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Similar to Piccaninnie Ponds, there are actually three ponds that you can dive and snorkel in... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Fiona S
Lovely surprise

Crystal clear water. Lovely ponds with pontoon. Drive dirt track to reach destination. Small walk... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
KAZZDOGG22
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Ewens Ponds is a series of three water-filled limestone sinkholes on Eight Mile Creek 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Mount Gambier and 8.4 kilometres (5.2 mi) east of Port Macdonnell, South Australia. The ponds are popular with recreational divers...more
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Peacocks Rd, Port MacDonnell, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a small reserve with natural vegetation supporting a good selection of native bird species. Scuba diving in the ponds is the main attraction but a valid permit is required to dive. No swimming in the ponds is permitted and no watercraft is allowed....More

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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Similar to Piccaninnie Ponds, there are actually three ponds that you can dive and snorkel in. From now (September 2018) until 3rd December 2018 there isn’t allowed to be any swimming, diving or snorkeling in the ponds due to the algae which the authorities are...More

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Crystal clear water. Lovely ponds with pontoon. Drive dirt track to reach destination. Small walk to second pond. Simply beautiful.

Thank KAZZDOGG22
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Visited on Australia Day weekend, hired snorkel gear & wetsuits from the friendly folks at Allendale East General Store for a bargain price. They even had wetsuit gear to fit my partner who is 6'6" and a size 15 foot! Enjoyed Ewen Ponds, very much...More

Thank SWVicWalker
Reviewed 7 March 2018

A snorkel in Ewens Ponds is a must if you are visiting the South East. An easy 1 1/2 hour drive from Robe. There are no fees for entry and you dont even need to be an experienced diver, 2 of the group I was...More

1  Thank harrisju
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

My girls describe this like being in the littlest mermaid film . The water while cool is amazing - while the view on the top is not so exciting, placing your head underneath the water - watch your kids reaction . You gently float down...More

Thank eric-sworks
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Sheltered by another small bushland reserve, Ewen Ponds is a series of freshwater ponds and streams making their way to the sea. The water is very chilly so I'd suggest a wetsuit for snorkelling and also a hood if you have one. Luxurious freshwater flora...More

Thank HappyBuddha247
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The ponds are very pretty and it's certainly worth getting underwater to check them out. Most of the vegetation is in shallow areas so snorkeling is fine. A wetsuit is recommended because the water is quite cold. Note that there are no changerooms or similar...More

1  Thank ChicaSmile
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

one of the most unique experiences. you have to try snorkelling/scuba diving in this or other nearby ponds at least once. amazing experience that a lot of people don't know exist

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a small reserve with natural vegetation supporting a good selection of native bird species. Scuba diving in the ponds is the main attraction but a valid permit is required to dive. No swimming in the ponds is permitted and no watercraft is allowed....More

1  Thank Edward S
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The site was only just open after a period of rest over the winter for s few months. There are 3 ponds that link up then out to the sea.....its super clear and ranges from a metre to 10m deep. A nice drift dive through...More

Thank Burty77
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