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.
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'.
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.
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