Eildon and Skyline Road

The Skyline rd is approx 30 kilometres in length and follows ridges along the Eastern edge of Lake Eildon . Beginning at Eildon Township in the south through Fraser National Park to Boonie Doon in the North and the main highway to Mansfield and Benalla.

The Lake was constructed in the mid 1950’s and is an integral part of the Goulburn River Irrigation system.
and was recently up graded

Eildon Wall

View from Mt Pinninger

Mt Pinninger and Easts lookout provide views of either direction at the dam wall which was
raised 80 m with rock excavated from western edge.

View from Easts lookout

Low water with original wall uncovered

One of many photographic vantage points along Skyline

Early morning from the above location

Sunrise with jet contrails from same location

Looking south towards Mt Torbreck, lower pondage on right.

Special Photographic Features or Notes.

Photographically the road has many interesting stopping points and lookouts which in winter can provide low lying morning fog, interesting sunrises and distant snow fields. Views to Alexandra in the west, and a drive through forest and farms. For the energetic and fit, park at the Jimmy Spur Lookout in Fraser Nat Park and follow the track down to waters edge, 6 klms return hard.
Among the many areas of photographic interest  are Jerusalem Creek, a short drive east of the township with house boats, caravan and bush camping, Alexandra which is 12 kilometers to the west of Fraser National  park entrance along UT creek rd , Following the Goulburn river downstream from the dam offers numerous river  access points  with interesting bridges and  river walks, the flow is  dependant  on release of water from the pondage below the dam. A walk around the lower pondage offers a  few hours of photography.

Best Time To Shoot.

“The Golden Hours” which means getting up pre dawn

Getting There.

GPS at Eildon  S37 13 9  E145 54 7

Google Map
Parks victoria Maps and Camping Information

Author Bio

Neville Goldsmith

1 Comment

  1. Brent Pearson July 26, 2009

    Wow, lovely area — Hey Neville… Lovely photos… Boy you sure can find some lovely areas around Victoria.


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