Lake Bullen Merri – South Beach

Lake Bullen Merri – South Beach

Find your own space on this crystal clear volcanic lake on the southern outskirts of Camperdown.

Lake Bullen Merri’s clover like shape is a legacy of its volcanic past; the lake was formed from the remains of three adjoining craters. Dark volcanic sands frame the beautiful waterway providing a wonderful venue for picnicking, walking, boating, fishing, water skiing and swimming. Visit on the weekends for a hive of local activity or take some time out midweek to listen to the lapping of waves on her ancient shores.

Access Information

  • Accessible parking at South Beach
  • Fully Accessible toilets located at South Beach Reserve
  • Accessible fishing platform for those wanting to cast a line
  • Dogs on leashes are permitted at South Beach at Lake Bullen Merri. To comply with local by-laws and ensure safety for visitors and residents, dogs must be on leads at all times and owners need to be carrying bags to clean up after them.


  • Location: Your pick of black volcanic sandy banks, jetty or boat fishing
  • Species: rainbow and brown trout, chinook and Atlantic salmon, Australian bass
  • Access: Good access for water craft, bank and jetty fishing

Accommodation Nearby

Things To Do Nearby

Element Bazaar


Vintage Gnotuk


Sunnyside Shop


The Courthouse Camperdown


Places To Eat & Drink

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