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After many years of drought, the Wimmera Mallee is delighted to have water back to some of it's lakes, creeks, weirs and swamps.  The amount of water at these places is, as always, dependant on the time of year and the rainfall.


 
       
Newlands Lake 

Federation Corner is the start of the easy all weather walking track linking the township of Apsley to the picturesque Newland's Lake. Meandering through 258 hectares of natural unspoilt bushland, the 5 km walk (or a shorter version if you choose) takes you into amazing stands of stringbarks, banksias and rare orchids of the Newland's Lake Reserve. 

         
Location

Apsley


 
       
Yarriambiack Creek

The scenic Yarriambiack Creek that flows through Beulah is a relaxing retreat and has walking tracks and picnic and camping areas stretching along its serene banks. 

     
Location

Beulah

         
Tchum Lake 

On the Birchip Wycheproof Road 8 kilometres east of Birchip lies the Tchum Lake system.  The main lake holds approximately 900 megalitres of water and is a popular holiday spot for campers and water skiers.  Enjoy swimming, boating, windsurfing, fishing, water skiing, walking tracks, bbq's and camping. 

     
Location

Birchip

         
Yarriambiack Creek 

The Yarriambiack Creek at Brim will bring you back to nature and is an ideal spot for skiing, swimming and fishing. 

     
Location

Brim

         
Wooroonook Lakes 

The Yarriambiack Creek at Brim will bring you back to nature and is an ideal spot for skiing, swimming and fishing. 

     
Location

Charlton

 
 
 
 
 
Charlton Weir 

The Charlton Weir located 1 km to the north of the town provides water in the river for fishing, canoeing or just a relaxing walk along the banks of the River. The River frontage through Charlton Park is a natural wonderland of serenity and beauty, its river red gum and native bird life are probably Charlton's best kept secret. 

     
Location

Charlton

 
 
 
 
 
Pink Lake 

A few kilometers west of town, next to the Western Highway, is Pink Lake. You can view the lake from the rest-stop beside the highway or walk down the path to the edge of the lake.  Yes, it is Pink!  The intensity of the pink varies with the amount of water in the lake. When the lake is drier more light is reflected from the white crystallized salt reducing the impact of the pink. 

     
Location

Dimboola

 
 
 
 
 
Lake Buloke

Lake Buloke has an area of 11,000 hectares and is great for duck shooting, fishing and bird watching when it has water. Especially recommended in Springtime, see the regeneration of native trees and grasses and huge nests of Wedge-Tailed Eagles.

     
Location

Donald

 
 
 
 
 
Lake Wallace 

Lake Wallace has been known for great fishing from bank or boat and is stocked with Redfin and Trout. 

     
Location

Edenhope 

 
 
 
 
 
Black Swamp 

The Back Swamp, diagonally opposite the Old Court House, habitat of abundant bird life which can be viewed from the birdhide and birdwalk 5km relaxing walk. 

     
Location

Edenhope 

 
 
 
 
 
Lake Charlegrark 

Enjoy the nearby wetlands Lake Charlegrark, a favourite with water sports enthusiasts and famous for its record size Murray Cod.

     
Location 

Goroke 

 
 
 
 
 
Big Booroopki 

Big Booroopki, when it is holding water, it is excellent for fishing and yabbying. 

     
Location 

Goroke

 
 
 
 
 
 Lake Currong

Lake Corrong is filled from the Yarriambiack Creek and is 1 of only 5 waterways that flow inland in Victoria.  Powered and non powered boating is permitted including sail boats although infrastructure and access is limited when the Lake is at it's capacity.  The lake is a must for wildlife and bird watching, fishing and yabbying. 

     
Location 

Hopetoun 

 
 
 
 
 
 Lake Lascelles

Lake Lascelles is located on the edge of town and filled by the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline. This lake has been redeveloped and beautified over the past 3 decades and is now a popular venue for water sports and fishing. Sometimes dry, but when full provides a haven for a variety of water birds, and is a favourite fishing and yabbying spot.

     
Location 

Hopetoun 

 
 
 
 
 
Lake Hindmarsh 

Here the Wimmera River meets Lake Hindmarsh with 13kms of graveled walking track meandering along the banks of the Wimmera River and looping around town. 

     
Location 

Jeparit 

 
 
 
 
 
Lake Albacutya 

Lake Albacutya adjoins Wyperfeld National Park, and only fills with overspill from Lake Hindmarsh.  Access is via the sealed road from Yaapeet (14km) to the main camping area.  Some tracks are 4WD only. 

     
Location 

Lake Albacutya 

 
 
 
 
 
Outlet Creek (via Lake Albacutya) 

Outlet Creek and the sand dunes north of the lake can be explored on short day walks or longer overnight expeditions.  The park is popular for four wheel driving, trail bikes, bush walking and family camping. 

     
Location

Outlet Creek 

 
 
 
 
 
Lake Marma 

Lake Marma and Rabl Park, situated within the township, can only be described as a tranquil oasis with its abundant birdlife and magnificent treed surrounds. A 2km walking track around the lake provides many varied scenes and the Marma Lake Reserve is an ideal picnic spot with large lawn areas, electric BBQ's and children's playground. 

     
Location 

Murtoa 

 
 
 
 
 
Lake Nhill and Nhill Swamp

Nhill Lake, adjacent to the town, was originally part of Nhill Swamp. When full there is boating, a boardwalk and plenty of birdlife. 

     
Location 

Nhill 

 
 
 
 
 
The Wirrengren Plain 

The Wirrengren Plain is the last link in a chain of dry creeks and lakes that in times of severe flooding, receive the runoff from the Wimmera River system after it has filled Lake Hindmarsh and Lake Albacutya - very rare but spectacular events. 

     
Location 

Patchewollock 

 
 
 
 
 
Jack Emmett Billabong 

Jack Emmett Billabong and Rupanyup Memorial Park are recent additions to the attractions of the town with an artificial lake, surrounded by native trees and shrubs that have been constructed next to the highway at the northern end of town by the local Lions Club. 

     
Location 

Rupanyup 

 
 
 
 
 
Green Lake 

Green Lake is a small lake with sandy beaches, powered camping sites, showers and lots of picnic/barbecue areas, bush walks, gum trees and shade.  The lake, which was dry for several years, has had water for the last couple of years and is suitable for swimming and limited boating.

     
Location 

Sea Lake 

 
 
 
 
 
Lake Tyrrell 

Lake Tyrrell is a unique salt lake located 7kms north of Sea Lake. The Lake environment  is host to Mallee reptiles, kangaroos, emus, white-faced chats, and an inland gullery. 

     
Location 

Sea Lake 

 
 
 
 
 
Yarriambiack Creek 

The Yarriambiack Creek provides a haven for numerous water birds and the majestic gums that line its banks attract many varieties of native birds and animals to share this unique environment.

     
Location 

Warracknabeal 


 

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