Sanotorium Lake, Mt Macedon

Originally made to supply water to a sanotorium which was never built, this small lake in the forest looks like it is straight out of a Frederick  McCubbin painting.
Sanotorium Lake, Mt Macedon
Teeming with tadpoles which will one day become Banjo Frogs, I wouldn't advise dipping your toes in this water. But it is pretty to look at.

The walking trails are easy and a round trip takes about 15 minutes. There are other, longer trails.
Sanotorium Lake, Mt Macedon

Sanotorium Lake, Mt MacedonSanotorium Lake, Mt Macedon
Sanotorium Lake, Mt Macedon fungi
Fungi and wildflowers are abundant.

Sanotorium Lake, Mt Macedon wildflowers

Sanotorium Lake, Mt Macedon wildflowers

Sanotorium Lake, Mt Macedon wildflowers















Look for koalas in the tall gum trees and wallabies and echidnas amongst the towering Ash trees and soft ferns.
Sanotorium Lake, Mt Macedon 

The picnic ground is a haven for birdlife, and I watched a bright Red-Breasted Robin? sitting on this picnic table for about 10 minutes. Bring a picnic lunch or have a BBQ and enjoy the fresh mountain air on your next day off.

Sanotorium Lake, Mt Macedon
Where: Lions Head Rd, Mt Macedon
When: Daily
Why: Lake, bird spotting,  bushland, walks, wildlife
How Much:FREE

*coffee tip: 3 Little Pigs, Gisborne

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