The Eildon Township is set in a most picturesque valley overlooking the Eildon Pondage Lakes with views of forested mountain ranges dominated by Mt Torbreck, amongst the State Forest and Lake Eildon National Park.
From the Eildon Township it is a walk or short drive to Lake Eildon where you can drive over the Dam Wall with Lookouts at the Eildon Dam Spillway. Here you will be able to view many kangaroos grazing on the grassed areas below the Dam Wall. You will also take in views of the Eildon Hydro-Electric Power Station and the Houseboat Factories.
Close by to the Eildon Township is the Lake Eildon Marina, the Eildon Boat Club and Jerusalem Creek Marina where you can gain access to Lake Eildon via Launching Ramps, view Houseboats and enjoy refreshments at their Cafes/Restaurants. The Eildon Boat Club is only for Members and their Guests.
The beauty of Lake Eildon is renowned and a most popular Lookout to take this in is Fogg’s Lookout at Mt Pinninger (access via Jerusalem Creek Road).
Further spots of interest include Snobs Creek Waterfall and Morris Lookout.
The Eildon Pondage Lakes are most pleasant to walk around but are most popular for fishing, especially for families. The Victorian Fisheries Authority regularly stock the Pondage Lakes with the much sought after Rainbow and Brown Trout from the nearby Snobs Creek Fish Hatchery.
The Snobs Creek Fish Hatchery is only open to the Public for special events. However, the Eildon Trout Farm on the Eildon-Thornton Back Road will welcome you.
The Eildon Lions Park is located on the shores of the Eildon Pondage Lake with Rotunda and Electric BBQs, Children’s Playground, Pier for Disabled Fishing Access and Public Toilets.
The Eildon Township is serviced by a Shopping Centre which features Supermarket (open 7 days), Bakery, Hardware store, Restaurant/Cafes/Takeaway stores, Post Office, Hairdresser, Dress Shop, Auto Spares & Bait & Tackle Shop. The Eildon Opp Shop is also popular. The Eildon Service Station & RACV Service are open 7 days a week (not night times). The local hotel, the Golden Trout Hotel-Motel is a short walk from here and enjoys views of the Pondage Lakes.
A statue of the eternal Fisherman welcomes you to the Shopping Centre; you are welcome to have your photo taken with him.
The Cenotaph is Eildon’s War Memorial and is located in Utah Place opposite the Shopping Centre.
The Eildon Visitor Information Centre, staffed by Volunteers, and the Eildon Dam Museum are located in the Tom Marr Reserve opposite the Eildon Shopping Centre. The Eildon Dam Museum is well worth a visit (check for opening hours).
A visit to the VIC will provide information on accommodation at the nearby Motels, Caravan Parks, Holiday Home Rentals, B&Bs and Camping Grounds. Horse Riding is a popular way of experiencing this wonderful environment. Ask the VIC for details. They also supply local Maps.
The Eildon Township is a gateway to Lake Eildon.
Lake Eildon is Victoria’s most popular Inland Waterway for Recreational Boating Activities.
Lake Eildon has 515km of Shoreline and stores at full capacity as much water as 6 Sydney Harbours.
You can take pleasant scenic drives to visit the towns around Lake Eildon like Jamieson, Howqua, Goughs Bay, Mansfield and Bonnie Doon. There are many great views of the Lake along these drives.
Lake Eildon National Park abuts a large percentage of the Lake providing habitat for wildlife including kangaroos, wombats and bird life. Frazer Camping Grounds are most popular for sightseeing, bush walks and access to Lake Eildon.
Lake Eildon is the only waterway in Victoria where houseboats are permitted. Houseboats range in shape, size and price, from providing a Caravanning experience on water to the latest Houseboats, being holiday homes on the water. There is a hire houseboat fleet located at Lake Eildon Marina where you can rent a houseboat to experience a great holiday in this special environment.
Lake Eildon is most popular with the recreational fisher-person, who chase the Rainbow & Brown Trout, and Redfin all year round. Over recent years the Lake has been seeded with Murray Cod and Golden Perch (Yellowbelly) by the Victorian Fisheries Authority. These Native Fish are proving to be most popular and have added to the attraction.
Water sports, Skiing, Wakeboarding, Kayaking and Canoeing are all most popular on this relatively safe waterway.
Lake Eildon is a relatively safe waterway WITHOUT any sharks, crocodiles, or jellyfish stingers.
To stay up-to-date with local information and music you can tune into the local Radio Station UGFM on 106.9FM. They are also the local Emergency Broadcaster who will broadcast any Emergency Information as well as Weather Reports on the hour.
Lake Eildon is very much a great recreational space for families to enjoy together, at all times of the year.
Lake Eildon is a magical place; the serenity; the camp fires; the bush walks; the water sports; the brilliant sunsets; the chandelier of stars at night; simply magnificent.
Something for everyone.
We welcome you.