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

Lake Dyer

Lake Dyer near Laidley Queensland

Lake Dyer is near Laidley, an offstream storage dam providing water for irrigation, filled mainly from diverted flows from Laidley Creek as demand requires. Named Bill Gunn Dam, it was built as an ungated dam with a spillway for excess water to flow over when capacity is exceeded. The level of water normally varies based … 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

Western Trailhead

Work shed at Lilybrook Recreation Area, the Western Trailhead of the Shoreline Trail along Lake Wyaralong

Western Trailhead is the western end of Wyaralong Dam at the Lilybrook Recreation Area and the western end of the 25km Shoreline Trail, operated by SEQ Water. Lilybrook Recreation Area is named after the Lilybrook Homestead located there, built in the 1900s. Lilybrook farm occupied 18 hectares, other buildings included a work shed, machinery and … 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

Lake Baroon (Northern Area)

Lake Baroon is between Maleny and Montville on the Blackall Range. The lake is created from the Baroon Pocket Dam  on the Obi Obi Creek, as a water supply for the Sunshine Coast area. This is the northern recreational area for Lake Baroon and accessed from Montville. Another recreational area is on the southern end … Read more

Baroon Pocket Dam

Baroon Pocket Dam is near Montville, built on Obi Obi Creek, and forming Lake Baroon . The ungated dam was completed in 1989 and is used for potable water supply. A plaque shows it was officially opened in July 1989. The main inflows are from Bridge Creek and Obi Obi Creek, and the dam spillway … Read more

Hinze Dam

Hinze Dam is the Gold Coast’s main water supply for drinking water. The dam is ungated, which means the dam fills to capacity, then spills out over the spillway. Named after the Hinze family who first farmed the area, the dam was first completed in 1976, and then upgraded in 1989 to nearly 4 times … Read more

Maroon Dam

Opened in 1975, Maroon Dam was built to allow expansion of irrigation along Burnett Creek and the Logan River. The dam does not have a gate, so when it reaches capacity water goes over the spillway. The dam at Lake Maroon is open for recreational use, including boating, jet skiing, water skiing (as well as … Read more