A short walk down to the end off my street
This picturesque piece of regional Victoria and New South Wales is an "Inland Aquatic Paradise" for visitors to take some time to enjoy some stunning scenery, , Lake Mulwala and of course the mighty Murray River.
In 1937 the first suggestions were made concerning the clearing of the red gum forest to be submerged in the creation of Lake Mulwala. The River Murray Commission refused to undertake the tree clearing program proposed by the citizens of Yarrawonga-Mulwala, who obviously had a vision of not just an irrigation storage, but a picturesque lake. With considerable community spirit a band of local men took up the challenge and in 1938 began the enormous task of felling the trees by axe at the cost of 10/- per acre. The River Murray Commission gave no financial assistance to the project and were concerned that if timber were felled and not burnt or removed it would prove a menace to the Yarrawonga Weir and other structures downstream. The bands of local volunteers worked long hours to clear the area, and the felled trees were never removed. The tree felling was completed in June 1939, and the first filling of the lake was started on August 12th, 1939.
If you love life by the water you’ll love Yarrawonga/Mulwala. There’s plenty here for water sport enthusiasts,Skiing, anglers searching for the famous Murray Cod, or take a leisurely lake cruise.
Area of Lake Mulwala - 4450 hectares
At the end of my street the two cruise boats, Paradise Queen and Lady Murray partly hidden
The Paradise Queen
The traffic bridge that Separates Victoria from New South Wales
A view of the lake
A very small portion off Red gums in the lake