The Valley Lake
The Valley Lake
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Drive down into the Valley Lake area and enjoy the Conservation Park, with koalas and kangaroos. Children will love the Adventure Playground. Bring a picnic and discover Brownes Lake. This was the site of Mount Gambier's original botanic gardens and the area is picturesque all year round, but especially in Autumn. You'll find covered shelters and 16 free gas barbecues within well-kept picnic areas. The expanse of grassed areas caters for many family activities & water sports on the lake. You can also give disc golf a go at the Crater Lakes Disc Golf Course. The Conservation Park presents indigenous species of flora and fauna in an environment very similar to that which would have originally been found in the area. The area is serviced by a network of walking tracks, all of which lead to lookouts, providing excellent viewing and photographic opportunities as well as the chance to enjoy the local flora and fauna. Walks include: Blue Lake Circuit - 3.6 kilometres, time one hour, grade
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Nate R
3 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Brilliant area to relax, do some activities or just drive/ walk around. In the morning it is misty and very quiet.

The reflection of the trees on the lake look like something from an American movie when the trees are yellow.

Definitely go by and check it out, lots to explore here
Written 25 July 2023
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Stewarts Vacation
991 contributions
Mar. 2023
Nice spot for a picnic. There was plenty of parking. A picnic table. Grassed area overlooking the greenish grey lake. Valley Lake Conservation Park is nearby.
Written 24 April 2023
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790cherrylh
Melbourne, Australia83 contributions
Feb. 2023
The Valley Lake is very peaceful, has a fantastic playground for children, BBQ facilities and toilets. On a hot day we found it a cool retreat.
Written 20 February 2023
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Sharlsandco
Melbourne, Australia165 contributions
Nov. 2022
pretty lake and lots of green space for picnics or kids to run wild. Walking paths around, but the lake is more impressive from above than at the lake itself.
Written 29 November 2022
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OnwardTraveller
Southampton, UK1,121 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
So disappointed with this visit. Without any obvious notice the Council closed access for cars and said we could walk down, which we did (long way down, longer back up). The jobsworth security agent at the top of the drive was no help. Down at the lake the noise from a private event (racing cars) had scared off the wildlife, which was the main reason for visiting Mount Gambier.
Written 10 November 2022
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safamily21
Greater Adelaide, Australia22 contributions
Aug. 2022
This lake is very pretty to see but the walk around Valley Lake is one of the best walks in Mount Gambier. It is not a difficult walk but there are some uphill and downhill sections. The park of the walk up to the Tower is excellent. We love Valley Lake
Written 12 September 2022
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Michael C
Melbourne, Australia6,152 contributions
Jul. 2022
Pretty lake with good views from the access road. Great facilities for picnics and family gatherings.
Written 30 August 2022
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,762 contributions
Apr. 2022
The Valley Lake is a pretty lake but not as good as the Blue Lake. It is one of a number of craters and lakes in the area and worth a visit.
Written 1 May 2022
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Lynne M
Toronto, Canada315 contributions
Mar. 2022
You could take a picnic lunch and watch people play on the water. Shaded trees and it's relaxing. But other than that, not much else.
Written 29 March 2022
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DadandCab
Coffs Harbour, Australia1,177 contributions
Feb. 2022
Only a small number of footpaths are currently open because of recent bushfires. However, the walk around ‘leg of mutton’ lake is open and can be accessed by a number of carparks around the route. All access to the crater rim is currently closed.
Written 26 February 2022
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