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Colbrook Reservoir

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Access via a dirt track off Binks Road, Colbrook VIC 3342

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One of the most beautiful lakes in the Victorian Goldfields, Colbrook Reservoir is an amazing place for bushwalking, swimming, bush camping, and photography. Featuring a stunning dam wall complete with seasonal waterfall, this place is a must-see when exploring the beauty of the Wombat State Forest. 

There are a couple of great clearings for camping, swimming and fishing around the reservoir over on the opposite side to the dam wall. Please note that there are no facilities here, visitors must be self-sufficient and take all their rubbish with them when they leave.

A narrow walking track travels around the reservoir, connecting the dam wall with the camping areas and offering gorgeous views over the water.

How do you get to Colbrook Reservoir?

Colbrook Reservoir is accessed by rough, uneven dirt tracks, which will be muddy in wet weather. The tracks to Colbrook Reservoir are off Binks Road, and are not signed. Visitors will need to use a GPS or Google Maps to navigate to the reservoir. 

Here is the location of Colbrook Reservoir on Google Maps, you will be able to use Google's 'get directions' feature to find Colbrook Reservoir.

The reservoir is best accessed by four wheel drives or walkers. 

Safety notice

Please note that there is a very big drop at the dam wall, access to the wall itself is prohibited. Please observe all signage and supervise children at all times when visiting the dam side of the reservoir. 


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  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • Camping is a great way to explore the Victorian Goldfields. Many campgrounds are located close to interesting attractions and historic sites, and the Goldfields region is certainly not lacking in fascinating things to discover. 
  • 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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