Green Hill Lake Ararat

Camping, boating, fishing & watersports in Ararat VIC


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 travelers alike. There is drinking water available, fireplaces, barbeques, picnic tables, chairs, playground and exercise machine, pontoon, boat ramps  and even hot showers to keep you feeling refreshed during your stay. The campground has no designated camping spots – camp where you like, so no need to book –camping is free however there is a suggestions and donation box* .

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 and there are walking tracks where dogs can be unleashed while you relax and take in the lake’s natural beauty. 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 solid fuel BBQs – wood can be purchased from our rangers at $12 a bag otherwise you are more than welcome to bring your own wood or gas fired BBQ. The area features a covered Picnic Pavilion which proves 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 travelers could want and a vibrant shopping centre  with many restaurants, health facilities, sporting and leisure facilities including heated and outdoor swimming pools.

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GPS – 37°29’634″S  142°98’164″E

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*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