Hard to beat Lake Burrumbeet

What a gorgeous place to choose for my first camping trip of the year!

Lake Burrumbeet

I’d been delaying a camping trip because of the Omicron outbreak. And I’m not too keen on school-holiday-crowded campgrounds. But I couldn’t let the month pass without getting out there in nature.

While there were quite a few campers at the lake, there was so much space – 2 to 3 km of lakeside spots – that no one was on top of anyone else. I’m sure it would have been much busier had I visited on a weekend.

The lake was much prettier and larger than I’d expected. I had a huge grassy area all to myself (and Mala, of course). Lots of beautiful gum trees ringed the lake. And it was possible to walk several kilometres along a track around the lake beyond the campground. The best part of this camp was watching the moon rise each night, and seeing the reflection of light gliding across the surface of the lake.

Gorgeous gums at Lake Burrumbeet

Lake Burrumbeet is a free campsite managed by the Department of Land, Water, Environment and Planning. It has new drop toilets, but no showers or water.

More info