Surrounded by pristine Baw Baw National Park and varying bushland, the Thomson Dam provides Melbourne with arguably the cleanest freshwater in the world. North of the townships of Erica and Walhalla, this reservoir was completed in 1983 providing water security for Melbourne, while creating an attractive day trip location.
Many Yallourn North folk will take a drive to explore and view the area, as well as its neighbouring towns and assets. The dam wall affords spectacular views of the lake, which has a capacity of over a million megalitres. The neighbouring town of Rawson was built specifically to house workers during the dam’s construction, and is a worthwhile stopover on the way.
The area surrounding Thomson Reservoir offers visitors the chance to enjoy a wide range of activities including bushwalking, hiking, four wheel driving, mountain biking, trout fishing, deer hunting, trail bike riding, and more. So schedule in a trip today!