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.... more
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.... less
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