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Rodborough School Island

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Off Bucknall Church Road, Majorca VIC 3465.

Instead of turning in to the Bucknall Church property (private land, do not enter), follow the road along the water until you see the island branch off to the left.

Features

  • Historic site
  • Views over Tullaroop Reservoir
  • Fishing
  • Bushwalking
  • Birdwatching
This island at the edge of the Tullaroop Reservoir, Majorca, is the site of the former Rodborough School no. 1765. The school was built in 1876 and was only used for eighteen years. A sign at the centre of the island states: "School 1765 Rodborough, 1876 - 1894".

This secluded spot offers beautiful views over Tullaroop Reservoir, and from the southern side of the island you can see the gorgeous Bucknall Church standing among the trees across the water. This island is a great, quiet spot for fishing, birdwatching or bushwalking. Swimming and camping are Not permitted at Tullaroop Reservoir.

According to the Goulburn-Murray Water website: ">Tullaroop Reservoir was built between 1958 and 1959. The construction involved substantial excavation, including the removal of 300,000 cubic yards of material from the bed of Tullaroop Creek". 

The site of the Rodborough school escaped excavation and was preserved on this island.

The island is accessible by 4wd vehicles (and 2wd in dry conditions) when the water is low. When the reservoir is particularly full the access road can often be underwater. The road in is fairly uneven and one spot is likely to be quite muddy. A four wheel drive vehicle is recommended, but a two wheel drive vehicle may make it through in dry conditions. If the reservoir is full and the road across to the island is underwater, do not attempt to drive through.

While you're out at Tullaroop Reservoir it's worth dropping in to the Tullaroop Reservoir Picnic Grounds. There's also a great bank for fishing back along the road in to the island, here.



DID YOU KNOW...

  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
 

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