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Aquifer Tours

Aquifer Tours

Aquifer Tours are a big tourist draw at the Blue Lake in Mount Gambier. This major tourist attraction site was first discovered by Joe Cantu, Preston Knodell and Al Brandt who were students at St. Mary’s University, in March 1960. It is owned and operated by two people, Garry and Trish Turner.

The water of the Blue Lake is pure, clean and crystal clear. In late November, the Lake’s colour changes from blue to grey. Thereafter, the colour gradually fades and disappears to regain its original blue colour after summer.

Blue Lake Aquifer Tours, Times & Prices, Mount Gambier SA

The tour consists of a 200-metre walk down a slight gradient into the pumping station, where there is 14 steps that lead into the lift, which takes you into an 80-metre tunnel out to a viewing platform.

Aquifer Tours are a great experience. The team on the tour are dedicated to providing a quality and satisfying service which gives detailed information about one of South Australia’s most popular attraction sites.

The tour has professional tour guides who are able to explain the geological activity in the area, the significance of the landform, early European settlement in the South East of South Australia, the Pumping Station, the Blue Lake, the legends of the Boandik tribe who lived in the area and many other local stories of the region.

There is no doubt that this is an exciting and fun place to go and enjoy some time with your family and friends. So if you are looking for an enjoyable adventure, add the Aquifer Tours to your list of things to do whilst visiting Mount Gambier.

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What is the Aquifer Tours address?
Cnr Bay Road & John Watson Drive, Mount Gambier, SA

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What are the Aquifer Tours opening hours?
Normal tour times
Nov - Jan: 10am - 5pm
(Closed 25th Dec - Re-open 26th Dec)

Feb - May: 10am - 2pm
(Easter: 10am - 5pm)

Jun - Aug: 10am - 12pm

Sep - Oct: 10am - 2pm

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What are the Aquifer Tours entry prices?
Adults: $12
Child (under 16): $6
Family (2Ad + 4Ch): $35
(no Senior Discounts available)

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