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Enjoy a picnic at Bjelke-Petersen Dam
Bjelke-Petersen Dam from Cherbourg Emu Farm
Bjelke-Petersen Dam
Map of Bjelke-Petersen Dam
Lake Barambah
Queensland 4605 Australia

Bjelke-Petersen Dam
Murgon, South Burnett Area

Free Entry

07 4168 4746


Situated 15 kilometres from Murgon in the South Burnett, Lake Barambah, also known as Bjelke-Petersen Dam, is a popular area for recreational freshwater fishing, boating, picnicking and camping, with facilities many would envy. Picnic areas, barbecues, and a boat ramp with large car park make this the ideal place to wet a line.

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The Bjelke-Petersen Dam covers 2,500 hectares, and holds 1,450,000 megalitres of water, used for irrigation and water supply to the towns of Murgon and Cherbourg.

Koalas, wallabies and kangaroos can be seen around the lake while the birdlife includes black swans, ducks, pelicans and cormorants.

Bjelke-Petersen Dam hosts a major annual fishing competition, over the first weekend in October, attracting thousands of anglers - all seeking that elusive 'biggest catch'.

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Property Details


  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Guide
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area


  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Water Skiing
    Water Skiing
  • Swimming

Open Times

Note: All day, everyday.

Other Information

Children are welcome.

Disabled toilets are available.

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Pets need to be on a leash.

How To Get There

13 kilometres from Murgon and the Barambah Road.

Free Entry

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