As one of the most-visited tourist spots in Mount Gambier, the Blue Lake is considered to be the gem of Mount Gambier’s tourist attractions. It is certainly a unique and breathtaking sight which awes thousands of visitors year after year.
Blue Lake Mount Gambier
Amongst the gorgeous volcanic landscape, the Blue Lake has evolved on one of the extinct volcanic craters of Mount Gambier.
Plenty of scenic spots to take in Mount Gambier and its volcanic crater around the lake. However, the Lake's vibrant cobalt blue colour during the months of December through to March each year makes this a popular attraction. The theories behind the mysterious colour change of the water has something to do with the water temperature of the Lake.
THINGS TO DO
A walking trail which run a distance 3.6 kilometres, has viewing platforms dotted at varying intervals.
The trail also leads to the underpass between the Leg of Mutton Lake crater and the Blue Lake.
Several guided tours are available. The volcano discovery trail is one popular activity. Some tours last for around 45 minutes to one hour across
Significant sites within the vicinity of the Lake are the Valley Lake crater, Leg of Mutton crater and other volcanic viewing platforms.