Explore and Experience
For a region renowned for its laidback, genteel and rustic style, the number of local activities are numerous to say the very least.
Naturally enough, there is a plenty of activities on or around the lake. Or follow your nose and visit many of the small villages where you can stumble upon old pubs, beautiful gardens, art galleries, museums, antique shops and a host of other rural treasures.
Nagambie Lakes is also reputed far and wide for its food and wine, the latter sourced from a large number of wineries … mostly situated within a grape’s throw of Nagambie, including world famous Mitchelton, Tahbilk, Plunkett Fowles and David Traeger.
Our team at Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park will be happy to point you in the right direction. Just remember though … with the number of activities available, that could be any direction!
Mitchelton is an easy 90 minute drive north from Melbourne, via the Hume and Goulburn Valley Highways.
Visitors to Mitchelton can enjoy a long lunch or sit by the fire sipping your wine in the Mitchelton Restaurant.
Amble along the estate and enjoy a picnic hamper and bottle of chilled wine in our picturesque picnic area along the banks of the Goulburn River.
The Goulburn Explorer
The River Cruiser offers a point of difference when entertaining your guests, whether you are launching a new product, announcing an award or hosting a company Christmas party, our River Cruiser sets the pace for a successful event.
The Goulburn Explorer is a 12 metre charter cruiser with twin open plan decks, toilets on board and seating capacity of 49 including crew members.
Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia’s most beautiful and historic family owned wineries.
Located in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria (120kms north of Melbourne), one of the nation’s premium viticultural areas, the property comprises some 1,214 hectares of rich river flats with a frontage of 11 kms to the Goulburn River and 8 kms of permanent backwaters and creeks.
Purchased by the Purbrick family in 1925, Tahbilk is now home to 5 generations.
Nagambie is an attractive holiday spot, offering varied water activities on the man-made lake and the neighbouring Goulburn River.
Naturally enough, for those who choose who spend their time on or by the lake, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, rowing, kayaking and canoeing are all popular pursuits.
As for those who want to just kick back and relax, there are river cruises and boats for hire.
If you’re into fishing, you will be into Nagambie Lakes. With its combination of river systems, lakes and backwaters, Nagambie offers the keen angler a number of opportunities.
In these waters you could find (on the end of your line) Spiny Freshwater Crayfish, Golden Perch, tasty Redfin trout (closed season from mid-June to first Saturday in September) or the daddy of them all, the Murray Cod (Open season 1 December – 31 August).
Make sure a fishing trip to Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park is not the one that got away!
Fishing licenses are required and can be purchased from the office.
Nagambie from the air
For those who want to see Nagambie Lakes from a different angle, sky diving and gliding is yet another option.
Savour the Ned Kelly Trail, Lavender Garden, Gemstone Museum, Nagambie Community Market, Shepparton SPC Cannery, Miniature Railway or Puckapunyal Museum while you enjoy the BEST vanilla slice in Australia!
Nature walks are something else as well with marvellous sights to behold in the wetlands … wildlife galore and picnic areas to adore.
You can see it by foot or by hoof as there is horse riding available, along with dirt bike and mountain bike riding, plus road cycling.
The Bank Heathcote Cellar Door
The old Bank building (circa 1886) is now home to Mitchelton Wines Heathcote Cellar Door, where we will have a range of our Central Victorian wines as well as new line of Heathcote wines as they become available.
In addition it will also house The Ministry of Chocolate Café, serving great coffee, a range of cakes, pastries and chocolates all produced by The Ministry of Chocolate located at the Mitchelton Winery.
The Chocolate café offers grazing platters featuring local produce, a range of gourmet pies and ultimately serve High Tea upstairs in the old residence rooms.