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Gordonbrook Dam
Kingaroy, South Burnett Area

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07 4189 9180
www.southburnettholidays.com.au

Description

Gordonbrook Dam is situated 20 kilometres from Kingaroy. Travel 11 kilometres north along the Bunya Highway from Kingaroy and after passing through Memerambi township, take the next left turn along Recreation Drive for nine kilometres to the Dam. The road is mainly bitumen with small stretches of good quality dirt road.

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The Dam is the sole source of water supply for Kingaroy; it was built in 1941 to provide water for the Royal Australian Air Force Training Base during WWII. In 1987 due to increased demand the dam wall was raised and the inundated area is now 229 hectares.

There is plenty to enjoy at the dam, take time to enjoy the beautiful views of the dam from either the viewing platform or the variety of walking tracks along the waters edge. Enjoy a picnic at the tables provided and use the wood fired barbecues.

The dam provides a haven for over 100 different species of birds. Bring your binoculars and camera to record sightings. The area is a significant migratory water bird site with sightings of Jacanas, White Breasted Sea Eagles and Pygmy Geese as well as the more common water birds such as Black Ducks and Egrets.

Camping is not permitted at the dam and fishing, sailing, boating and water skiing are only permitted when there is no blue/green algae present in the water.

The Kingaroy Shire Council in conjunction with community groups has started introducing original river species back to these areas. Pockets of revegetation are also evident in the immediate area.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform

Activities

  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Further Details:
Please phone the South Burnett Visitor Information Centre - Kingaroy or Kingaroy Shire Council to check if fishing is allowed at the dam. Fishing permits are required.

How To Get There:
Travel north from Kingaroy along the Bunya Highway until just after Memerambi where there will be a sign to turn left into Gordonbrook Dam. The road out to the Dam is a dirt road.


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Gordonbrook Dam - Print Brochure
Map of Gordonbrook Dam
Recreation Drive
Kingaroy
Queensland 4610 Australia

Contact Details

07 4189 9180

 

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