Rare One in Five Year Draining Event in the Works for Popular Lake

Rare One in Five Year Draining Event in the Works for Popular Lake

Holiday-goers will be given a unique opportunity to observe an unrecognisable Lake Mulwala when its water levels are lowered for environmental rehabilitation in June.

Tasman Holiday Parks – Lake Mulwala sits at the gateway to Yarrawonga’s renowned water sport precinct, set directly on the shores of Lake Mulwala, and will offer spectators an unparalleled front row experience to the one in five-year draining event.

Tasman Holiday Parks CEO Nikki Milne says Tasman Holiday Parks are proud to be supporting the environmental practices of the area and looks forward to re-opening a cleaner lake to future visitors.

“While we regret to announce water activities will be limited during this time, the draining of the lake offers an excellent opportunity for the community and visitors to witness a once in five-year event from the comfort of premium holiday facilities,” said Ms Milne.

“During the draining period, Tasman Holiday Parks – Lake Mulwala will still be a slice of paradise and as soon as you step through the gates, you will know you’ve arrived somewhere special you can unwind and truly relax.

“This season will showcase a very different Lake Mulwala to what many regular holiday makers may be used to, providing guests with a unique way of experiencing the area

“Guests can venture out to explore the region’s history, food and wine, clubs and entertainment or go for a stroll through nature, take in the picturesque sunset, or simply relax by our pool.

Featuring contemporary self-contained villas and a range of spacious caravan and camping sites, Tasman Holiday Parks – Lake Mulwala is a pet friendly venue and offers an exciting range of high-energy activities for all ages such as scenic bicycle and walking tracks, pedal karts for hire, an opulent pool, tennis courts, jumping pillow and playground.

Lowering the level of Lake Mulwala will assist with waterweed control and is set to commence early in May 2022.

“Lake Mulwala is used as a popular water-skiing and boating spot, and the waterweed can make it difficult for our guests to launch boats, fish, swim or water ski without getting tangled in the weed,” said Ms Milne.

“Extensive consultations between the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and Goulburn-Murray Water were had to ensure the timing and extent of the lowering has the best results with as little impact as possible.

“It is important the waterweed issue is combatted this winter to improve the condition of the lake for the community, visitors, and the health of the lake itself.

“Tasman Holiday Park is an advocate for the importance of environmental care, and we are committed to providing our guests with sustainable holidaying.”

Lake Mulwala is expected to be back to its operating levels by early August.

Yarrawonga, which is part of the Moira Shire region, is renowned for the array of festivals and activities held in the area throughout the year and the region welcomes up to 1 million visitors per annum.

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