This is the Lake almost like a little sea; just accross the road. I have never been there, but my Mother said although the whole area is very beautiful, she felt hemmed in and the darkness of the lake and sky overwhelmed her. Most Australiand are used to big bright brassy blue skies, and a feeling of space and distance. Although it is too hot at times, a couple of days of heavy rain and overcast and we are looking for signs of the sun breaking through.
I guess its not just your ancestry which affects you...like a genetic race memory (Jung) but also the influence of the land you grew to adulthood in.
Lots of people from Europe/ the British Isles find the open spaces threatening. But still its beautiful.