Situated on the Western Highway, just 4 km east of the picturesque Victorian township
of Ararat, Green Hill Lake has plenty on offer for locals, campers and travellers alike.
There is drinking water available, fire pits, picnic tables, chairs, playground and exercise
machine, pontoon, boat ramps, RV dump point and even hot showers to keep you
feeling refreshed during your stay. The campground has no designated camping spots
and no powered sites – camp where you like, so no need to book –camping is free
however there are suggestion and donation boxes* on each amenities block. Most
campers donate $5 per camp site per night to help our volunteers with upgrades and
The lake is well-stocked with trout for those looking to catch a feed of fish for dinner, be
it from the jetty, a boat or the shoreline. There are walking tracks, photography, bird
watching, water sports, bush walking, and a concrete walking or cycling path runs all the
way to Ararat.
The lake has two green lawn picnic area with table and chair sets and free gas BBQs.
These areas features covered Picnic Pavilions which prove ideal in inclement weather,
although please note camping and vehicles are not permitted inside the lawn area.
Our friendly rangers visit the lake most days and are a great source of information
regarding local events and tourist attractions. As the rangers will tell you there are plenty of great things to see and do in the area including many wineries, museums and
heritage centers along with well maintained national parks and gardens. Ararat has
everything travellers could want and a vibrant shopping centre with many restaurants,
health facilities, sporting and leisure facilities including heated and outdoor swimming
– visit our links page for more details.
GPS – 37°29’634″S 142°98’164″E
*All donations go to the Green Hill Lake Development Board and are used to fund the maintenance, upkeep and improvements to the lake and its facilities. You can contact the Green Hill Lake Development Board by either mail or telephone through the contact details below.
Green Hill Lake Development Board
c/o 40 Vincent Street
Ararat VIC 3377
Phone: 0408 501 016