Lake Nillahcootie

Local Attractions

Situated only a few minutes drive from the park, stunning Lake Nillahcootie is a popular place for fishing, swimming and all types of boating and water sports. It also has excellent picnic facilities, public toilets, boat ramp and an attractive lawn area near the dam. 

Picnic and boating areas are open to the public from 8.00am to sunset daily.

Lake Nillahcootie is situated on the Broken River  36km south of Benalla. Created in 1967 as a water supply, the lake provides the opportunity for leisure and outdoor activities; boating, fishing, sailing and water skiing are just a few.

The name Nillahcootie is of Indian origin and reputedly means ‘Blue House'.