Have you witnessed the stunning blue waters of Black Diamond Lake?
Situated only 2 hours drive from Perth – Black Diamond Lake is located 5km west of the coal mining town of Collie and is considered by many as the number one swimming hole in Perth.
Black Diamond Lake is best experienced on a clear, sunny day as the lake sparkles and radiates a magnificent blue colour, making it some of the bluest water you will ever see.
Why is Black Diamond Lake water so blue?
While there doesn’t seem to be a difiniative answer, reports state that the water is believed to be so blue because of how light reflects off the limestone rock that forms the base.
No matter why it’s still stunning.
What to do at Black Diamond Lake
The magical blue lake is perfect for a dip, SUP, canoeing and kayaking.
The lake has also become extremely popular with visitors bringing inflatable floats, because who wouldn’t want to simply lay back and enjoy the beauty of the lake and its surroundings?
Also please note that Black Diamond Lake can become quite busy and crowded – so it is recommended that you try to get their earlier in the day to avoid potential crowds.
Camping and facilities
While camping isn’t allowed at the lake – for the best camping locations nearest to Black Diamond Lake we recommend another stunning blue lake in Stockton Lake just 8km east of Collie.
Black Diamond Lake also has no facilities (that means no toilets) and limited rubbish bins so ensure you don’t leave any rubbish behind.
You can always stay in Collie and near Black Diamond Lake if you wish to take in more sights and sounds of Collie.
Are there any current health warnings?
Please note there has been previous health warning at the lake.
Microbiological testing is performed from Nov-May each year as is the time of year where the water temperature is higher and therefore represents a higher level of risk to the general public.
It is recommended that you check with Collie Shire water quality page for the latest water tests.
How to get there?
Address: Ferguson Rd, Allanson 6225 (Directions)
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