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Sanatorium Lake

Cool, serene, and surrounded by rich flora

PHOTO: Snow at Sanitorium Lake. Photo by local photographer Adam Neylon
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Sanatorium Lake

In the 19th century, the cool climate of the Macedon region was thought to provide a perfect environment for patients suffering tuberculosis. In 1899 a sanatorium was opened a short distance down the Mount from the lake in a building previously used as a private hospital. The lake was built to supply water to a new, larger sanatorium which due to opposition and lack of funding was never built. The original sanatorium closed in 1910 and was later destroyed by fire.

Now, this is a great spot for a picnic. The picnic area has tables and a fireplace.

There are a number of walking and cycling tracks in this area.

Swimming is not permitted in the lake.

How to get to Sanatorium Lake

There is a car park located to the north of the Lake on Lions Head Road. You can also access the Lake via Baringo Road to the South, through the Sanitorium picnic ground.

Sanatorium Lake

Information boards to help you explore

Things to see and do

  • Walking
  • Sightseeing
  • Bird watching

Facilities

  • Information boards
  • Car parking
  • Seating
The path to the lake... You will notice how the flora in the area creates a cooling affect around the lake's paths.
Have a picnic among the tall trees near Sanitorium Lake
So much exploring to do around the lake
Sanitorium Lake
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Macedon Regional Park

So much to explore, only 45 minutes from Melbourne

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  • Gift Shop
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