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Moora Moora Reservoir

Moora Moora Reservoir

The Moora Moora Reservoir is a minor reservoir located on the upper reaches of River Glenelg catchments within the Grampians National Park.

The reservoir is the main source of water supply to the Wimmera Malle Pipeline’s Supply System 6.

Moora Moora Reservoir, Camping & Fishing, Victoria

The reservoir of Moora Moora covers an area of 280 hectares when full and is fed by two main creeks, Moora Moora Creek and Castle Creek. Moreover, a number of rivers also channel their waters towards this reservoir.

The reservoir is known by the locals as a bush camping area as well as a recreational area for fishing and boating. In addition, plenty of recreational activities are carried out at the lake, however, authorities only allow a speed limit of five knots when boating.

Tourists can also enjoy the calm and fresh waters of the reservoir through swimming. The reservoir also allows camping which, according to the authorities, should be carried out adjacent to the main embankment. Certain activities are not permitted on the reservoir such as jet skiing and water skiing.

The reservoir also serves as a spectacular site for bird watching and features multiple species of colourful birds.

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    • Hi John,

      Reading all of the information on the internet, I couldn’t find any references to the campgrounds being paid – which seems to be common for the campgrounds managed by GWM Water.

      As for campfires, I am leaning towards no – simply because of the fact the official page on Taylors Lake mentions that campfires are allowed in designated areas only, whilst the Moora Moora Reservoir page doesn’t mention anything regarding it.


    • Hi Mark,

      I have checked many websites and i couldn’t find anything that says that camping there is paid – so my assumption is it is free.

      First, reading the GWMWater website, all they mention is “Moora Moora is especially popular for bush camping, fishing and boating” and “Camping in designated areas only”

      Referring to the Grampians National Park Visitor Guide from Parks Victoria, they state “A camping fee applies to all campgrounds. Each site allows for up to six people and one vehicle. Bookings can be made by visiting http://www.parks.vic.gov.au or call into Brambuk in Halls Gap (03 5361 4000).”

      That heading was just above the list of campsites, but Moora Moora was not one of the campsites listed.

      It then goes on to say that for “Camping away from designated campgrounds – Dispersed camping is permitted in some areas of the park and not in the hatched areas of the map. It is important that you call into Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre for information on these small limited sites.
      Please follow the following guidelines and regulations:
      • Campfires are not permitted – fuel stoves only
      • Only camp in a natural clearing and avoid camping under trees
      • Take your rubbish home with you
      • Camp 20 metres from streams, 50 metres from a sealed road and 1 km from a campground”

      So my take on their information is that if you park outside of the main campsites, it will be free (i couldn’t even find the spot on the Parksvic booking system), but if you want to be 100% sure, give the visitor centre a call at (03) 5361 4000.


    • Hi Danny,

      What a strange question! Ambulance Victoria is not a free service, so unless you are a registered member, you will often have to reimburse the service for their cost. Perhaps you could ask Parks Victoria what their policy is on tree-related injuries!

      Best regards,

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