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Lake Bellfield

Lake Bellfield

Lake Bellfield, located in the south of the Grampians, is a popular tourist spot, known for its stunning panoramas and many adventurous and fun-filled activities. The lake is a great venue swimmers and welcomes picnickers to enjoy a peaceful setting near a lake, woods and the mountain ranges.

Bring your fishing rods to enjoy fishing at Lake Bellfield. The lake houses an excellent array of fish species, including redfin and river black-fish. Set on a gorgeous landscape of the Grampians Ranges, Lake Bellfield boasts cool and fresh water, perfect for swimming and canoeing.

Lake Bellfield, Grampians Vic – Caravan Park Accommodation

Families coming here for picnicking and sightseeing can enjoy some water activities at the pristine waters of Lake Bellfield.

Set among the verdant grasslands of the Grampians, the Lake Bellfield welcomes visitors to a serene oasis. Family friendly activities also include bird watching and picnicking at the lake shore area. Toilets are located at the viewing area and a a private caravan park is located adjacent to the dam wall. Powerboats are not permitted on the lake.

Nearby attractions include the Grampians National Park and the historic attractions within the township of Halls Gap. Adventure lovers will certainly find overnight hiking activity at the lakeside a lot of fun. With an experienced guide, you will enjoy exploring the extraordinary landscape after the sun sets.

During winter and spring, the lake hosts a number of community and local festivals. Wild flower shows in the spring are some of the most popular festivals that the area boasts. Also, the region hosts many recreational events to promote the diverse nature, environment and wildlife that the area has to offer.

Address
Grampians Rd
Bellfield, VIC

Operating Hours
24 hrs

Phone
1300 659 961

Ticket Prices / Admission
Free

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  • I’m currently considering organising a private group swim in Lake Bellfield. We are all experienced open water swimmers, and would have the support of a couple of kayakers as well. I’m looking at around 10-15 swimmers covering 5-10 km. I will be doing a site visit prior to confirming anything, but answers to a few question would be really helpful.
    – Is the lake deep enough to be swimming away from the shores without the danger of encountering logs,branches, etc?
    – what is the approximate water temperature in April/May?
    – would the Parks authority require me to inform them of arrangements, or need me to apply for some form of permission?
    Cheers, and thanks in advance. Pip

    • Hi Pip,

      I am unable to find the answers to your questions. The only information I could find was as follows: “Natural disasters in past years, such as the Mt Lubra fires in 2006 and the floods of January 2011 have badly affected the water quality of Lake Bellfield. We have recorded record levels of turbidity and water colour in recent times.”

      I suggest you contact GWM Water who is the body that manages the lake. You can email them here: info@gmwater.org.au.

      Kind regards,
      Jess

  • In regards to LAKE BELLFIELD.
    * Is this a camping site as well as a picnic area?
    * Can we camp in caravans overnight?
    * Are there toilets ?
    * Are there showers?
    * Is there power?
    * Is there a fee for staying and camping overnight? We are thinking of staying from Saturday 29th October for three or four nights.
    * Do you need a licence to fish in the lake?
    * Please let me know as soon as you can.

    thank you very much.
    Sandy

    • Hi Sandy,

      There is a camping site and picnic area on the northern side of the lake. There is also another picnic ground located on the west side of the lake.

      If you intend to stay in your caravan, then head to Lakeside Tourist Park. There is power and running water, as well as toilets, showers, BBQ’s, kitchen and laundry. Powered sites start from $33 in off peak times.

      If you want to make a booking at Lakeside, then contact them directly on: Phone: 03 5356 4281 or E-mail : bookings@hallsgaplakeside.com..

      Regards,
      Jess

  • Hello there, I am contemplating a 50th birthday bbq picnic in the Grampians mid October for approx. fifty people. I’m looking for a reasonably easily accessible (from Halls Gap) site and therefore am wondering the following. Where are my best options? Are there picnic areas with bbq facilities? If not, are portable bbq’s allowed? Is there anything else I need to know? Thank you very much for your help. I’ll look forward to hearing from you. Best. Sue

    • Hi Susan, thanks for reaching out to us, hopefully I can help.

      There are so many beautiful spots in the Grampians, but I would definitely recommend taking a day trip out there to view the locations for yourself before making a final decision.

      For starters, I have attached the park note for the Grampians National Park which will give you some detail on locations and picnic spots.

      I would recommend Zumsteins – It is a large open location that would easily accommodate 50 people. With picnic shelters and BBQ’s and its location next to the MacKenzie River, this is a popular spot. You will find plenty of birdlife as well as kangaroos and wallabies. Importantly, there is access to toilets and water. This location is accessible with compacted gravel paths and a timber boardwalk is located along the river which is suitable for wheelchairs.

      I suggest you email Parks Victoria or call on 131 963 to check with them any regulations regarding booking the BBQ facilities or congregating a large group, as being in a National Park, sometimes there are regulations that are not obvious to the casual visitor (eg: No dogs allowed and no feeding birds or kangaroos are some that I am aware of). Also, I doubt you would be permitted to bring your own BBQ into the National Park given how fire conscious they are, so best check with them.

      I hope this puts you on the right track for organising your celebration!

      If you are looking for accommodation in Halls Gap, click the link here for the full range of options available. There are heaps of private cabins and villas which are perfect for a country getaway.

      Best regards,
      Jess

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