Thetis Lake Regional Park features 833 hectares of lakes, swamp, forest, and hilltops, and sandy beaches that front the park’s two heavily indented lakes.
Located in View Royal on the west side of Victoria, about 12 km from the city centre, this park is popular with paddlers, hikers, naturalists, and anglers, as the lakes are stocked with catchable Rainbow Trout. In spring, the park is ablaze with a dazzling display of wildflowers. Swimming is unsupervised, as lifeguard service is not provided in regional parks in Victoria.
Dominating the park is Thetis Lake, which consists of Upper Thetis and Lower Thetis, connected by a narrow culvert. Paddlers may reach the more remote beaches of the lakes and can explore the many bays and small islands that are a feature of Thetis Lake.