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.
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.
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!
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.
USE OF BOATS ON ROCKY VALLEY LAKE
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:
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