Ewens Pond, Port MacDonnell

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Ewens Ponds is a series of three water-filled limestone sinkholes in the Australian state of South Australia located in the gazetted locality of Eight Mile Creek, on the watercourse of Eight Mile Creek about 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of Mount Gambier and 8.4 kilometres (5.2 miles) east of Port Macdonnell. The ponds are popular with recreational divers due to underwater visibility of up to 80 metres (260 feet). It has a large fish population including the endangered golden pygmy perch. Ewens Ponds has been part of the Ewens Ponds Conservation Park since 1976.
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  • Ewen Ponds are a great recreational area and a must see if you like something different underwater. IT IS NOT A CAMPING GROUND! Book a slot to either dive or snorkel and please respect the... 
    Ewen Ponds are a great recreational area and a must see if you like something different underwater. IT IS NOT A CAMPING GROUND! Book a slot to either dive or snorkel and please respect the...  more »
  • Hire wetsuits, and all the gear from east Allendale general store. Friendly staff, clean and new gear, well priced. The water is freezing but when suited up you could stay in for hours....though you.....  more
    Hire wetsuits, and all the gear from east Allendale general store. Friendly staff, clean and new gear, well priced. The water is freezing but when suited up you could stay in for hours....though you.....  more »
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  • Very unique snorkelling experience. Water is as clear as advertised. It was refreshingly cool on a hot day but still need a full wetsuit. Didn’t see much marine life but the limestone environment and vegetation were unique and interesting. The experience of transitioning from the reed passageways to the pond 2 and 3 were my personal highlights.
  • Worth getting in!! It looks very normal outside of the ponds but once you get in…. It’s simply stunning!! The clarity of the water and visibility is amazing!! Could not recommend enough! It is slightly cold (roughly 15-17 Degrees) and can get deep in the ponds but snorkelling in these conditions is so nice since you can see heaps without having to dive down. Very relaxing and amazing experience!

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