LAKE BOLAC

Lake Bolac is the next town encounted when traveling g west to Hamilton from Ballarat. Lake Bolac is a very small town that operates on two distinct commercial strips, in part determined by the lake and the intersection. Lake Bolac is also a summer tourist destination.

The visitor should be aware that outside from the lake the town is small and be deemed a pass through town.

The town is on the shores of Lake Bolac, a freshwater lake popular with fishermen and boaties. Lake Bolac Post Office opened on 1 November 1864

At roughly 11pm on January 19th 2006, Lake Bolac was hit by what has been described as a "mini twister". Power lines were torn down, several buildings suffered mild to severe damage, more than 100 trees were uprooted, and eight grain silos were either damaged or destroyed. A vehicle windscreen was smashed by a falling tree at the caravan park, and a grain silo was lifted off the ground and was found 3km away. It is estimated 400 residents lost power due to the tornado. The damage bill was estimated at two million dollars. Frightening as the twister was remains a talking point to this day.

The churches in Lake Bolac are a mix of the old and the new. The United having the most character.

The Lake Bolac Hotel is a tavern type old building.

The Lake Bolac War Memorial is a mix of traditional and the new.

When passing through if refreshment is in order a visit to the pub and chat about that mini tornado should be a consideration.

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course