Once you arrive in Boort you’ll notice the open expanse of lakes that surround this pretty town on a hill, with a beautiful caravan park sitting along one edge of Little Lake Boort. Life on the lake can be lived at two speeds. Relax on a lilo or take a gentle paddle in a canoe or stand up paddle board. Here inland stand up paddle boarding is really taking off! Or if adrenalin is more your thing bring the speed boat and water skis or wake board for some of the best water sports this side of the Murray.
You can explore one of the most significant landscapes in Victoria that surround the lakes, to discover the Aboriginal scarred trees. Seemingly frozen in time, these trees retain markings where canoes, shelters and carrying vessels were once carved from their trunks. Discover this area for yourself or take a journey with Gulpilill’s Australia to learn of this exceptional heritage and unique ecological environment on our doorstep. As you explore this picturesque landscape you might also be interested in the industrial artwork that feature in the Boort Sculpture By The Lake Trail.
For something curious, travel to Barraport and take in the work of the Spanner Man who creates giant sculptures out of spanners. In the past ten years, John Piccoli’s Spanner Sculptures have grown to over 100 enormous sculptures using over 100,000 of these tools, quite an achievement for the wheelchair-bound artist.
Further along the road is one of the region's farming success stories, Simply Tomatoes and Aussie Wool Quilts. At this farm gate, Marilyn will invite you to camp, dine and watch the making of her range of high quality wool quilt products.
Learn more about Boort here.