Hobsons Bay City Council - Cherry Lake Altona

Cherry Lake Altona

Cherry Lake Altona

Cherry Lake has a 3.5 kilometre walking and cycling trail around the lake as well as a children's playground and picnic and barbecue area.

The lake provides habitats for a range of native birds including pelicans, swans and swamp hens.

Strands of Chaffy Saw Sedge at the western end of the lake provide habitat for the Altona Skipper Butterfly.

The lake, which is managed by Melbourne Water, is a flood retarding basin created in the 1970s to help prevent flooding of the rapidly expanding Altona residential area.



  • Toilets
  • Car park
  • Picnic shelter
  • Playground
  • Drinking taps
  • Seating
  • Free electric barbecue.



Millers Road, Altona

Melways: 53 K9



Alternate entrance via Fresno Street, Altona.


Getting There

Train: Cherry Lake is approximately 15 minutes walk from Altona Station or Seaholme Station.

Cycling: There is an off-road cycle path linking to the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail on the eastern side of Millers Road.



Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.


Friends of Cherry Lake

The Friends of Cherry Lake help to care for the habitat and hold a number of planting days each year. For more information call tel: 9398 2412 or have a look at upcoming conservation activities.

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