There is a series of well known freshwater ponds and channels called Ewens Ponds near Mount Gambier in South Australia that are popular with scuba divers and snorkellers. What is less well known and not completely obvious is that there is creek that goes from the 3rd pond to a seldom visited 4th pond and then continues all the way to the coast. It's called 'Eight Mile Creek' although it doesn't get it's name from it's length but rather because where it finishes at the coast is about eight miles to the east of Port MacDonnell. It's closer to 2 kilometers in length.
When in the channels and creek you can drift along effortlessly and enjoy the ride due to the constant downstream water flow. It's a really nice trip that takes just over an hour with crystal clear water most of the time. Unlike most of the freshwater activities in Mount Gambier which one needs to be a qualified cave diver to experience, this one can be enjoyed by anyone who can swim although a thick wetsuit is recommended as the water seldom gets above 16 degrees centagrade.
This video was put together in 2015 and originally uploaded to our other channel 'Endurance Swimmer Australia' but the picturesque nature of the creek also make it an appropriate fit for 'Oz in Pictures'.
The video of the 2004 single with an additional footage of the 2018 video made by melodysheep (https://www.youtube.com/user/melodysheep) that compresses all 13.8 billion years of time unfolding & present cosmic event sequences from only a fraction of humans to the start of the big bang in reverse chronological order.
TIMELAPSE OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBikbn5XJhg)
In addition to snorkelling and scuba diving the series of ponds and channels that make up Ewens Ponds in Mount Gambier, South Australia, one can also snorkel from the ponds all the way to the coast via Eight Mile Creek. When in the channels and creek you can just drift along effortlessly and enjoy the ride due to the constant downstream water flow.
It's a stunning trip that takes just over an hour and the water is crystal clear most of the time and abundant with aquatic life. Unlike
many of the other aquatic activities in Mount Gambier which one needs to be a qualified cave diver to partake in, this one can be enjoyed by anyone who can swim (although a thick wetsuit is needed in addition to a mask and snorkel, as the water doesn't get any warmer than about 16 degrees centagrade). A highly recommended fun activity for all.
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