Lake Bullen Merri – South Beach

Find your own space on this crystal clear volcanic lake on the southern outskirts of Camperdown.

Lake Bullen Merri`s clover like shape is a legacy of its volcanic past; the lake was formed from the remains of three adjoining craters. Dark volcanic sands frame the beautiful waterway providing a wonderful venue for picnicking, walking, boating, fishing, water skiing and swimming. Visit on the weekends for a hive of local activity or take some time out midweek to listen to the lapping of waves on her ancient shores.

Access Information

  • Accessible parking at South Beach
  • Fully Accessible toilets located at South Beach Reserve
  • Accessible fishing platform for those wanting to cast a line
  • Dogs are permitted on leashes, click here for more information on dog friendly options.


  • Your pick of black volcanic sandy banks that encircle the lake, jetty or boat!

Species: rainbow and brown trout, chinook and atlantic salmon, Australian bass

Access: Good access for water craft, bank and jetty fishing


Click here for species list 

Accommodation Nearby

Things To Do Nearby

Places To Eat & Drink

Red Robin Cafe


Camperdown WellNest


Camperdown bakery


Hampden Hotel


Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.