Now's the time to cast a line, hitch a ride on the back of a boat, or float along in the comforts of a houseboat around Eildon, where water means life. After a decade of drought the rain finally fell in 2011 and the waters of Lake Eildon have risen to full capacity again.
Life on the water
Use the small, welcoming village of Eildon as a base for enjoying a wide range of recreational activities around Lake Eildon, with its 500 kilometres of shoreline, sheltered bays and safe swimming areas.
Try your hand at exhilarating water sports, like waterskiing, kayaking and wakeboarding, as well as the more leisurely pastimes of fishing and houseboating.
Thrills in the great outdoors
Bushwalk, camp and picnic in Lake Eildon National Park, which surrounds the lake's shore. Witness stunning panoramas over the lake and keep your eye out for native wildlife.
Head into the nearby forests and mountains, perfect for four-wheel-driving and mountain biking, while the rushing rivers offer the thrills of canoeing, white water rafting, and some of the state's best trout fishing.
Learn about the importance of Eildon Dam, established in the 1950s to deliver life-sustaining irrigation waters to a large area of northern Victoria.
Things to do
Make your way across the High Country on a mountain bike and conquer the notorious 'Dirty Dozen' collection of the best local mountain bike trails.
Walk, run or ride on bush trails in the High Country surrounded by soaring panoramas, quirky local wildlife and crystal clear waters.
Try your hand at catching super-sized trout on a fishing tour of the great rivers, mountain streams and alpine lakes in the High Country.