Lake Nillahcootie

Lake Nillahcootie

Lake Nillahcootie is only a few minutes down the road from the Holiday Park.

Created in 1967 as a water supply, the lake provides the opportunity for leisure and outdoor activities; boating, fishing, sailing and water skiing are just a few.

LOCATION
Lake Nillahcootie is situated on the Broken River in north-eastern Victoria, 36km south of Benalla. The name Nillahcootie is of Indian origin and reputedly means ‘Blue House'.

HISTORY
The storage was built in 1967 by the Rural Water Commission as part of a program to assure water supply in northern Victoria.

RECREATION & TOURISM
Lake Nillahcootie is a popular place for fishing, swimming and boating. It also has excellent picnic facilities and an attractive lawn area near the dam. Access to the Lake foreshore is restricted as most of the land is privately leased. Camping is not permitted around the foreshore of the lake. Picnic and boating areas are open to the public from 8.00am to sunset daily.

Boats can be launched from the main boat ramp.

 

FACILITES AVAILABLE

Large Grassed Area  Large
Grassed Area
BBQ's  BBQ's Toilets  Toilets Car Parking  Car
Parking
Boat Ramp  Boat
Ramp


Facts & Figures

  • NAME: Lake Nillahcootie
  • STREAM: Broken River
  • YEAR OF COMPLETION: 1967
  • CONSTRUCTION: Earth & Rockfill
  • FULL SUPPLY LEVEL : 264.5 m AHD
  • CAPACITY: 40,400 ML
  • AREA SUBMERGED: 530 ha
  • MAIN EMBANKMENT LENGTH: 791m
  • MAIN EMBANKMENT HEIGHT: 34m
  • HYDRO-ELECTRIC GENERATION: nil MW

Downloads

Lake Nillahcootie Boating & Facilities Map

Lake Nillahcootie Recreation Guide

Lake Nillahcootie Land & On-water Management Plan

 

Contact Details

Please feel free to call or email us with any questions or queries you may have.

3028 Midland Highway, Lima South
Victoria, Australia 3673

PHONE: 03 5768 2416    FAX: 03 5768 2406
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