Limestone Coast, South Australia
Spring-fed limestone ponds, sinkholes and crater lakes

  
  
  
  

Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park is recognised as wetland of international significance under the Ramsar Convention. The Piccaninnie Ponds’ dramatic features have been formed over thousands of years by freshwater rising through limestone to the surface. The Chasm and The Cathedral, with its fantastic white walls of sculptured and scalloped limestone, offer a spectacular experiences even for seasoned divers. Back on land you’ll see freshwater springs bubbling up onto the sand and spot the several species of birds and shellfish native to the area.
Snorkelling along the shallow channels or scuba diving in the spring-fed limestone ponds of Ewens Ponds Conservation Park are fantastic experiences for qualified divers. The channels connect three basin shaped ponds approximately 10m deep. Book time to see a variety of fish through crystal clear waters, ranging from the rare and elusive Ewens pygmy perch to the commonly seen freshwater crayfish.

Freshwater Ecoregion of the World : #809 Bass Strait Drainages

Major Habitat Type: temperate coastal rivers

Ewens Ponds Conservation Park


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Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park

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Blue Lake

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Another Day at the Office

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All Photographs Copyright 2015© Michel Roggo