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.
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.
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.