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Aura Vale Lake Park (Menzies Creek)




Aura Vale Lake is a popular location for boating and other water sports. The lake forms part of a diverse drainage system designed to channel runoff water from the developed areas of the southern fringe of the Emerald ridge. This system prevents polluted water from entering Cardinia Reservoir and affecting the quality of our drinking water.

Things to Do
  • Due to water pollution Aura Vale Lake is unsuitable for swimming, however the lake has become a popular venue for boating activities such as sailboarding, canoeing and small sail boats up to 3.3 metres
  • Enjoy a picnic at the Henley Picnic Area.
Facilities
  • A boat launching ramp is located near Henley Picnic Area.
    Disabled access toilets.
    Picnic tables.
Looking After the Park
Powerboats are not permitted at Aura Vale Lake.

Precautions
The water quality in Aura Vale Lake is unsuitable for swimming as the lake is the final detention basin for waste drainage water from developed areas on the southern fringe of the Emerald Ridge. A series of open channels, detention basins and a pumping station intercept the drainage and divert it away from Cardinia Dam and into Aura Vale lake.

How to Get There
Access to Aura Vale Lake Park is from Wellington Road or Aura Vale Road, Selby.

Opening Hours:


Aura Vale Lake Park is open every day of the year. The park opens at 9:00 AM every day, but closing times vary according to daylight savings. For up to date information on park closing times call the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963.

Cost:


Free


Address | Contact


48 Aura Vale Road,  Menzies Creek 3159, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
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Map: 126 Ref: D4

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  Reader Feedback  

Hugo      Posted:    10:14 PM June 17, 2014

I would like to see this lake improved as a facility as well. Swimming would be excellent here. Couldn't the pipes be improved so as not to dump waste into this lake, and shoreline vegetation be planted between the outlets and the lake itself to process the remaining water before it reaches the lake itself? What if boaters fall into the lake? are they at risk of imbibing water polluted with human filth?
Carolyn      Posted:    3:16 PM January 6, 2013

What a waste of such a beautiful family area. Our kids need places like this where they can swim and have fun like we did. Melbourne water is good at taking our money, but obviously can put money back into areas we need such as this one??? Step up Melbourne water and provide one type of filtration system here so we can swim.
paul      Posted:    11:41 AM February 28, 2012

Damn shame they are polluting Aura Vale lake.. I thought it was the blue green algae that was the issue not human created waste
Jo      Posted:    4:07 PM January 5, 2012

This is shocking you can't swim in here any more! I grew up coming to this lake, its amazing how the government can waste millions of dollars on rubbish but can't keep places like this clean!

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