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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.

Life-giving waters

Learn about the importance of Eildon Dam, established in the 1950s to deliver life-sustaining irrigation waters to a large area of northern Victoria.

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Things to do


National parks & reserves

Lake Eildon National Park

Head to this hot spot for water sports enthusiasts. Enjoy swimming, canoeing, water skiing and sailing, and find plenty of spots to cast a line.

Outdoor activities


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.

Walking & hiking

Lake Eildon Walks

Walk through the bush and enjoy views of Mt Buller, the lake and the local wildlife, including grey kangaroos, wallabies and wedge-tailed eagles.


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Nature & wildlife

National parks and reserves

Experience for yourself the forests, wildflowers, high country plains and rocky escarpments of the famous Alpine National Park and Mount Buffalo.


Mountain biking

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.

Outdoor activities

Water sports

Get a unique perspective and see the best of the High Country on a white-water holiday. Explore waterways and wild ravines by canoe, kayak or raft.

Nature & wildlife

Wildlife and zoos

Visit one of the many wildlife sanctuaries in the region or explore one of the national parks to see bird life, kangaroos and much more.