Lake Lascelles, Hopetoun VIC, Australia
Lake Lascelles in Hopetoun is a mecca for walkers, swimmers, boating enthusiasts, bird watchers and fishermen, and has beautiful clean water from the Grampians Wimmera Mallee pipeline, which means there is future reliability that the Lake will always have water. This great holiday destination has become an economic benefit to the local town, and what once was a luxury when it was filled from time to time is now an essential resource that assists in the wellbeing of all who live in the district and the many travellers who visit.
Wyperfeld National Park, Wyperfeld Entrance Road, Yaapeet VIC, Australia
Located in the flat, semi-arid north-western corner of Victoria, Wyperfeld is one of Australia's most fascinating national parks.
The central feature of this huge park is a chain of lake beds connected by Outlet Creek, the northern extension of the Wimmera River. The lakes only fill when the Wimmera River over-supplies Lake Hindmarsh to the south of Lake Albacutya. When it rains the semi-arid landscape is transformed by tiny desert plants that sprout from long-dormant seeds, carpeting the ground with clusters of flowers.