The Blue Lake, Mount Gambier

Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Take your time to walk around cobalt blue The Blue Lake, located in an extinct volcanic crater. You will be rewarded with spectacular view of the lake from various aspects. The lake color ranges from shimmering blue in summer to steely gray in winter. The color changes are most likely due to calcite crystals in the water. Take the glass-paneled elevator down to access the lake, where you can picnic or hang out at the RV park. Plan trip to Mount Gambier with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Have seen the lake many times, but first time when at its bluest. Very beautiful to look at, easy to view for anyone of any age - no need to walk around the top, there is a parking bay overlooking...  more »
  • Very interesting site to visit if you’re in the area or passing by. Viewing platforms are located all around the rim of the lake and all offer an equally good view. There is also Hoo Hoo Lookout...  more »
  • We did the walk around the lake, a medium to brisk one, took 40 min. I wouldn’t say it was spectacular. A normal pathway around the lake with a viewing balcony here and there and glimpses between the....  more »
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  • If you’re in the area, definitely worth the trip to Mt Gambier to see the unique Blue Lake. It has a deep blue colour from November to April, when it slowly turns back to gray before turning back to deep blue again. It’s a natural phenomenon not yet explained by science so this makes it more intriguing. The lake is about 72 meters deep and is used for potable water. Mt Gambier is a beautiful and clean small town. Spent a few days if you can
  • This is a must see attraction in Australia, its so breathtaking that you will stare at it for hours, It turns blue during summer, so plan accordingly. Lots of things to do in the region so do your research before coming. the Big4 caravan park near the blue lake is a very convenient location to stay. They have a campground and cabins for rent.
  • I have not been to Mount Gambier since I was about 10 yrs old. For my husband and 2 young children (10 and 5) it was their first time visiting The Blue Lake. The lake is just amazing!! We hiked up two different areas and the views are amazing!!
  • Beautiful highly recommend a visit the lake is a stunning torquoise blue Nov to March. Walk around and take in the scenery and wildlife.
  • Stunning views, specially on a hot summer day. Photos don’t do justice of the natural beauty the lake has. One of the best locations of the beautiful town Mount Gambier. Nice walk around the lake too. To know the interesting fact behind the color of water being blue-please visit Blue Lake.

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