The Blue Lake occupies one of the craters of the extinct volcano after which the city has been named.
Early each November, the lake’s sombre blue mysteriously changes to an intense deep turquoise blue almost overnight. The colouring remains until late February, when it gradually changes back to a distinct sombre blue colouring that remains until the following November.
The 3.6 kilometre road and walking track around the circumference of the Blue Lake provides access to many viewing points, the most popular being the underpass between the Blue Lake and the Leg of Mutton Lake.
There is a fascinating 45 minute tour which takes visitors in a glass panelled lift down the original well shaft through a tunnel to see the Blue Lake at close proximity.
Daily tours are available, contact The Lady Nelson Visitor and Discovery Centre for further information.Tweet
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