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Tarnagulla Reservoir

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Reservoir Track, Tarnagulla VIC 3551

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The Tarnagulla Reservoir is a small water catchment located on the edge of the Waanyarra Nature Conservation Reserve behind the Tarnagulla Camping Ground. This is a nice peaceful spot, great for swimming, bushwalking and birdwatching.

Swimming at Tarnagulla Reservoir

This is a nice little spot for swimming, depending on water levels of the reservoir. There are plenty of clear spots around the shore to set up camp chairs or picnic blankets and enjoy an afternoon relaxing by the water.

Bushwalking at Tarnagulla Reservoir

There are lots of dirt roads throughout the surrounding bushland which make great walking tracks.

You can also take a scenic short walk around the reservoir itself. There are no formal walking tracks though, so watch out for uneven ground and trip hazards. 

More to explore nearby


  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • There are heaps of fantastic swimming spots throughout the Victorian Goldfields, including the Loddon River, Cairn Curran Reservoir, Laanecoorie, Turpins Falls, and many more!
  • Gold prospecting is the recreational act of searching for natural gold deposits in the ground using tools such as gold detectors, gold pans and gold sluices. The Goldfields region of Victoria is a popular destination for gold prospectors, with many of the world's largest alluvial gold nuggets found in the area!


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Brett Delbridge
Great little swimming spot. Get for young kids. Spent a few days at the reception park and swam every day. Recommended.