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Lake Burrumbeet Nature Walk

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Behind the Lake Burrumbeet Caravan Park off Cassidys Road, Burrumbeet VIC 3352

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  • Walking track
  • Lots of wildlife
The Lake Burrumbeet Nature Walk is a short, scenic track which travels alongside the shore of Lake Burrumbeet, providing plenty of opportunity to spot the abundant local wildlife. 

Make your way along the rocky slope through the rich lake-side ecosystem, and keep an eye out for the many varieties of water birds, including the gorgeous resident pelicans!

The walking track begins alongside the gravel parking area behind the Lake Burrumbeet Caravan Park. 

The beginning of the trail is marked by a sign which displays the following text:

Lake Burrumbeet Walking Track
Presented by 
Office of Correction
Lake Burrumbeet Caravan Park
Burrumbeet Advisory Committee

The walking track is narrow and uneven, unsuitable for prams and wheelchairs. Be wary of snakes during the warmer months.

This area forms park of Lake Burrumbeet Park, which also features a boat ramp and grassy picnic area.


Before the 19th century European settlement of the area, Lake Burrumbeet was frequented by the Burrumbeet balug clan of the Wada wurrung people. 

The name "Burrumbeet" is derived from the aboriginal word burrumbidj which means "muddy or dirty water". 

There are many aboriginal camp sites around the lake, and artifacts and tools have been discovered on the northern shore. 

The area was settled in the late 1830s by the Learmonth brothers, who took up the Ercildoun squatting run north of Lake Burrumbeet. 

Lake Burrumbeet was also the scene of a tragic accident when a Ballarat Aero Club Cessna crashed into the lake in 1965. 

The plane was carrying a pilot and three passengers. Two were killed when the plane crashed one and a half kilometres from the shore. 


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


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