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Lake Sambell, Beechworth

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by Jennifer L (subscribe)
I am a keen traveller. Currently rediscovering my own backyard and the rest of Australia. I enjoy nature, history and the quirkiness of what the world has to offer.
Published April 1st 2021
A good place to walk off the yummy Beechworth treats
Beechworth is about 290kms from Melbourne or a 3 hour non-stop drive. A beautiful historic town with buildings that reflect the gold found in the area and famous for its bakeries and eateries.

Near Lake Sambell is the entrance to a 800 metre tunnel that was started in 1876 and completed in 1880. An engineering feat at the time, it was built to expose new areas for gold sluicing by reducing the water level of Spring Creek.

tunnel, sluice, gold, Beechworth, engineering feat
8628 tons of stone was removed to build the tunnel


Lake Sambell was created in the 1920s as a recreation lake. During the Gold Rush of the 1800s, it was originally an open cut sluice operation and the site of the Rocky Mountain Mining Company.

Chinese Gardens, Lake Sambell, Beechworth, leisure, recreation
Beechworth Chinese Gardens. On the other side of the rock wall is Lake Sambell.


Lake Sambell map, recreation, playground, fun
You are here.


A picturesque lake that has a walking path, barbecues, playground and a fitness station.

Lake Sambell, Beechworth, fish, ducks
Rest and relax


If you want to work out there is a fitness station at Rotary Park, Lake Sambell.

fitness, fun, Rotary Park, Lake Sambell
Fitness and fun outdoors


Grab a map and local knowledge from the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre and take a 15 minute leisurely stroll to Lake Sambell.
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Why? Breathe in fresh country air while enjoying the lake.
When: anytime
Phone: 1300 366 321
Where: Lake Sambell, McConville Avenue, Beechworth
Cost: free
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