Donovans is a small town located on the banks of the Glenelg River, adjoining the Victorian border. Situated approximately 32 kilometres from the centre of Mount Gambier.
The area on the eastern side of the town has been declared protected land and is known as the Lower Glenelg River Conservation Park. Donovans is known for fishing, river cruising and water skiing.
You will find sheds and shacks line the river bank, most are used as holiday houses by locals.
Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park is approximately 862 hectares and is best known for its incredible cave diving and snorkelling, which is due to its fantastic visibility. The main underwater attractions for cave divers includes; The First Pond – a 10 metre deep open depression, The Chasm is a sinkhole over 100 metres deep and lastly The Cathedral which is an enclosed area made from limestone formations and is 35 metres deep. Marine life that can be seen include native plants and seaweed, eels, shrimp and freshwater fish.
Main services for the town, are sourced from a short drive to Mount Gambier.