Lake Nagambie Waterfront walk

Nagambie Visitor Centre 293 High St, Nagambie 3608

Lake Nagambie Waterfront walk

Nagambie Visitor Centre 293 High St, Nagambie 3608

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44 m
2.94 km
Very Easy

A pleasant loop from the High Street along the waterfront. Pass fishing and view points, BBQs and playgrounds, to a small beach. If interested, return through the new lakeside housing development.

Lake Nagambie Waterfront walk

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Summary

A pleasant loop from the High Street along the waterfront. Pass fishing and view points, BBQs and playgrounds, to a small beach. If interested, return through the new lakeside housing development.

Description

Lake Nagambie is a 170 hectare artificial lake created in 1891 by the damming of the Goulburn River at Goulburn Weir. This walk takes you as far as you can go on foot from the town centre along the waterfront, before terminating at a small beach with picnic shelter.

There is plenty of car parking along High Street. If you want a shorter walk you can park in car parks either at the end of Blayney Lane or behind Buckley Park.

Starting at the Nagambie Visitor Centre in High Street, head down to the waterfront boardwalk via the sealed path that passes a statue of local racehorse legend Black Caviar. You will most likely have a chance to chat with fisher peeps trying their luck at the water’s edge. Next connect with the sealed path to a bridge across the nearby inlet. Cross the bridge. Head around the front of the Rowing Club and Buckley Park. Past Buckley Park the track becomes granitic sand - quite traversable, but with some boggy patches when wet. Return through the new waterside housing development and Blayney Lane (or return the way you came).

The walk is well serviced for stopping en route to enjoy family friendly facilities. Along the way you will encounter great water views, playgrounds, bushy patches, large mown grassy areas, BBQ areas, picnic tables, potable water and clean public toilets.

There is always something happening on the water. The lake is a regional water sports hub catering for fishing, sailing, water skiing, swimming, and associated events including “Head of the River”.

Getting to Nagambie is easy. It is a great destination for a day trip and the region has much to offer for longer stays. There is a railway station and regional buses to and from Melbourne stop in town. It is only 90 minutes from Melbourne by car.

Get a paper map of the area at the start point, Nagambie Visitor Centre. There is plenty to see and do. Another nearby walk to complete your picture of the lake is Goulburn Gates walk.

Amenities
Car parking
BBQ
Fuel
Shops
Seating
Parkland
Waterway
Playgrounds
Picnic tables
Public toilets
Potable water
Walking tracks
Nearby wineries
Accommodation
Sports facilities
Swimming
Railway station
Directional signs
Information signs
Alternative routes

Cautions
Open water
Limbs may fall
Embankments
Surfaces vary
Snakes may be active
Beware of vehicle traffic
Be First Aid and SunSmart

Restrictions
No dogs allowed
No illegal fishing
Native flora and fauna are protected
Drivers and motor bike riders must use formed roads only, be licensed, be registered

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Points of Interest

1. Waterfront boardwalk

Popular for fishing and for a promenade.

2. Plenty of seating.

If you want to pause and enjoy the view across the water or just take a bit of a rest, there are plenty of vantage points, many with seating

3. View back across the water.

The lake is expansive and makes for broad water views.

4. Bridge entry.

Cross the inlet by this foot bridge. Approaching dawn and dusk platypus may sometimes be seen from the bridge.

5. Looking back to the bridge.

The trees arching over this small inlet create a tranquil picture. It is a great place to launch a kayak or canoe.

6. On the rocks.

Another good spot for looking back across the water to town or a spot of fishing.

7. Granitic sand path.

Beyond Buckley Park the path becomes granitic sand. As you can see, it gets a bit boggy in places when wet.

8. Beach and picnic shelter.

The last stop along the waterfront is a small park with small sandy beach and picnic shelter out front of the waterside housing development. A nice place for a bit of a snack and a paddle.

9. BBQ area and playground.

Buckley Park offers sheltered BBQ facilities, picnic tables and a playground. For a bit more variety, take the track past here to create the loop behind the inlet instead of crossing the bridge again.

10. Public toilet art.

The Buckley Park public toilets display a colourful mural.

11. Back to the waterfront.

Take Blayney Lane back along the gully to the inlet on the waterfront.

12. For those still feeling energetic.

There is a public exercise machine installed here.

13. Walk beside the inlet.

There is a track closer to the inlet starting here if you want a bit of a gradient after walking all these flat tracks. It reconnects you to the main waterfront walk beside the inlet.

14. Car parking alternatives.

You can access the walk from car parking in High St in town, here at Blayney Lane or on the opposite side of the inlet behind Buckley Park.

15. Blayney Reserve Playground

There are not many walks you get your choice of two playgrounds for the kids.


Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water available Drinking Water available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Historical Interest Historical Interest
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden