Cache #: 20
Location: Around Lake Eildon
Access: All Vehicles, 24/7
A puzzle marking the final step of the GeoTour. To complete this final cache you will need to pay attention along the Lake Eildon GeoTour, as you will be asked a series of questions from along your journey.
Lake Eildon National Park is located in both the Shires of Murrindindi and Mansfield. The lake is larger than Sydney Harbour and is located on Victoria's longest major waterway - the Goulburn River. The lake was designed by the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission of Victoria and constructed by the US firm UTAH.
Originally inhabited by Aborigines and first settled by white farmers in the 1830s, with the area being named 'Eildon' after Eildon Hills in Scotland. Eildon took part in the 1860's old rush and in 1926 the area above Eildon was flooded by the first dam (Sugarloaf) and in 1959 by the second larger dam (Big Eildon Project). In 1997 the 2,670 hectare Fraser National Park and the 24,000 hectare Lake Eildon National Park were combined into the Lake Eildon National Park.
Lake Eildon GeoTour:
Australia's first GeoTour is held in one of Australia's most feature rich locations. Lake Eildon, located in the state of Victoria, is known for its fishing, water based activities and beautiful bushland surroundings and natural features. It's also known for its arts, crafts, eateries and townships.
The Lake Eildon GeoTour is designed to be completed over a number of days with several areas selected for their excellent food and places to stop and rest. Please see our GeoTour Companion (download below) for full details on distances and expected travel times.
Lake Eildon GeoTour Passport
Lake Eildon GeoTour Companion
Lake Eildon GeoTour Website
Lake Eildon Colour Crossword Puzzle: