Kays Picnic Ground Spring, Kalista, Victoria, Australia


Posted: April 4, 2010

Category: Australia, View All

202 Monbulk Road
Kalista, Victoria 3791
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Shallow pool formed by aquifer that has rumored origins in the great divide and so very old water. Advised to only collect if it has not been raining for several days due to potential sewage contamination as it is relatively near property.

Nearest Address

Kays Picnic Ground on about 202 Monbulk Road

Directions from Nearest Address

On the monbulk side of kallista about 2 kms out. Can be accessed via a number of roots though the easiest is through belgrave and kallista.

Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

I have even been there at past midnight with a torch.


Submitted by: Julze Serendipity

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  1. Kevin says:

    this has been closed for some time with the local council taking away the pipe. If you drink from the pool,you will get ill.

  2. Waz says:

    Hey, Really wanted to check this out because I live close. I called the Council and Parks Victoria who both told me that the Spring has been re-opened and contamination has been cleaned up!

    Will check it out some time this week

  3. Tim says:

    it is actually on the other side of the road of where indicated, in kays picnic ground.
    to find the spring, cross the footbridge 20m west of the carpark and head up the path about 30 meters and turn right just after the log thats lying down.

  4. Shoshanasadia says:

    is this spring still functional and drinkable?

  5. Waz says:

    I finally decided to go check this out and via Tim’s directions below I found this pool (images below). 

    It had flowing water coming through rocks under the small ridge. There is no pipe so what Kevin said could well be true although via my first comment not 1 but 2 places confirmed it was still alive and well!? 

    I haven’t drank any of the water and am not going to but It certainly is extremely clear and cold. I took a small amount in a glass bottle and held it up to the sun and there was no dirt and it didn’t look yellow or brown at all. Can anyone else shed some light on this mysterious “Spring”.

  6. James says:

    I just visited this spring and its quite beautiful. Its a small spring that emerges from the hill. It seemed to be flowing at about 3/4 of a lt/sec. I haven’t drunk any yet as its been raining today. I’ll try some in a few days. The energy around the spring was quite profound though… very healing.

  7. Peter says:

    Tim’s directions are good. It is on the Melbourne side of the road about opposite #204 Monbulk Rd. Sassafras Creek Reserve, Kay’s Picnic Ground. The footbridge is in the Left as you drive into the carpark. Council workers at the park said they use the water and it was great.

  8. Brett says:

    Hmm, again can anyone confirm if the water is good? I will visit but prefer not be be guinea pig…

  9. tracey says:

    We get it regularly (family of four) and have never been sick,and have been drinking it for about a year, we always wait a few days after rain before we get any just in case,

  10. Hayden says:

    Hi there,
    I want to start collecting spring water from the Kays picnic ground but can someone assure me that the water is safe at the moment?

  11. Nick says:

    Hi guys is this spring still active and drinkable? Any information from people who consistently use this spring would be much appreciated. Cheers 🙂

  12. StueeeDeee says:

    The best water in Victoria! and it is indeed profoundly healing, and some elders told me its an ancient meeting/ceremony ground for the Originees of this country before white man destruction.

  13. jade says:

    Very clean and clear water. It tastes perfect and is in a beautiful area!

  14. Sharon says:

    Hey lovely people, just wondering if the water is clean and drinkable? I would love to hop down but it is a trip so would be greatly appreciated to know if it is worth the journey !

    Thank you !

  15. Stephen says:

    Hi all, just wondering if this water is accessible and drinkable (not contaminated). I’d love to take a trip down to collect as much as possible. Thanks

  16. Mike says:

    We were just there. Weren’t quite sure at first if it was safe to drink…and then appeared a lovely soul that assured us she drinks from it quite frequently…she even drove an hour to fill up. We went on her advice and filled our bottles and drank it. It was quite divine, very pure and untouched.

  17. Betty says:

    I was on a bus last Friday and the driver stopped at St. Rohan’s well (however the sign had a spelling error) he got out and filled his bottle with spring water and started drinking. He loved it. I asked him if it gave him a stomach upset and he said no – it was the best ever!
    It was between Healesville and Narbethong> Obviously another fan of spring water.

  18. Pamela Douglas says:

    Kay Powlesland certainly wouldn’t

    have drunk any spring water and

    without any doubt whatsoever never encouraged Pam Douglas to do anything like that either.
    Kay was a lookalike of the Vet from A Country Practice.

    Kay’s Picnic Ground is close to where Ian use to live. Ian was her brother.

  19. Pamela Douglas says:

    Just wanting to mention also that Denis Napthine wasn’t encouraging me to drink the spring water either. That was the weekend before he lost the election at Lyonville Mineral Springs. Denis was beautiful to me.

  20. Pamela Douglas says:

    However what Jay Weatherill who was

    on the V/Line Southern Cross bound train yesterday – what his opinion of

    spring water I don’t know.

  21. Jay says:

    Just returned from this spring and couldn’t be happier!

    Tim’s directions were perfect. It’s quite small and has a slow and steady flow but water is crystal clear and delicious.

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