Lake Learmonth is situated 136 kilometres west of Melbourne CBD, and 23 km North West of Ballarat in the picturesque township of Learmonth. When full, the lake covers an area of 480 hectares. The lake is popular for water sports and fishing. It used to be a natural waterbody and a swamp area which was enhanced in the 1800’s to turn it into a beautiful lake. The lake area has picnic facilities, children’s playground and toilets. The lake surroundings are popular for bird watching.
Lake Learmonth has not been full since 1996 and dried up completely in 2002 and 2015. When water levels are high, this becomes a popular destination for boating, skiing, yachting and swimming. The lake is surrounded by volcanic hills which makes it picturesque. The lake has angling and boating facilities. There is a caravan park nearby which is a perfect spot for a quiet get away. Caravan Park is located at Laidlaw Street. Learmonth town is a quite place for any visitor looking for some solitude and the main advantage of Lake Learmonth is, it is never overcrowded with people.