Lake Bolac is located on Glenelg Highway/Ararat- Mortlake Road, 50 kilometres south of Ararat, 100 kilometres west of Ballarat and is within easy driving distance to the Grampians National Park and The Great Ocean Road. An important service centre for the surrounding farms, the township is also an attraction in its own right.
The freshwater lake is 27 kilometres around the foreshore and covers 1460 hectares. When full, Lake Bolac is about 6 to 7 feet deep and is a popular boating, fishing and sailing area.
The nearby Narrapumelap Historic Homestead and Gardens are considered one of rural Victoria’s finest examples of French Gothic Revival. Open to the public Melbourne Cup and Easter weekends and at other times by appointment.
The Information Centre houses a display of fascinating historic photos and memorabilia. Also a great stop off for the family with a playground, internet facilities, Bendigo Bank branch and Medicare outlet.