Gong Gong Reservoir Park

Large Grassed Area Large grassed area Tables and Chairs Tables and chairs
Car Parking Car parking BBQ BBQ
No Confetti No Confetti Toilets Toilets*
Bike Riding Bike riding No Dogs No dogs

Situated only 10 minutes drive from the Ballarat CBD, Gong Gong Reservoir Park is set in natural bush surrounds. There are scenics views, picnic and BBQ facilities with toilet facilities available on weekends.

Located within Gong Gong Reservoir Park along the Yarowee River is the Catchment Habitat and Water Trail. This native area contains a valuable collection of native plants, interesting geological features and allows for stunning self-guided bushwalks along the river.

Getting there

The entrance to the reservoir park is on the Daylesford-Ballarat Rd. Get there by taking exit C292 from the Western Hwy, or from Ballarat go via Victoria St (C805), turn left into Water St (C292), then turn right onto the Daylesford Rd exit.

*Toilets: The public toilets at Gong Gong are closed, but can be opened on request for an event or function by contacting us on 1800 061 514. Please note: alternate toilets are available at Kirks Reservoir Park.

Opening hours


Month(s) Hours
Jan-Feb 8.00am-8.30pm
Mar 8.00am-7.30pm
Apr 8.00am-6.00pm
May-Aug 8.00am-5.00pm
Sept 8.00am-6.30pm
Oct 8.00am-7.00pm
Nov 8.00am-8.00pm
Dec 8.00am-8.30pm


Weddings and events

The park is ideal for wedding ceremonies and community events – but it’s important you book well in advance.

  • Although events and weddings are booked in advance, we cannot guarantee exclusive access to the area as Gong Gong Reservoir Park is a public place.
  • A ‘take home rubbish’ policy exists in the park so please take your rubbish with you when you leave.
  • No confetti is to be used in the park or gardens, including the carpark.
  • Total fire ban days - the park is closed.
  • During extreme weather events (hail/thunderstorms/high winds, for example), we reserve the right to close the parks for public safety. We will endeavour to contact you if you have an event booked.


How to book

In order to avoid overcrowding in the gardens we request some information about the duration and nature of your event, wedding or guided tour.

Please be aware that bookings will only be considered for events that meet our published guidelines.

To make a booking:

Step 1: Go to our events calendar to find out if the date and time are available. Events calendar

Step 2: Download an application form and return it to us via email or post to:

Communications and Engagement

Central Highlands Water

PO Box 152

Ballarat VIC 3353

Step 3: We will contact you to confirm your booking.

All wedding and event applications are considered on a monthly basis. Please ensure you submit your application by the last Friday of the month. We consider these applications on the first Monday of every month.