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Lake Bolac

Lake Bolac is a town located on the Glenelg Highway/Ararat- Mortlake Road, 35 minutes south of Ararat and is within easy driving distance to the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and the Great Ocean Road. An important 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 spot.

Local Tips:

  • The nearby Narrapumelap Historic Homestead is considered one of Victoria’s finest examples of French Gothic Revival architecture. The house and its enchanting gardens are open to the public on the Melbourne Cup and Easter weekends, as well as at other times by appointment.
  • Every Autumn, the Lake Bolac Eel Festival takes over the town. This award-winning festival includes prominent Australian performing artists, art, culture and a craft & food market on the lake foreshore.
  • Lake Bolac is also a part of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains region.