Currently, there are only four reasons to leave home in Moorabool: for food and essential supplies; for study or work; for care and healthcare; and for exercise or outdoor recreation.

Pykes Creek Reservoir

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Pykes Creek Reservoir
Pykes Creek Reservoir
Pykes Creek Reservoir

Located west of Melbourne near Ballan, Pykes Creek Reservoir is a popular destination. Activities on offer at this picturesque location including picnics, swimming, boating, jet skiing, fishing, birdwatching and walking.

Anglers will enjoy the challenge of hooking brown trout which tend to grow up to about 1.5 kilograms in the reservoir. Small redfin are also in abundance.

Nature-lovers and birdwatchers will enjoy walking along the reservoir to see the range and beauty of wildlife on offer. Keep an eye out for birds including the wedge-tailed eagle, great egret and red-necked stint, as well as frogs, kangaroos, wombats, sugar gliders, snakes and lizards. Plant life is also in abundance with a large range of native trees and grasses surrounding the reservoir.

Facilities include BBQ areas, toilets, picnic tables and a playground. Those participating in water activities will enjoy the convenience of a boat ramp for launching their boat, kayak or jet ski however are encouraged to check water levels prior to visiting the Pykes Creek. Dogs on-lead are welcome.

Located on a tributary of the Werribee River, Pykes Creek Reservoir provides water for use within the Bacchus Marsh and Werribee Irrigation Districts.


  • BBQ Areas
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Bushwalking
  • Disabled access
  • Fishing
  • Picnic Areas
  • Playground
  • Swimming
  • Toilets
  • Walking tracks


Physical Address: 
Pykes Creek Reservoir
Western Highway
Myrniong VIC 3341

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Last Updated:

Thursday, 16 June, 2016 - 13:20