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Lake Alexandra Reserve

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Published March 14th 2020
A picturesque place of interest for all ages

In the township of charming Mittagong, Lake Alexandra Reserve calls home. This manmade lake was originally constructed as a dam that supplied water for engines hauling coal to the Fitzroy ironworks in the 1870s.

Today, Lake Alexandra Reserve is arguably Mittagong's most beautiful attraction. The lake is surrounded by spectacular lush bushland and home to the mighty Forty Foot Falls walking track, which will see you traversing an abandoned tramway.

Lake Alexandra Reserve is also home to an array of birdlife and wildlife and the lovely scenic 800-metre walk/cycleway located around the lake. It is also home to the spectacular and mighty Willow Trees.

The Willow Trees have been grown here since the 1890s, and the trees were the subject of the first drawing by the world-famous landscape artist, Leonard Long who grew up in Mittagong.

Lake Alexandra Reserve has served many purposes including bathing, washing, boating, skiing, fishing firework displays, concerts, celebrations, and recreation. For many years, the lake also held the Mittagong Dahlia Festival and funds raised from the festival were donated to upgrade the lake's precinct.

Lake Alexandra is one of the most scenic sites in Mittagong, and this oasis of beauty offers serenity as well as a pleasant spot of leisure.

The little ones will love the playground and children's play areas which are shaded by a sail shade. Equipment includes ramps and slides, swings and mini-roundabouts.

Facilities include barbecue areas, sheltered seating with tables, Liberty Swing, toilet facilities including accessible toilet facilities, picnic areas, and plenty of open space and lawns to enjoy picnics or relax under the trees.

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Why? Perfect day out for the whole family
When: Daily, 24hrs
Phone: (02) 4868 0888
Where: 20 Queen St, Mittagong
Cost: Free
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