Situated only a two-hour drive from Perth, Black Diamond Lake is located five kilometres 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 blue?
While there doesn’t seem to be a definitive 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.
Best things 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 it can become quite busy and crowded in the warmer months — so it is recommended that you try to get there earlier in the day to avoid potential crowds and to find yourself a shady spot under the trees.
If you are going to setup a picnic spot for the day – be wary of bull ants.
Can you swim at Black Diamond Lake?
Swimming is permitted though there are signs warning people to swim at their own risk.
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.
There are also no facilities (that means no toilets) and limited rubbish bins so ensure you don’t leave any rubbish behind.
Please note there have been previous health warnings at the lake.
Microbiological testing is performed from Nov-May each year as is the time of year when the water temperature is higher and therefore represents a higher level of risk to the general public.
It is recommended that you check with the Collie Shire water quality page for the latest water tests.
How to get to Black Diamond Lake
You will find the stunning blue lake located 5km west of Collie. Make the turn onto Ferguson Road off Coalfields Hwy.
Address: Ferguson Rd, Allanson 6225 (Directions)
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Collie, located only 2 hours south of Perth and a slight turn east from Bunbury, is a hidden gem within WA. We have 4 reasons why you need to ‘Collie and Chill’ and one of them is the well-known Black Diamond Lake.
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