Lake Tyrrell in northern Victoria is one of those places that you have to make a plan to see. Whilst it’s off a main highway and easy enough to get to, the closest decent sized town is Swan Hill, a mere 75kms away.
The best time to view the lake is dawn/sunrise and sunset/dusk, but it’s also pretty spectacular at night because there’s no light pollution to detract from the stars, and because it’s over 300kms from Melbourne, it’s best to stay close by overnight.
My sunset and sunrise visits on this expedition were less than spectacular but it is only October and the weather isn’t the best. The place has apparently become a bit of a mecca for tourists from South East Asia so I was expecting to have to share the space, but I saw a grand total of 6 other people over a 24 hour period. Hardly the “constant stream” of visitors that broadcast media would have us believe.