Ewens Pond, Port MacDonnell

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Ewens Ponds is a series of three water-filled limestone sinkholes in the Australian state of South Australia located in the gazetted locality of Eight Mile Creek on the watercourse known as Eight Mile Creek about 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of Mount Gambier and 8.4 kilometres (5.2 miles) east of Port Macdonnell. The ponds are popular with recreational divers due to underwater visibility of up to 80 metres (260 feet). It has a large fish population including the endangered golden pygmy perch. Ewens Ponds has been part of the Ewens Ponds Conservation Park since 1976.
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  • We were a bit disappointed because we were told that anyone can swim here but once we arrived we saw signs that said no swimming allowed which we completely understood. It’s great that there’s a...  more »
  • Middle of winter in the SE, what better time to go snorkling in the Ewen Ponds? We had spent a week at Port Macdonnell and decided it was time to get the boys off screens and into the real...  more »
  • Are three ponds better than one sinkhole? Permits are not required. No depth or time limits, no protocols of any kind.
  • Fantastic freshwater diving and snorkeling experience with crystal clear water and a small variety of freshwater creatures. Jump into the top pond, descend and marvel at the serenity then gradually ascend and go into the first raceway between ponds where you can sit back and let the current take you into pond 2, repeat for pond 2 and make sure you get out at the ladder in pond 3. Otherwise it's a nice journey down 8 mile creek to the sea.
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