Experience Lake Hume

Lake Hume is a special place that locals love to visit when they want to get out of town.
Only a 15-minute drive from the town centres you will find the stunning Lake Hume. Also known as Hume Dam and Hume Weir, Lake Hume is perfect for boating, yachting, fishing, swimming and water-skiing. You can also paddle board, enjoy a picnic, or just relax under a shady tree by the water. There are sandy beaches and reserves with barbecues and picnic facilities which line the picturesque foreshore. Lake Hume holds three million mega litres of water, approximately six times the volume of water in Sydney Harbour.

Cruises and Hire

You can learn to sail at Lake Hume Yacht Club. You don’t need your own boat, just enthusiasm for the sport as it is open to all skill levels. Hire a barbecue boat for sunset or enjoy an expert guided fishing tour from Lake Hume Hire and Fishing Charters. 


Anglers can throw a line in anywhere on Lake Hume. You'll find Murray cod, redfin, golden perch and more nibbling all the way up into NSW waters. You must have a current Victorian or NSW fishing licence, regardless of where you go or for how long. Fishing licences are widely available for purchase at many local tackle shops or online. While you're there, be sure to view the heritage-listed steel trusses of Bethanga Bridge.

History, picnics and photography

Constructed over a 17-year period between 1919 and 1936, you can get up close to the famous Lake Hume Dam Wall. The best access is from the Hume Dam Wall Reserve to the north, or the Mitta Junction Picnic Reserve to the south. Both locations offer viewing platforms with spectacular opportunities for photography and general sightseeing. South of the impressive dam wall you’ll find scenic picnic spots such as Jackson Point and Kookaburra Point, both of which feature barbecues. Families are well taken care of with gently sloped banks that are perfect for kids to cool off with a splash in the water. Visit like a local and enjoy an ice cream from the local milk bar before heading back to your accommodation.

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