City of Wodonga


Lake Hume

The construction of the Lake Hume dam was completed in 1936, when it was the largest dam in the Southern Hemisphere with a shoreline of 365km and a capacity of up to three million megalitres of water.

The wall features a walkway along the top that is safe for children to ride bikes along, offering outstanding views of Lake Hume.

A walk along the Hume dam wall is a must do while in Albury-Wodonga, however, it is not always open to the public.

Lake Hume provides a perfect spot for a variety of water sports including sailing, jet and waterskiing, windsurfing, and fishing.

Its sandy beaches are popular with swimmers and sunbathers, and reserves with barbecue and picnic facilities line its foreshore.

Those who favour water views can capture a stunning perspective of Lake Hume from the Mount Granya and Mount Lawson State Parks at Kurrajong Gap Lookout near Bethanga and Ross's Lookout in Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park.

Apex Park, on the foreshore of Lake Hume near the weir wall, provides visitors with access to a boating ramp, barbecues, picnic facilities and fantastic views of the lake, Bethanga Bridge and Bellbridge townships across the waterway.

A good place to stop on the lake is The Kurrajongs camping area in Mount Lawson State Park near Talgarno, which offers camping, picnic and lookout facilities.

Table Top and Bowna Waters reserves, off the Hume Hwy to the north of Albury on the Murray arm of the lake, have boat ramps, safe swimming areas, picnic and toilet facilities.

The Ebden, Ludlow's and Huon reserves off the Murray Valley Hwy south of Wodonga have boat ramps, safe swimming areas, barbecues, picnic areas and toilets.

Storage levels are monitored by Goulburn-Murray Water. 

An aerial shot of Lake Hume taken in 2011.

Last updated: 23-10-2013

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