Looking for a gorgeous place to stretch your legs or have a picnic. There is approximately 3.09km track to walk around these tranquil lakes in the 35 hectare park. A place for bird watchers and photographers alike to enjoy. Part of the trail you can go past the historical Sale Powder Magazine which was used to safely store explosive powder.
Lake Guyatt is the smaller of the two lakes which acts as an overflow for the sister Lake Gutheridge which was once a bog. The lake was converted into a lake by mayor Nehemiah Gutheridge. Both are beautiful and attract the waterbirds. It is a delight to see the waterbirds as you stroll around the lakes.
We enjoyed strolling around the lakes. Part of the trail is a boardwalk and above hanging from the trees were hundreds of bats. The noise they made was incredible. We watched with awe as they hung with their wings spread out basking in the sunshine whilst others were huddled up.
As we strolled around the lake we took the time to appreciate the aboriginal signage providing insights in the life of the Aborigines which were dotted along the pathway. We viewed the Sale Powder Magazine which looked like a cottage in the middle of park land. If we hadn’t had lunch it would’ve been the perfect spot to stop for a picnic and take in the beauty.
Facilities at Lake Gutheridge/Guyatt
Within easy walking distance you can reach the Botanical Gardens, Swimming Complex, Powder Magazine and Environmental play area.
- Walking trail
- Picnic/BBQ area
- Play area
- Wooden maze
Nearby places to explore
- Swing Bridge, Sale
- Sale Powder Magazine
- Port of Sale
- Sale Common Wetland
- Lake Gutheridge/Guyatt, Sale
- River Heritage and Wetlands Trail, Sale
- Golden Beach
- Seaspray Beach
Places we explored in Gippsland Region
We visited the lakes as part of our 4 day journey exploring some of the scenic Gippsland Region. Our time was way to short, however we knew this and we plan to return to continue our journey through this magnificent region and ensure we take a minimum of a couple of weeks to really see what is on offer.
Click on the below links of some of the wonderful places we explored:
- Buchan Reserve, Buchan
- Little River Falls, Wulgulmerang East
- Little River Gorge, Wulgulmerang East
- McKillops Bridge, Deddick Valley
- Ambyne Suspension Bridge, Deddick Valley
- Pettmans Beach, Lake Tyers
- Shelleys Beach, Lake Tyers
Lake Gutheridge/Guyatt Location
Lake Gutheridge/Guyatt is situated in the Gippsland Region of Victoria.
- McIntosh Drive, Sale, Victoria 3850
- Approximately 214km, 2hrs 40mins from Melbourne CBD (with tolls)
- Approximately 107km, 1hr 25mins from Lakes Entrance
Have you explored this beautiful part of Sale, if you have we’d love to hear about your experiences. Perhaps you could suggest a place you recommend we should explore.