Lake Hindmarsh

Lake Hindmarsh

6.10.2010 - Posted by
Recently my partner and I went away for the weekend up to the Wimmera to take a look at Lake Hindmarsh. Lake Hindmarsh is Victoria's largest freshwater body stretching over more than 20 kilometres. The lake hasn’t been filled since 1996, but this year, for the second year in a row, water from the Wimmera River is flowing into the lake which is such good news for the local bird life and river red gums. We started at the southern end of the lake at Jeparit and walked out to the water’s edge. There was water as far as the eye could see – and quite muddy too! We then drove to the northern end at Rainbow but sadly the water hasn’t made it there as yet.

We stayed in Warracknabeal for two nights and spent some time exploring the Yarriambiack creek. The creek had overflowed its banks but the water was so calm and glassy that all the vegetation was beautifully reflected in the water. Certainly not the image of a dusty Wimmera town that I had imagined.

Waters edge at Lake Hindmarsh – Jeparit

Yarriambiack Creek