MYPONGA RESERVOIR LOOKOUT
There comes a time when you feel like you were being dragged to be somewhere by some forces of spirits. You didn’t plan it and before you knew it you were already there. Have you had that feeling? I did. We came from strolling around the Beachside Food and Wine Festival held at Christies Beach when we decided to drive and find Myponga Reservoir.
THE LOVELY VALLEY ROAD TO MYPONGA RESERVOIR
Driving along main south road and way pass Historic Victory Hotel and the giant Buddha of Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple, you’ll enjoy the stunning dramatic coastal view. And as you turn to Reservoir road leading to Myponga Reservoir Lookout itself the atmosphere transforms into a rich grazing and dairy countryside where a flock of sheep and cows rule the vast land.
THE SOURCE OF FILTERED WATER
Myponga Reservoir built in 1962 is located 60 kilometres south of Adelaide in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges. The name derived from the Aboriginal world ‘maippunga’ meaning locality of high cliffs. The reservoir is mainly fed by Myponga River and provides 5% of Adelaide City’s water supply and is the main source of filtered water for southern metropolitan Adelaide.
From the lookout Myponga Reservoir is a magnificent picture of serenity with a hint of mystery. The lovely surrounding of pine forest adds a landscape of greenery. In 1990, the reservoir formed part of an investigation for the mysterious disappearance of the Beaumont children, and Joanne Ratcliffe and Kirste Gordon. Their disappearance made headlines all around Australia. Although no remains were found during the search their disappearance remains a mystery.