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Rocky Valley Lake Falls Creek

One of the standout features that makes Falls Creek unique is the majestic Rocky Valley Lake.

At 1600m this is the highest significant body of water in Australia. Just a short distance from the heart of the village, the lake provides a playground for a range of aquatic activities.

There are also incredible lakes at nearby Pretty Valley and Bogong Village, plus the village aqueducts, nearby rivers and waterfalls to enjoy.


What to do: 

Rods are available for hire at the Visitor Information Centre and bait can also be purchased. Pretty Valley Lake and the aqueducts also offer great trout fishing.

Launching ramps on either side of the dam wall allow for easy launching and most types of boats up to 10HP capacity are allowed. Take a leisurely spin or find that perfect spot to drop a line in the deep

Bring your bathers and take a leap off the pier. The water is cool and refreshing on a hot day and a shallow descent makes for excellent and safe paddling for children

Bring your own kayak and explore the lakeside

The main shore area features a grassy bank that is perfect for relaxing by the water, plus a number of picnic tables and toilet block.

Dragon Boats
The annual Mile High Dragon Boat Championships are held at Rocky Valley Lake on the Australia Day long weekend. Register a team, volunteer for one or just relax on the grassy banks and cheer them on!



How do I get there?

From the Village, drive along the Bogong High Plains Rd past Windy Corner. Take the second right that you pass to access the main shoreline area with picnic tables, pier and boat ramp) or continue over the dam wall to access the other boat ramp area directly after the wall.


Find out more about use of boats on Rocky Valley Lake > 



Rocky Valley Lake, Falls Creek, 3699


Rocky Valley Lake was constructed as part of the Kiewa Hydroelectric Scheme in 1959 and continues to provide water for power generation.

The lake is an important feature providing water sports during the summer period for visitors to Falls Creek and the surrounding Bogong High Plains Alpine National Park.

There is an area of the foreshore between the dam wall and the boat ramp, near the ANARE shed, that is contained within the Resort. The rest of the lake and the lake foreshore is in the Alpine National Park and is administered by Parks Victoria. AGL have a lease throughout the area for the generation of hydroelectricity.

The lake offers an attractive location for water sports including power boats, sailing craft and self propelled craft including kayaks, canoes and paddle boards.

The following conditions apply to boats:

  • Waterskiing, paraflying, kite flying, jet skis and boats containing toilets or sleeping accommodation are not permitted.
  • A maximum speed limit of 10km/h, and a maximum engine capacity of 10 horsepower apply to all power boats.
  • Boating is not permitted between the dam wall and the red floating beacons, or within 30 metres of the shore, except at launching ramps.
  • Boats will be launched and removed from the water only at the two properly constructed launching ramps.

No boats are permitted on the Pretty Valley Pondage.

For further information please contact Falls Creek Resort Management 03 5758 1200 or Park Victoria, Mt Beauty Office 03 5754 4693

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