Activities

Activities and attractions at Mortlake

The caravan park sits next to Tea Tree Lake, a wetland area which was rejuvenated in 1988 and is now a popular and picturesque public open space.

Nearby activities include:

  • The eight-acre Tea Tree Lake parkland features an historic rotunda and is home to a variety of native animals, including more than 100 species of birds. The lake has been stocked with fish and yabbies.
  • The Avenue of Honour at the eastern entrance to Mortlake is one of the most attractive and significant in rural Victoria. More than 100 cypress trees line the road, standing as testament to the Mortlake residents who joined the World War I and II fighting forces. Plaques bearing the names of the Mortlake residents who fought for their country sit at the base of the trees.
  • The Bluestone Precinct buildings date from the 1850s. The Mortlake History Trail features 22 sites of interest, including the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall (1869), the old Post Office (1864), Courthouse (1864), several churches, the flour mill and a great deal more.
  • Mortlake is the Olivine Capital of Australia. Scoria volcano Mount Shadwell is 1.5 kilometres north of the town and is one of the richest sources of olivine, a mineral known in its gem form as peridot, the birth stone for August.  Mount Shadwell is the perfect place for people of all ages to get their hands dirty and enjoy the thrill of searching for their own piece of olivine.