Merlo Lookout Day Visitor Area (Lake Eildon National Park)


Merlo Lookout Day Visitor Area (Lake Eildon National Park)

A stop at Merlo's Lookout is a must! Look out on to the turquoise waters of Wallaby Bay and check out the protruding tip of a homestead that now sits at the bottom of the bay – visible only when water levels are low.

Visitor Tips: Ensure your car is locked and your valuables are out of sight before walking up to Blowhard Spur.

How to get there

Merlo Lookout Day Visitor Area (Lake Eildon National Park)


Viewing Lookout - Cut Section

Need to know

Merlo Lookout Day Visitor Area (Lake Eildon National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No generators
  • No horses
  • No camping
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed


  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Other warnings
    • Vehicles
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Seasonal road closures 2020

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

Blue Green Algae Warning Issued for Lake Eildon

A blue green algae warning for Lake Eildon has been issued today (Friday 17 July2020) due to widespread and consistently present scums of Gomphosphaeria & Dolichospermum Straight (large). Contact with affected water may cause harm to humans and animals. For your safety, we recommend:
  • No swimming
  • No drinking water (unless it is signed as “potable”)
  • No water sports
No dogs in water (in areas where dogs are allowed e.g. Jerusalem Creek Camping Area

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