Lake Bolac is located within easy driving distance to the Grampians National Park and the Great Ocean Road. An important service centre for the surrounding farms, the township is also an attraction in its own right.
During Autumn, Lake Bolac hosts the famous Lake Bolac Eel Festival. The festival fosters a relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples with Aboriginal cultural heritage and artistic content. Focusing on the Eels migration from the sea, the festival attracts visitors from near and far.
The freshwater lake is 27 kilometres around the foreshore and is a popular destination for fishing, sailing and boating. When full, the lake can reach depths of 6 to 7 feet.
Built in 1873, in French Gothic style, Narrapumelap Historic Homestead and Gardens is located 14km west of Lake Bolac. This significant example of Australian Neo French Gothic revival is open to the public with open days and private guided tours.
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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.