Calembeen Park’s two beautiful lakes are home to birdlife and waterlily displays. There is also a toddlers’ pool at the site, which is open during the summer months. Chinese miners first mined here for shallow alluvial gold between the 1850s and 1860s and it became a Chinese settlement.

The first recorded use for swimming was around 1910 and Calambeen Park’s lakes are now popular for swimming, fishing, walking and cycling. The restoration of the historic dive tower in recent years has seen many visitors return to the reserve. It is also home to the public art piece ‘My Dearest’, which can be found along the walking trail around the lake. A multi-level dive tower is a dominant feature along the water’s edge.

The swimming lake at Calembeen Park has a depth ranging from 1 – 30 metres with a sudden, steep drop – exercise caution when swimming and always supervise children.

There is a safer, shallow section of the lake off to the side which is great for children.

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