Part closure of Piccanninie Ponds Conservation Park

Published: 03 November 2023

Pic­canin­nie Ponds is closed for immer­sive water activ­i­ties until fur­ther notice. The con­ser­va­tion park remains open to the pub­lic how­ev­er entry into the water for div­ing and snor­kel­ing is not per­mit­ted and per­mits are not being issued.

Pic­canin­nie Ponds is cur­rent­ly expe­ri­enc­ing a sig­nif­i­cant bloom of fil­a­men­tous algae. While not believed harm­ful to peo­ple it has reduced vis­i­bil­i­ty in the ponds and impacts on the aquat­ic veg­e­ta­tion. As a result, the ponds are closed to the pub­lic for water based activ­i­ties and we will not be tak­ing book­ings for div­ing and snor­kel­ing as a qual­i­ty vis­i­tor expe­ri­ence can­not be guar­an­teed. Min­imis­ing dis­tur­bance in the ponds dur­ing this time will also help the cur­rent­ly stressed aquat­ic veg­e­ta­tion recov­er more quick­ly.

Ewens Ponds is still open to the pub­lic for book­ings and pro­vides an expe­ri­ence sim­i­lar to Pic­can­ninie Ponds.