Moorabool 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
No Dogs No dogs    

Located on the banks of the Moorabool River and overlooking the reservoir, the Moorabool Reservoir Park provides a beautiful recreation area with BBQs and picnic facilities provided. 

The historic Moorabool Lodge is situated in the park along with a charming garden surrounded by large trees. Moorabool Lodge is available for small events and can be booked through the "The Friends of Moorabool" (a group of volunteers who maintain the gardens and Lodge).


Getting there

The entrance to the reservoir park is on Spargo Creek Rd. Get there by taking the Wallace exit off the Western Hwy. Follow the signs for Springbank and merge onto Ormond Rd. Turn right onto Springbank Rd and then turn left onto Spargo-Creek Rd.


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


The gardens provide a lovely setting for photos, picnics and barbecues. 

  • Although events  in the park are booked in advance, we cannot guarantee exclusive access to the area as Moorabool 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 and Lodge are 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


Moorabool Lodge: How to book

For general lodge enquiries and or to book the lodge, please contact ‘The Friends of the Moorabool’ community group on 5334 0292

More information


Reservoir Park: How to book

In order to avoid overcrowding in the park 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 an event or wedding booking in the park:

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.