Lake Cargelligo

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How to Travel

CAR – The best way to get around and travel is by car. There is not much public transport out in Lake Cargelligo and there is only certain times and days buses are out going to certain areas however these buses need to be booked beforehand via Countrylink to book a seat.

WALK – Around town you can mostly travel everywhere by foot as everything is all in close proximity to each other so there is no real need for a car if you are staying in the heart of town.

Mini Trips

Lake Cargelligo also provides an ideal environment for bird watching and part of the Lake has been classified as a bird sanctuary. Keep an eye out for such water birds as the Great Crested Grebe, Black-Winged Stilts, Great Egrets, Spoonbills, Pelicans and Black Swans. Bird watchers also enjoy visiting nearby Round Hill Reserve and Nombinnie Reserve in mallee country, which support a variety of rare and threatened species. A bird guide and binoculars are available for hire at the Lake Cargelligo Tourist Information Centre (02 6898 1501).



The Lake Cargelligo Museum in Holt Street has a fascinating variety of artefacts and machinery. See their old tractor collection, bottle collection, old clothing, aboriginal artefacts, typewriters, lights and lamps. The Lake Cargelligo Museum also has a good collection of local history. The Museum is open every Wednesday from 10am – 3pm, and is open any other day by appointment.