Bellbridge foreshore walk

Bellbridge Boat Club, Lake Rd., Bellbridge Victoria 3691

Bellbridge foreshore walk

Bellbridge Boat Club, Lake Rd., Bellbridge Victoria 3691

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1 h 30 m
4.2 km
Easy

Take in the majestic Lake Hume and two of its iconic features. As you walk this attractive foreshore return trail admire historic Bethanga Bridge and view the Lake Hume dam gates across the water.

Bellbridge foreshore walk

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Summary

Take in the majestic Lake Hume and two of its iconic features. As you walk this attractive foreshore return trail admire historic Bethanga Bridge and view the Lake Hume dam gates across the water.

Description

A clear return track along the Lake Hume foreshore beckons, with pleasant parkland and water views to panoramic scenery that includes works of significant historic infrastructure such as Bethanga Bridge and the Lake Hume dam gates.

The small town of Bellbridge is situated on a pretty hillside above the waters of Lake Hume for good reason, to capitalise on the surrounding scenic vistas. To cap off this good fortune it also has its own lakeside walking track.

Starting with a loop around Bellbridge Boat Club and following the foreshore, the route makes the most of water views, groomed parklands and attractive plantations.

The track is firm underfoot with the first section upgraded to a broad compacted granitic sand. The end section starts at a sign recognising the local Rotary Club work on its construction. From here the track narrows a bit. It remains easy to follow, but the asphalt layer of 1997 is due for resurfacing.

This is a great spot for walking, swimming, fishing and boating. There are BBQ and picnic facilities, a playground, general store and clean public toilets.

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Points of Interest

1. Bethanga Bridge

The route starts as a loop around Bellbridge Boat Club from where you get a view of the remarkable Bethanga Bridge. Unfortunately there is no pedestrian access to the bridge itself.

2. A pretty foreshore

The plantings and amenity improvement works along the foreshore have paid dividends. The foreshore looks very inviting.

3. A broad and even path

The first section of the walk has had plenty of attention with the application of granitic sand making it smooth and firm.

4. Lake Hume dam wall quarry site

Heading south you come to a Murray Cod play sculpture. Directly across the water from where you are standing is the quarried hillside that provided rock for the Lake Hume dam wall.

5. Continue on the Rotary walking track

Rotary built this section in 1997. With time the path has worn and the asphalt is now broken up in places. However, it remains quite traversable. Renovation is anticipated.

6. Footbridge crossing

There is one small gully to cross made possible by a handy footbridge.

7. Lake Hume dam wall

An impressive sight from any angle, the Lake Hume dam wall looms across the water as a reminder of the grand engineering achievement it represents.

8. Bethanga Bridge, alternative view

On your return leg the Murray Cod play sculpture marks a new perspective on the full length of the Bethanga Bridge.


Features

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