Lake Burrumbeet

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Just 20 kilometers west of Ballarat lies a lake and nature reserve that’s perfect for summer fun.

The lake is large, over 20 miles in circumference. It’s a place for boating, water sports, family fun, camping fishing or perhaps just quiet reflection.

Natural beauty abounds and the reserve features grassy parkland, meadows and woodlands with the lake as a picturesque backdrop.

Black-winged Stilts and Ducks

If the water level permits, water skiing and bush camping are on the cards for adventurer and you’re quite likely to land a carp fishing from a boat, canoe or from the shore. The lake contains Rainbow and Brown Trout, Redfin Perch, Roach, European Carp (declared a noxious species) and a number of native fish species.

Peregrine Falcon

Hunting for game birds is permitted during the annual duck season and for pest animals throughout the year although it is not permitted in recreation nodes and near boat ramps and buildings.

For a more relaxing experience dog walking, picnicking birdwatching, kayaking and rambling provide a chance to escape and surround yourself in a tranquil landscape.

The caravan park is quiet and out of the way, be advised that you need to bring your own water. It’s located on the north eastern side of the lake and offers powered sites and camping sites as well as boat access via the boat ramp.

The Cargnham Road side has a lovely sheltered beach for swimming and free camping.

 

Images by Flickr user Ed Dunens, licensed under CC BY 2.0 

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