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Sugarloaf Reservoir Lookout and Picnic Area

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Published January 25th 2017
Lookout at Sugarloaf Reservoir
Great place for a day trip and best of all it is free.

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Beautiful views at Sugarloaf Reservoir


Sugarloaf Reservoir Lookout is located approximately 35 kilometres North East of Melbourne.

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Views from the Lookout


The lookout tower at Sugarloaf gives the viewer beautiful panoramic views of the reservoir and the surrounding ranges.

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Inside the Lookout Tower


It is located in the beautiful area of Christmas Hills and located easily on Simpson Rd, via Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd.

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Calming water at Sugarloaf


The elevated lookout provides panoramic views of the reservoir and the surrounding ranges.

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Undercover Picnic Area


There are ample spots for picnics and gatherings, including an undercover area with seating and BBQ's. Toilet amenities are provided also.

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Ammenities provided


Fishing opportunities are available at Sugarloaf Reservoir as well. A recreational fishing licence is required. Further information can be obtained via the Parks Victoria website.

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Walk or drive along the reservoir wall


There are walking tracks for those who like outdoor exercise as well as other lookouts to be reached via these walking tracks.

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Lookout platform tower


The Sugarloaf Sailing Club run events throughout the year. Please look up their webpage for their sailing and race dates if you would like to see them in action for added entertainment to your trip to Sugarloaf.

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Information Board


The Park is opened from 8:30 through to 5pm daily and until 7pm during the daylight saving period.

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Sugarloaf Reservoir

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Why? Free picnic area with walks and views
When: Daily between 8:30 and 5pm. Closing time is 7pm during the daylight savings period.
Where: Simpson Rd, Christmas Hills, Vic, 3775
Cost: Free
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