Merlo Lookout Day Visitor Area (Lake Eildon National Park)

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Merlo Lookout Day Visitor Area (Lake Eildon National Park)

A stop at Merlo's Lookout is a must! Look out on to the turquoise waters of Wallaby Bay and check out the protruding tip of a homestead that now sits at the bottom of the bay – visible only when water levels are low.

Visitor Tips: Ensure your car is locked and your valuables are out of sight before walking up to Blowhard Spur.

How to get there

Merlo Lookout Day Visitor Area (Lake Eildon National Park)

Facilities

Viewing Lookout - Cut Section

Need to know

Merlo Lookout Day Visitor Area (Lake Eildon National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No camping
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No dogs allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses

Warnings

  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Other warnings
    • Vehicles
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Open 28 March – 14 April 2024, reduced campsites and amenities

Lakeside Campground will re-open for camping over the Easter period from Thursday 28 March to Sunday 14 April 2024. 

Change in campground capacity
Please note there will be reduced campground capacity during this time. Sites 1-18, 20-32 and 50-53 will be open for booking.  

Showers closed
Water supply issues have limited the capacity of the campground, and showers at Lakeside Campground are closed. Campsites will be available to book at a reduced rate to reflect the reduced level of amenities.    

The nearest campgrounds with showers available are Candlebark Campground and Devil Cove Campground. Bookings at these campgrounds are essential.

Toilets and drinking water
Drinking water and toilets are currently available, however water supply issues have limited the capacity of the campground. Parks Victoria rangers are monitoring the situation closely and will notify booked campers as soon as possible if issues arise. Please ensure your booking information is up to date and carry enough water with you, in case of a sudden change in conditions.

Bookings are essential and can be made now at: www.bookings.parks.vic.gov.au/book

Open with reduced campsites

Change in campground capacity 
Devil Cove Campground is open for camping at half capacity.  

Sites 225-253; 264; 265 and 267-280 are open for booking. 

Vehicles and camping are not permitted in closed rows and sites. 

Showers, toilets and drinking water 
Drinking water, showers and toilets are currently available, however water supply issues have limited the capacity of the campground. Parks Victoria rangers are monitoring the situation closely and will notify booked campers as soon as possible if issues arise. Please ensure your booking information is up to date and carry enough water with you, in case of a sudden change in conditions. 

Bookings are essential and can be made now at: www.bookings.parks.vic.gov.au/book

Open with reduced campsites

Change in campground capacity 
Candlebark Campground is open for camping at half capacity.  
 
Sites 112; 118-131; 134-148; 156-163; 167; 169-172 and 174 are open for booking. 

Vehicles and camping are not permitted in closed rows and sites. 

Showers, toilets and drinking water 
Drinking water, showers and toilets are currently available, however water supply issues have limited the capacity of the campground. Parks Victoria rangers are monitoring the situation closely and will notify booked campers as soon as possible if issues arise. Please ensure your booking information is up to date and carry enough water with you, in case of a sudden change in conditions. 

Bookings are essential and can be made now at: www.bookings.parks.vic.gov.au/book
 

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