Lake Jubilee, Daylesford

Lake Jubilee is a spring fed as well as creek so it always has water even during the driest periods.  The lake was originally constructed for the water supply to the goldfields in the 1800s. It is similar in size to Lake Daylesford and just as impressive to view and explore.  You can walk around the lake in around 30 minutes.

There are a couple of viewing platforms over the water which you can fish from although my favorite has always been the old train bridge.  The bridge is no longer in use commercially but you can walk at a lower level to get across the lake. At this point the water cascade down a small water fall as it heads off to Lake Daylesford.

I haven’t walked around the lake for a while so it may have improved but the path could be very overgrown, muddy and slippery.  I always managed to get around but you are very close to the edge so where shoes or boots that offer good grip. If you are willing to give it a try it is well worth the effort.

It is not recommended to swim in the lake because of cold currents and the depth.  Many locals and visitors do swim there but be aware that people have drowned so the warnings are not there for no reason.  A safer alternative is to hire a canoe or a paddle boat and spend some time on the tranquil water. Don’t take your mobile phone as they are regularly lost and sink to the bottom.

The entrance to the lake is via the caravan park which offers a very inexpensive way to holiday with views over the water.  Facilities at the park include toilets, showers, and playground. There is a huge grassed area where you can play with a frisbee or kick a ball.  For those with more energy you can hike for kilometres in several different directions. If you walk down the side of the lake it leads to a mineral water pump if you want to give it a try.  On the taste test it is one of the better ones.

151 Lake Rd, Daylesford VIC 3460  Open on Everyday

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