Little Blue Lake Mount Gambier has a swimming platform and clear water, making it one of the best Mount Gambier sinkholes. Unlike most of the other sinkholes in the area, here you’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing dip or even a dive in the 35 metre deep hole.
How to get to Little Blue Lake Mount Gambier
Mount Gambier is located in South Australia. It is roughly 4.5 hours away from Adelaide and about the same from Melbourne. You can GPS Little Blue Lake but if it doesn’t show up, head to the Bellum Hotel in Mount Schank. Turn onto Mount Salt Road and continue along for a few minutes. Little Blue Lake is only 15 minutes away from the centre of Mount Gambier town.
Where to Stay
There are a few accommodation options in Mount Gambier for all types of travellers. The Barn offers its guests a spacious and peaceful stay. The Barn even features a steakhouse that serves some delicious food, deserts and drinks. If you’re after something more budget friendly, you can check out Federal Hotel which is located in the centre of town.
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What to Expect
The Little Blue Lake is located right beside the road so it’s impossible to miss. There is a large carpark area where it’s even possible to spend the night if you have a campervan or caravan. You can view the incredible sinkhole from the top of the cliffs or you can follow the path down. There is also a small wooden platform on the water where you can take a closer look and even go for a swim.
This is a popular swimming spot amongst locals during summer. You’ll often find plenty of people taking a dip and jumping off the platform. Little Blue Lake Mount Gambier got its name from the deep blue colour of the water. However in recent years, the blue has slowly started to disappear due to the pollution in the area. Additionally, you might find some green algae present in the water. If you have sensitive skin, it would be best to check the conditions before going for a swim.
We visited in mid April and found that the water was quite clear with no algae. It was also just outside summer so the water was super cold! This spot is a little lesser known to tourists but we definitely think it’s one of the best Mount Gambier sinkholes.
For more amazing sinkholes, be sure to check out our Best Mount Gambier Sinkholes blog!