Kayak beached for the night. Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park, January 2016.


After the Inverloch holiday house was sold we lost easy access to our Christmas and summer holiday destination.

We heard about Nagambie from the seller of a small caravan we were inspecting in Eltham. On the way to a long weekend in June at Echuca we decided to pull off the freeway and have a look.

What we found was a magical looking place that would be ideal for relaxing and with plenty of waterways an excellent place to go kayaking. We didn’t hesitate to book the minimum week stay starting in early January.

The Stay

January arrived and so did we in Nagambie with the car full of luggage and the kayak on top.

The park was a lot busier than it was in June! The tradies were on a well earned break and there were children everywhere ; and the Goulburn River had noisy boats and even worse, personal water craft going up and down the river continuously. At dusk I saw one boat circling a lake island with music and engine blaring which must be the water equivalent of a car hoon going up and down Chapel Street.

Nagambie Township

First was a look around town. Quite a few nice old buildings and a couple of places to eat out so you aren’t spoilt for choice. The railway precinct was interesting to look at. We didn’t see any trains but often at night you could hear them in the distance.

The whole area, even all the way to the wineries and weir, is fairly flat and it would be great for cycling. The walk that goes partially around the lake makes for a nice evening stroll.

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