Lake Eildon, VIC: Destination Guide

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While the banks of the serene Lake Eildon offering travellers a spot to relax, adrenaline junkies are guaranteed to get their fix once they hit the water.

Read on to discover the best things to see and do in Lake Eildon or find and book accommodation in Lake Eildon today.

About Lake Eildon

Lake Eildon is one of the largest artificial lakes in Victoria, with over 500 kilometres of coastline. The lake was constructed between 1951 and 1955 for irrigation and electricity generation, but soon after began to resliase its potential as a great recreational destination. Nestled amongst Victoria's high country on the Goulburn River, Lake Eildon, and the town of Eildon, is a fantastic spot in which to escape the bustle of the city and relax waterside.

Things to do in Lake Eildon

Being what it is, Lake Eildon is awash with water sports. Boating, fishing, swimming, water name it, you can probably have a go at it here. Being surrounded by Victoria's high country, there are so many wineries, cafes and fine dining restaurants right on your doorstep to explore, as well as berry farms, cheeseries and olive farms.Lake Eildon is really a place to indulge, so set yourself up in a houseboat and soak up the serenity.

Attractions in Lake Eildon

Eildon Trout Farm

Located between the towns of Eildon and Thornton, the Eildon Trout Farm offers five ponds of different challenge levels and sized fish, providing something for beginners through to experienced fly fishers. Entry is just $2.50 per person, with kids under five free, with visitors able to either hire gear, or bring their own.

Lake Eildon National Park

Surrounding Lake Eildon is the Lake Eildon National Park. Visitors can enjoy bushwalking or mountain bike riding through rugged hills, open woodlands and dense forest, with many opportunities to spy local native wildlife. Be sure to pack a picnic and enjoy a leisurely lunch in picturesque surrounds.

Getting to Lake Eildon

Located in Victoria's east, Lake Eildon is about 158km from Melbourne.

By car

From Melbourne, Lake Eildon is about a two and a half hour drive via the Maroondah Highway.

Where to stay in Lake Eildon

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