Lake Broadwater Conservation Park
Facilities and activities:
Located 30km south west of Dalby, Lake Broadwater is the perfect spot for a picnic under the shady river red and blue gums. Its peaceful setting among cypress pine, brigalow and eucalypts is a haven for waterbirds and native wildlife. A 2km track links the park’s two campsites.
The lake is a renowned waterfowl breeding ground. You can watch a huge variety of waterbirds from the bird hide near the lake’s neck.
The lake covers one-third of the 1,200 hectare site and fills only after heavy rain. When water levels permit, it’s the perfect spot for boating, picnics, swimming and water sports. Facilities include a boat ramp and children’s play ground. Fishing is not permitted.
Don’t miss: With easy access to the water, walking tracks and good facilities, the lake is a great spot to relax and enjoy the natural surrounds. Stay overnight at one of two camping areas, suitable for tent camping, caravans and camper trailers. The Wilga Bush Camping area offers secluded camp sites.
Best short walk: The Red Gum Track will take you 3km around the lake’s perimeter. Allow one hour for the walk, take water with you and a pair of binoculars as you’ll spot many species of birds in the lakeside forest and on the water.
Getting there: From Dalby, drive 20km west along the Moonie Highway, then turn left into Broadwater Road. Drive 9km to the picnic and camping area.