Blue Lake and Water Pipes - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing the new pumping automatic platforms at Blue Lake in Mount Gambier. Picture taken during the summer of 2007 as part of the Aquifer Tour, having just come out of the tunnel that leads from the old pump house.
Blue Lake and Water Pipes - FURTHER INFORMATION
Blue Lake and Water Pipes - Mount Gambier visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Blue Lake and Water Pipes' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from South Australia.
Blue Lake provides Mount Gambier with about 3,500ML of drinking water each year. The lake holds about 36,000ML of water. The old Pumping Station has now been replaced with a series of fully automatic pumps resting on floating platforms on the surface of the lake, installed in 1971. These are only accessible to the public when on the Aquifer Tour, which takes visitors through the history of the area and geology and geography of the Blue Lake. Tickets and information about the Aquifer Tour are available from the Blue Lake Reception Centre on John Watson Drive.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: From the A1 / B1 at Mount Gambier take the B66 south. The Blue Lake Reception Centre is on John Watson Drive which comes left off the B66. Mount Gambier is 450km east of Adelaide on the A1 / B1. It is 195km west of Warrnambool and 450km west of Melbourne.