Victorian lakeside paradise up for auction

THE auction of a tightly-held Lake Boga property is expected to draw large interest, with more than 100 people attending its first open inspection.

High on a bank, with private beachfront and panoramic water views, 27 Hayes Rd at Lake Boga is just a 15 minute drive to Swan Hill in north-west Victoria.

“That part of the lake isn’t easily accessible to the public as it’s fairly private and concealed,” Ray White Swan Hill principal Cameron Smits said.

“From the house, green grass rolls down to the lake, there’s a retaining wall and off that is the beach.

“On this section of the high bank, there’s probably only around 20 properties and few enjoy this sort of elevation.”

Doug and Jean Lowe purchased the 2445sq m lakefront property in 1991.

“It’s an absolutely amazing place to live,” Ms Lowe said.

“You’re right here on the lake so you walk down to the grass, onto the beach and you’re at the water.

“Somebody once said to me, ‘It’s like you’re on holidays every day here Jean’.”

Lake Boga was Australia’s principal flying boat base during World War II, and a short walk along the foreshore from Hayes Rd is the Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum.

Mr Smits said the township, with a population of around 730 people, is experiencing good growth.

“It’s a very active community, as the lake is a hub for water skiing, fishing, sailing and the likes,” Mr Smits said.

“There’s a fantastic school, great footy club, tennis and plenty of camping spots.”

The property at 27 Hayes Rd includes two houses – a custom-built four-bedroom brick residence plus a self-contained one-bedroom unit.

“We’ve had some properties along the lake in the past for sale, but none in this stunning location,” Mr Smits said.

“We’re expecting somewhere in the early to mid $700,000 price range, which is unheard of.”

The on-site auction of 27 Hayes Rd, Lake Boga is scheduled for Friday, March 23 at 6.30pm (AEDT).