Valley Lake Recreation Area

Natural Attractions

Drive down into the Valley Lake area and enjoy the Conservation Park, with koalas and kangaroos. Children will love the Adventure Playground. Bring a picnic and discover Brownes Lake. This was the site of Mount Gambier’s original botanic gardens and the area is picturesque all year round, but especially in Autumn. You’ll find covered shelters and 16 free gas barbecues within well-kept picnic areas. The expanse of grassed areas caters for many family activities & water sports on the lake. You can also give disc golf a go at the Crater Lakes Disc Golf Course.

The Conservation Park presents indigenous species of flora and fauna in an environment very similar to that which would have originally been found in the area.

The area is serviced by a network of walking tracks, all of which lead to lookouts, providing excellent viewing and photographic opportunities as well as the chance to enjoy the local flora and fauna. Walks include: Blue Lake Circuit – 3.6 kilometres, time one hour, grade easy; Leg of Mutton Lake – 1.6 kilometres, time 45 minutes, grade easy; Mountain Trail – 4.2 kilometres, time 1-2 hours, grade moderate; Pepperpot Trail – 1.7 kilometres, time 1 hour, grade easy. Three short walks are Blue Gum, Brownes Lake and The Oaks.


Barbeque Carpark Coach Parking Picnic Area Public Toilet


Birdwatching Walks

Disabled Assistance

Wheelchair access


Free Entry

Nearby Things to Do

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Echo Farm

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Umpherston Sinkhole

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