone Coast.