With the signing of a latest Memorandum of Understanding in July 2016, the Lake Mountain region of Yarra Ranges National Park was added to the group of protected areas collectively known as the Australian Alps national parks. We will soon be filling this page with lots of information about Lake Mountain so stay tuned. In the meantime, links to the Lake Mountain Resort and local Information office are at the bottom of this page.
The highest point on Lake Mountain is 1433 metres above sea level. Across the Lake Mountain plateau and summit area there are more than 40 kilometres of walking tracks and ski trails that take in beautiful stands of mottled grey Snow Gum and alpine heath, interspersed with alpine bogs. The wildflowers of spring and summer flood the mountain with colour and fragrance. Each winter, snow heralds the opening of Australia’s premier cross-country ski destination, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort.
Things to see and do
Lake Mountain has more than 40 kilometres of subalpine tracks and ski trails open to walkers through the summer months. Several lookout points on the mountain offer panoramic views of the Victorian Alps to the east, and Melbourne and the surrounding foothills of the Great Dividing Range to the west. From November to March, wildflowers bloom in a succession of bright colours and fill the air with perfume. Picnicking on Lake Mountain is a popular way to escape the summer heat with the temperature averaging 10 degrees cooler than Melbourne. Facilities include an information centre, toilets and picnic tables. In winter When snow falls Lake Mountain is transformed into a cross-country (or Nordic) ski resort, offering 37km of groomed ski trails to explore. The resort has ski, toboggan and snow shoe hire, a ski school, first aid centre, as well as the information centre and bistro.
There is no accommodation at Lake Mountain, however there is a range of accommodation available in Marysville.
Note: During the snow season a fee is charged for entry to the mountain and ski trail fees apply.
For more information about Lake Mountain contact:
Yarra Valley Visitor Information