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Beaufort Lake

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Located behind Goldfields Recreation Reserve off Skipton Road, Beaufort VIC 3373

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  • Scenic lake
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Undercover barbecue
  • Picnic tables
  • Walking tracks
  • Rubbish bins
Beaufort Lake is a fantastic reservoir for swimming, boating, walking and picnics. Bring a barbecue lunch and take a scenic walk around Beaufort Lake, enjoying the informative Koori Art Trail along the way. 

The lake's boat ramp and main picnic area sits behind the Goldfields Recreation Area off Skipton Road. A free electric barbecue sits beneath a shelter, and a picnic table overlooks the water.

Picnics at Lake Beaufort

Pack a picnic or barbecue lunch and head for Beaufort Lake, where an undercover barbecue and lake-side picnic table make this a fantastic spot for a relaxing lunch by the water! 

Two barbecues are set in a single bench beneath the shelter, and the picnic table is located a short distance away by the lake shore. 

As there is only one picnic table here, it is a good idea to bring your own camp chairs and maybe even camp table, just in case. 

Walking tracks at Beaufort Lake

Walk options at Lake Beaufort include:
  • Boardwalk - 1927m
  • BMX Track - 2250m
  • Fitness Stations - 2875m
A beautifully presented sign at Beaufort Lake displays the following information on the Koori Art Trail:

Koori Art Trail

We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the Wadawurrung people.

The Koori Art Trail is located around Beafort Lake and is an initiative of HM Prison Langi Kal Kal on behalf of the Department of Justice and Regulation and is supported by the Pyrenees Shire Council. The artwork by indigenous prisoners is proved to the Beaufort community and visitors to celebrate the indigenous history of this country. 


  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • There are hundreds of fantastic barbecue areas throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Some are in parks/playgrounds, others are scattered throughout the bush. Many barbecue areas are located alongside amazing attractions and walks, so go out for a barbecue and get exploring!
  • There are heaps of fantastic swimming spots throughout the Victorian Goldfields, including the Loddon River, Cairn Curran Reservoir, Laanecoorie, Turpins Falls, and many more!


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