Kayaking, Sailing, Fishing and more...

Cool blue waters on a hot summer’s day – there’s no better way to relax and enjoy an escape to the country.

Rocky Valley Lake is the jewel of the high country, 250 hectares of crystal clear water waiting to be explored! Head to the foreshore area (just before the dam wall) for grassy banks, picnic spots and a safe entry point to paddle or swim. The water is cool all summer-long, the perfect temperature for those scorching summer days!

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Kayaking and Canoes

Kayaking is one of the most popular forms of water recreation at Falls Creek and gives great options to explore the farther banks and shorelines. Make sure you bring your lifejacket or PFD – there are no lifesaving services outside of summer weekends and the lake becomes deep once you venture out.

New in 2021, hire boats, kayaks, paddle boards and more from Rocky Valley Lake foreshore from Peak Adventures. Rentals are supervised by qualified lifesavers and operate weekends from November to April, plus weekdays during peak holiday periods.


Rocky Valley Lake is abundant with brown and rainbow trout, and you might get lucky to find a chinook salmon or two. The best fishing is by boating to the middle of the lake, but you can definitely get a nibble or two from the shoreline. Fly fishing is best at the close-by Pretty Valley Lake, found driving or riding Pretty Valley Road toward Mt McKay.

Fishing licenses are a must, which you can purchase easily online. Rental rods are available also from the Visitor Information Centre for $10 per day.

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Sailing & Motorboats

Bring the tinny or the dinghy along to launch into Rocky Valley Lake. There are boat loading ramps on either side of the dam wall and ample parking for trailers and cars. Motor boats are allowed to launch but are restricted to 10hp craft only.

If you don't have your own boat, don't worry! Peak Adventures will be hiring out a range of boats on the Rocky Valley Lake foreshore on weekends from November to April, plus weekends during peak holiday seasons.