Natural reserves

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Our natural reserves include parkland, bushland, lakes, and creeks. Visit a natural reserve and enjoy Bendigo's native flora and fauna. They are great places for a picnic, bush walk or bike ride.

Woman Running in Spring Gully Reserve

Bendigo Creek

Walk or cycle Bendigo Creek Trail. From Crusoe Reservoir north-east through bush and the city to Bendigo Pottery in Epsom.

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Crusoe Reservoir with remote control boats on the water

Crusoe Reservoir and No. 7 Park

Popular for cycling, walking, jogging and fishing. 210 hectares surrounded by the Greater Bendigo National Park. Kangaroo Flat.

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Elmore Recreation Reserve 3036

Elmore Recreation Reserve Playspace

This is a small park located at the Elmore Recreation Reserve.

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Emu Creek Recreation Reserve 2712

Emu Creek Recreation Reserve Playspace

This is a small park located at the Emu Creek Recreation Reserve.

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Gateway Park water body and islands

Gateway Park

On the south edge of Bendigo, this popular rest stop has a lake, function centre, public toilets, barbecue and picnic facilities and a bmx jumps track.

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Dalmatian and owner at Kennington Reservoir

Kennington Reservoir

Kennington Reservoir is a popular place for bush walking, fishing and having a picnic.

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Water sports at Lake Eppalock

Lake Eppalock

Lake Eppalock is perfect for water based activities and family picnics. Constructed on the Campaspe River in the 1960s, this vast lake has always been popular for boating and water recreation, including waterskiing and fishing.

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Aerial view of Lake Neangars Island

Lake Neangar and Lake Tom Thumb, Eaglehawk

Explore the island and stroll around both lakes. Nearby facilities include Canterbury Park Gardens and Peter Krenz Leisure Centre.

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