Change of conditionsAdd change of condition
No change of conditions applyView all changed conditions for Macedon Regional Park
In the 19th century, the cool climate of the Macedon region was thought to provide a perfect environment for patients suffering tuberculosis. In 1899 a sanatorium was opened a short distance down the Mount from the lake in a building previously used as a private hospital. The lake was built to supply water to a new, larger sanatorium which due to opposition and lack of funding was never built. The original sanatorium closed in 1910 and was later destroyed by fire.
Now, this is a great spot for a picnic. The picnic area has tables and a fireplace.
There are a number of walking and cycling tracks in this area.
Swimming is not permitted in the lake.
Sanitorium Lake Eco-Tourism Trail
This is a great place for a family stroll, with many natural features to see along the way. Signs along the walk and a display board at the lake provide information on the forest environment.
The walk is about 2.5km and passes through several vegetation types, including tall eucalypt forests and a wet fern gully. Access and parking is available at Days Picnic Ground, Lions Head Road carpark and Sanatorium Picnic Ground.