Lake Bolac is located on the 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 1,460 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. The Homestead is open to the public on Melbourne Cup and Easter weekends and at other times by appointment.
The Information Centre houses a display of fascinating historic photos and memorabilia. The town is also a great stop off for the family with a playground, internet facilities, Bendigo Bank branch and Medicare outlet.