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Superb a la carte
dining and buffet
7 days, with
For Reservations - Toll Free: 1800 088 196
Phone (08) 8724 6400 Fax (08) 8725 8772
Commodore on the park's friendly staff ensure complete and personal
attention to detail and service to meet your individual needs
Evan Kosch and staff
Cnr Penola Road & Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier SA 5290
Gift vouchers available
PHONE JOE 0428 873 122
Formerly Skirmish Downunder
PO BOX 2542 MOUNT GAMBIER, SA 5290
email joe: email@example.com
Come see the enchanting Blue Lake
Mt Gambier's Blue Lake is one of the most visited attractions in the region.
IS the water blue, grey or turquoise?
Mount Gambier's Blue Lake is truly a
unique attraction, situated in an extinct
volcanic crater that last erupted 4000 years
With its water colour changing from a
sombre blue in winter to a brilliant tur-
quoise in summer, Blue Lake is one of the
most visited attractions in the area.
Several amusing theories are attached to
the attraction, with one suggesting locals
were putting blue dye in the water to
However, the real cause of the transfor-
mation of colours has only been identified
in the past 10 years --- calcite precipi-
The lake is the source of the water supply
for Mount Gambier and contains 36,000
million litres of water with an average
depth of 70 metres.
It has a 3.5-kilometre circumference.
If you would like to know more a guided
tour might be the thing for you.
Garry and Trish Turner run Aquifer
Tours and take people to the lake and its
Participants will find out how the lake
changes its hues.
WITHIN THE KANAWINKA GEOPARK
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