How to get to Lake Bolac

Lake Bolac is 223 kilometres from Melbourne CBD
You can reach Lake Bolac by car or train & bus

By Car

Lake Bolac is 223 kilometers away from Melbourne CBD and will take approximately 2hr 40mins to drive. There are 2 options you can choose from; via Beaufort or through Ballarat:

Step by step directions via the Beaufort (229 km): 

Take the M1 from Southbank from Queen St, Queens Bridge St and Power St
Take National Highway M8 to Weighbridge Rd in Windermere
Take Ballarat-Carngham Road/C296, Carngham-Streatham Road and Glenelg Hwy/B160 to Mortlake-Ararat Road/C148 in Lake Bolac

Step by step directions through Ballarat (215 km): 

Take the M1 in Southbank from Queen St, Queens Bridge St and Power St
Continue on M1.
Take National Highway M8 to Glenelg Hwy/Hertford St/B160 in Sebastopol
Follow Glenelg Hwy/B160 to Mortlake-Ararat Road/C148 in Lake Bolac

By Train & Bus

Bus & Train via Melbourne:

Train services operated by V/Line are available from Melbourne to Ballarat on the hour where you can take the V/Line Bus service to Lake Bolac twice daily at 10am or 7:50pm

The Melbourne to Ballarat train line departs from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne's CBD.

Train times vary and are not available 24/7.

Click here to plan your journey.

For train & bus stops and timetables, please visit

Websiteptv.vic.gov.au
Phone:   1800 800 007

 

Bus & Train via Adelaide:

The Overland Train offers 2 weekly services, Monday & Friday, from Adelaide to Ararat where you can take the 30 minute V/Line Bus service to Lake Bolac the following day, at 2.20pm on a Tuesday or at 8.40pm on a Saturday. 

The Adelaide to Ararat train line departs from the Adelaide Parklands Terminal on the outskirts of Adelaide's CBD.

Train times vary and are not available 24/7.

Click here to plan your journey.

For train stops and timetables, please visit Journey Beyond Rail
Phone:   1800 703 357

For bus stops and timetables, please visit

Websiteptv.vic.gov.au
Phone:   1800 800 007