Things to do at Lake Nagambie
Nagambie Victoria is a small village with a population of 1500 on the picturesque Lake Nagambie. Nagambie is halfway between Seymour and Shepparton on the Goulburn Valley Highway. Nagambie is also 90 minutes from Melbourne by car or by train. (Map of Nagambie).
The Goulburn Weir was built in the 1890’s across the Goulburn River near Nagambie creating the man made Lake Nagambie. Goulburn Weir is 209 metres long by 16 metres high.
Goulburn Weir was Australia’s first major diversion structure built for irrigation development, which has provided the region with a rich agricultural heritage. The Goulburn River is diverted, by gravity, along the main irrigation supply channels: Stuart Murray Canal, Cattanach Canal, East Goulburn Main Channel.
Nagambie has a huge range of cellar doors and fabulous gourmet cafes and restaurants. Or perhaps a drive or bike ride through neighbouring Longwood and Avenel and up into the Strathbogie Ranges, fossicking around the antique & produce stores, gem stone & art galleries, museums and markets. Maybe a picnic at the old Whroo gold fields and a tour of the local historic bridges and Goulburn Weir.
Boating on Lake Nagambie
Today, Lake Nagambie is a very popular recreational area where rowing regattas including the prestigious “Head of the River”, water skiing tournaments and fishing.
Power boats are permitted on Lake Nagambie. A 5 knot speed limit applies to Goulburn River, Goulburn Weir and Lake Nagambie after dark. A launching fee is payable for use of the Lake Nagambie Boat ramp at McNamara Point. Monies collected are used to offset the cost of maintaining safe access to the waterway. Earthen boat ramp facilities suitable for small hand launched boats/punts are located beside the Mitchellstown & Chinaman’s Bridges as well as at Turners Island and Major’s Creek.
Centretown Motel offers accommodation in Nagambie that is reasonably priced and well located for all your tourism needs.