Lake Colac

Lake Colac is the largest freshwater lake in Victoria, Australia.

It has a surface area of 1820 hectares, with a circumference of 33 kilometres. Its average depth is about 2.5 metres. It attracts large numbers of birds such as Black Swans, ducks, egrets and native hens. There are also large colonies of pelicans.

About two years ago, as the result of a decade of drought, the lake completely dried up. The last couple of winters have seen average rain and the lake is on the way to filling up again. I often walk along the southern bank with my camera; it is a place of inspiration.

Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia – a place of inspiration

Jetty, Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Jetty, Lake Colac – once used by the Colac Yacht Club; now the water levels are too low for yachting

Warrion Hill, Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Warrion Hill, Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Lake Colac at Sunset – The setting sun casts a golden glow over the lake

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