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Located 9.3 miles from Swan Hill, Lake Boga Waterfront Holiday House offers accommodation in Lake Boga. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property.
A dishwasher, an oven and a microwave can be found in the kitchen and there is a private bathroom. A flat-screen TV is provided. Other facilities at Lake Boga Waterfront Holiday House include a barbecue.
Car hire is available at the property and the area is popular for skiing and cycling. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including fishing and canoeing.
Lake Tyrrell is a unique salt lake located 7kms north of Sea Lake. The Lake environment is host to Mallee reptiles, kangaroos, emus, white-faced chats, and an inland gullery.
To get to Lake Tyrrell, which is Victoria's largest salt lake covering 20,860 hectares, head north on the Calder Highway and it's well signposted on your right-hand side. There is a viewing platform and information bay
Lake Tyrrell and surrounding salt lakes were formed as a result of the innundation of the Murray-Darling Basin through sea level rise and its subsequent retreat; the present landscape and soils were formed as a result of this process.
The lake itself is quite ancient and may have been formed by drifting sand blocking the passage of Tyrrell Creek. Over time it became a giant salt basin due to the flow of subterranean saline water and the run-off from Tyrrell Creek.
There is also evidence of the indigenous occupation of the area over the last 45,000 years. This evidence includes a variety of artefacts that can be observed throughout the Tyrrell region.
Lake Tyrrell is dry most of the year, although at times it may be covered by shallow water. Evaporation leaves a salt crust which is commercially extracted by the Cheetham Salt Works at the northern end of the lake. Over 100,000 tonnes of salt is extracted from the lake each year. The first recorded salt harvest from Lake Tyrrell was in 1896.
Small islands in the lake are used as a breeding ground by thousands of seagulls. The saltbush and samphire around the lagoon support a range of wildlife while the lunette to the east contains significant Aboriginal relics.
Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum
About The Museum
The idea of building a memorial to the service men and women who had been stationed at the No.1 Flying Boat Repair Depot at Lake Boga during World War II was first discussed by a few local Lake Boga Lions Club members over a few beers at the local pub in 1983.
From this humble beginning, countless volunteer hours, “blood. Sweat and tears” and many more beers, the “dream” finally came to conclusion when the modern hangar which houses a restored Catalina and other exhibits was officially opened on 21st April, 2012.
The aircraft on display is a Catalina PBY5. It depicts the type and size of aircraft that were used as patrol bombers during World War II and was built in the USA by the Consolidated Aircraft Company. It was originally a Netherlands aircraft that was adopted by the Royal Australian Air Force in 1942 and given the registered number A24–30. After the war it was sold to Kingsford Smith Airlines, who used for spare parts. The body was sent to Lake Boga for scrap, but it was purchased by a local farmer and taken to Nyah. The farmer used some parts but left the rest lying under a tree for forty years. His family donated it to the Lake Boga Lions Club who has painstakingly assembled and semi-restored it to something of its former glory.
New buildingFrom 1988 until 2010 the aircraft was displayed in the open parkland adjacent to the original secret underground Communications Bunker. In early 1997, work began on developing the Bunker into a museum to house the many exhibits and artefacts that had been collected and donated. The Bunker museum was officially opened in November, 1997. Following its 24 years exposed to the elements and after a long and arduous process to procure funds to enable a hanger to be constructed over the plane, it was restored again in 2011. Late in 2011 the museum was relocated from the Bunker into the hangar with the Catalina and the Bunker was re-constructed using original plans and photographs to resemble its wartime state.
The Lions Club of Lake Boga acknowledges and greatly appreciates the generosity of the many individuals and business who have contributed their time, expertise, materials and machinery to this project. A special thank you to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, based at Albion Park, NSW, for their assistance throughout the project.
Our sincere thanks also to all the financial supporters who have made this memorial a reality They include, from the early days, the Lake Boga Water Ski Club and the Swan Hill Shire through to today for the funding from the Federal Government Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan, the Victorian Government Small Town Development Fund, the Swan Hill Rural City Council and the Lions Club of Lake Boga which enabled the construction of the hangar.
Set on three hectares of land on the banks of the Little Murray River, the Pioneer Settlement lets you experience Australian history first hand.
You will find real-life Mallee cottages, a hotel, schools and shops, plus our enormous collection of working tractors and machinery – sourced mostly from the local area. You can feel the heat in the blacksmith shop, listen to the sounds of the old Pianola or take a ride through our Mallee township on a horse and cart. As you wander the site, you can also chat to our staff and volunteers, all looking the part in costumes of the period. The Pioneer Settlement opened in 1966 after a joint community and government effort to recognise the unique history of our Murray Mallee region. By the 1970s, the Pioneer Settlement was one of the most popular tourism destinations in Victoria, if not Australia, and the concept has been emulated around the country. The Settlement is now introducing more ground-breaking tourism concepts to complement the historical Mallee townships. The Heartbeat of the Murray Experience will include a laser light show that, in a world-first, will combine modern laser technology with the natural river environment. It will tell the story of the Murray region from prehistoric times until today.
Lake Boga Observatory
Lake Boga Observatory is just 17 kilometres from Swan Hill on the Murray Valley Highway opposite the Lake. Lake Boga also offers (most of the time) a dark night sky which is ideal for public star gazing of the Milky Way.
Planets such as Jupiter with its cloud bands and Saturn with its spectacular rings can be seen quite easily, dependent on the time of year.
Come out to the Lake Boga Observatory and seek out Star Clusters, Nebulae and far off Galaxies.
Murray Downs Golf Club
The Murray Downs Golf Course
The Australian Golf Industry Council names golf on the Murray River, as Australia’s the top golfing destination. Widely acclaimed as being the Murray River's finest golf course, Murray Downs is also ranked the undisputed Number 1 Golf Course along the Murray River by the leading golf and travel publications.
Heartbeat of the Murray laser light show
Heartbeat of the Murray laser light show
Recent winner of the International Laser Design Association’s prestigious award for multi-media shows, and set on the banks of the Little Murray River, the world-class ‘Heartbeat of the Murray’ is a 360-degree multi-media spectacular unlike anything ever seen in Australia.
Using water, light, laser, sound and special effects to tell the story of the Murray, you’ll be transported back 30 million years, before travelling forward through time to the Murray River as we know it today.
This state-of-the-art show is the first of its kind in the world to use a natural river environment and setting as the background.
The Heartbeat of the Murray laser light show has been made possible thanks to funding from the Federal and State governments, and Swan Hill Rural City Council.
This show contains strobe lighting which may trigger seizures in some people with epilepsy.
Lakeside Golf Club
Sand scrapes, undulating course with some fairways beside a lake. Bunkers on four holes. Open March to Sept. Beautiful bird life on lake. Bushland reserve, excellent fauna and flora. Neat dress code. Mens Comp. Sun 12.30pm Ladies Comp. Wed 10am, Sun Visitors welcome at all times. Bookings not necessary.