Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park

At Piccaninnie Ponds you can snorkel across the top of The Chasm and peer down into the dark depths below. The crystal clear waters have been slowly filtering through the limestone and forming the Pond's features over thousands of years. The freshwater rising to the surface under pressure has eroded a weakness in the limestone to form The Chasm, with its white walls covered in delicate green algal growth contrasting with the dark depths below.

This same process has formed the large underwater cavern known as The Cathedral because of its majestic white walls of sculptured and scalloped limestone. With visibility that can exceed 40 metres, this is one of the prettiest and most spectacular underwater sites in the Limestone Coast.

A diving permit/timeslot system operates to protect this delicate area. Bookings for a dive or snorkel permit and timeslot are not available onsite; they must be made prior to arrival. To make your booking and for further information visit the website.

Contact Details

Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park
28 kilometres south east of Mount Gambier off
Mount Gambier
South Australia 5290

Toll Free Number
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+61 (08) 8735 1177

+61 (08) 8735 1135

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  • Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park, Mount Gambier, Limestone Coast, South Australia



  • Adult - $13.50


  • Car park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled


  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
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