The great lakes of Buloke

Enjoy spending time with your family and friends at one of our beautiful lakes for a spot of fishing, swimming, and water skiing.

Lake Tyrrell

Lake Tyrrell

Victoria’s largest salt lake covering 20,860 hectares. Heading north on the Calder Highway, the viewing platform is well signposted on your right-hand side. The Lake environment is host to Mallee reptiles, kangaroos, emus, white-face chats, and an inland gullery. This ancient lake is dry most of the year although at times it may be covered by shallow water. Evaporation leaves a salt crust which is commercially extracted by the Cheetham Salt Works at the northern end of the lake. Over 100,000 tonnes of salt is extracted from the lake each year. The first recorded salt harvest from Lake Tyrrell was in 1896.

Head to Lake Wooroonook for nature walks, camping (tents and caravans), water sports (skiing anf swimming) and fishing.

Lake Wooroonook

Situated 14km west of Charlton or 30km northeast of Donald on the Borung Highway, the Wooroonook Lake system provides freshwater lakes surrounded by shady eucalypts.

Tchum Lake located just outside Birchip.

Tchum Lake

On the Birchip Wycheproof Road eight kilometres east of Birchip lies the Tchum Lake system. The main lake holds approximately 900 mega-litres of water and is a popular holiday spot for campers and water skiers.

Watchem Lake

A small lake located west of Watchem on the Warracknabeal road. The lake has camping facilities and is used for water sports. The small island in the centre breaks the waves created by speed boats and makes it a good lake for water skiing.

Green Lake

Green Lake is a small and very attractive lake in the middle of a wheat-belt area with sandy beaches, powered camping sites, showers and lots of picnic/barbecue areas, bush walks, gum trees and shade.

It is located 10km from Sea Lake along the road to Birchip and has powered sites and facilities for individuals or groups to meet or stay.

The lake is suitable for swimming and limited boating. Bushwalking can be enjoyed around the outskirts of the lake bed and in the adjacent reserve of Mallee and Pine-Buloke woodland.

Donald Caravan Park Lake

This small lake is ideal for fishing and, with the caravan park situated right on its shores, you can stay for as long as you like.