Lake Eildon is Victorias largest inland lake, offering over 500 kilometres of
shoreline, that include sheltered bays and safe swimming beaches. With a
capacity of 2,290,000 megalitres, Lake Eildon holds up to six times the amount
of water of Sydney Harbour and is popular spot for those seeking houseboat
lake and waterways is an irresistible magnet, offering a huge range of aquatic
activities that include canoeing, kayaking, sail boarding, water skiing and a
range of other water sports. For the keen fishermen the lake and rivers are an
anglers paradise - with the Acheron, Big, Howqua, Goulburn, and Rubicon rivers
providing habitat for an abundance of both brown and rainbow trout, Murray Cod,
and Golden Perch.
If all this is too much activity, you could always book yourself a houseboat
and while away the time, reading, watching the sky change from a glorious day
into a starlit night sky.
Of course if you want a break from the aquatic activities, there is plenty the
natural flora and fauna to be discovered on your bush walks along the many
walking trails available in the Lake Eildon National Park.
The park protects
some 27,750 ha of rugged hills with open woodlands through to dense forest. This
scenic region offers the opportunity to experience an array of wildlife, natural
and historic features and as well a wide range of approved park recreational
activities, including boating, and camping. There are even areas suitable for
mountain bikes, trail bike, and four wheel driving. Check the
Parks Victoria website for
any Change of Conditions.
If you are camping, you can even book online through Parks Victoria.
Lake Eildon region offers plenty of other things to do that take in the
quality food and wines of the region, cafes and restaurants, museums, local arts
There are a number of small townships and villages, including the gateway
town of Eildon, the historic
charm of Alexandra and
Thornton. On the north-east side of the waterway is Mansfield
the gateway to
Victorias High Country. Some of the townships around the shores of Lake
Eildon include Bonnie Doon, Goughs Bay
all offering boating facilities.
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Lakes Eildon accommodation
and Eildon accommodation. For additional attraction, tours and other information
visit the local tourism centre. Water levels vary significantly throughout the
year, so those planning a holiday on the water should contact the local visitor
information centre to find out the current water levels.