Lake Awoonga

Lake Awoonga

Feature image from Shaz zam on Street View Lake Awoonga is formed on the Boyne River, around 30 kilometres from Gladstone and 8 kilometres from the Bruce Highway. The lake has lookouts, day use areas, boat ramps, basic free camping, and caravan park camping. Lookout No 1 – Benaraby, Queensland – Google Maps Lookout No … Read more

Lake Borumba

Borumba Dam on Lake Borumba looking from above the boat ramp towards the dam wall

Lake Borumba is formed by Borumba Dam, located west of Imbil and roughly between Amamoor and Kenilworth. It is an un-gated dam built in 1963 and upgraded in 1997, primarily to provide water to the Mary Valley irrigation scheme. The lake is a stocked impound, which means fish are supplied into the dam to provide … Read more

Teddington Weir

View of a weir taken from the causeway, taken at Teddington Weir

Teddington Weir is a dam on Tinana Creek south of Maryborough, first built in 1875. The current weir was last worked on in 1975, having been reconstructed twice after it was first built. The weir holds 3,500 megalitres and is the main storage of water for Maryborough. Tallegalla Weir is further upstream, also built as … Read more

Lake Lenthall

Lake Lenthall camping area, green grass foreground with the lake behind and blue sky with clouds

Lake Lenthall is a recreational and camping area in the Wongi State Forest between Maryborough and Childers in Queensland. It is accessed via a 9 kilometre dirt road from the Bruce Highway which officially is unmaintained, however, we found it to be in very good condition. The first two kilometres was smoother than the highway … Read more

Paradise Dam

View of the lake at Paradise Dam in Queensland

Paradise Dam is on the Burnett River built in 2005 and named from the abandoned ghost town of Paradise the water now covers. The dam has a 300,000 megalitre capacity with a stepped spillway chute. There is a picnic shelter with tables and free BBQs for use next to the kiosk where the basics can … Read more

Wyaralong Dam

Ungated dam wall, at Wyaralong Dam from the mountain bike trail parking area

Wyaralong Dam is an ungated dam on the Teviot Brook at the base of Mt Joyce, west of Beaudesert. The dam was intended for potable water use. The dam was constructed in 2010, and began filling in December just in time for the floods bringing it to capacity in January 2011, even though the dam … Read more

Wappa Dam

Late afternoon dam surface with mountain hills in the background and curved dam wall to the right, Wappa Dam near Yandina

Wappa Dam is on the South Maroochy River, upstream from Yandina. The dam is un-gated, meaning it simply overflows through the spillway once it reaches capacity. The day use area is called Jack Harrison Park, with BBQ and picnic facilities, and toilets with disabled access. There are a few spots to choose from, whether you want … Read more

Baroon Pocket Dam (Southern Area)

View of lake with boat ramp and swimming area, at the Baroon Pocket Dam of Lake Baroon at the North Maleny area

Baroon Pocket Dam at North Maleny is the southern recreational area of Lake Baroon, a water supply area for the Sunshine Coast. There are two recreational areas for Lake Baroon, the northern area  is accessed from Montville near the dam wall  built on the Obi Obi Creek. The southern recreational area accessed from North Maleny … Read more

Cania Dam

View of the Lake at Cania Dam, located north of Monto the lake is stocked with fish for recreational fishing

Cania Dam is located north of Monto and is highly regarded as one of the better dams for fishing, stocked with Australian bass, golden perch, silver perch, and saratoga. As a stocked dam, a SIPS permit is required for fishing, which helps fund the dam to have fish stock added to the dam for recreational … Read more

Lake Cressbrook

Lake Cressbrook is a water supply dam for Toowoomba, one of three together with Lake Perseverance  and Cooby Dam. The lake was completed in 1983, to replace much of the bore water previously required for Toowoomba’s water supply. The lakes are below the altitude of Toowoomba, so they require pumping. The water pump at Lake Cressbrook … Read more