Visiting Coalstoun Lakes safely
Turn off the Isis Highway 20km south of Biggenden or 4km north of the township of Coalstoun Lakes into Crater Lakes Road. Follow the vehicle access track, approximately 1km, through a grassy paddock to the beginning of the walk up the northern crater. A car park is provided at the end of the road.
- Plan ahead—let a responsible person know of your itinerary, and emergency plan if things go wrong.
- Carry enough drinking water, food, first-aid kit and mobile phone.
- Never walk alone—if something happens to you someone in your group can go for help.
- Protect yourself from the sun—wear adequate sunscreen and insect repellent.
- When the lakes contain water, the water is shallow and sometimes stagnant. For you safety stay out of the water.
- Do not leave valuables unattended.
In an emergency
In case of accident or other emergency please:
- Call Triple Zero (000).
- Advise the location and nature of the emergency.
- Stay on the phone until you are told to hang up.
Mobile phone reception can be limited in the park.
The nearest hospital is in Biggenden.
For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.
- Wear sunscreen, a hat and protective clothing to avoid being scratched by prickly shrubs in the vine thicket.
- Bring adequate food and drinking water.
- Bring binoculars for viewing wildlife.
Domestic animals are not permitted in Coalstoun Lakes National Park.
Climate and weather
Coalstoun Lakes and Biggenden area enjoys a mild, subtropical climate. The average daily temperature range is 20°C to 33°C in summer and 7°C to 24°C in winter.
For more information see the tourism information links.
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.