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Wivenhoe Dam

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Sunday visit to the Dam

Drove up during weekend from Gold Coast end and it was a longer journey than I thought but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Water views and breezes

A beautiful place to visit on a hot day as the water views and breezes will lift your spirit, as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove up during weekend from Gold Coast end and it was a longer journey than I thought but pleasant. Showed just how far the water is backed up which is a looong way for this dam. It's size and capacity is amazing. Parked for light...More

Thank ColinC1575
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful place to visit on a hot day as the water views and breezes will lift your spirit, as will the birdlife and serenity. Good roads, bbqs, picnic shelters and amenities. A lovely country drive with option to return via Mt Glorious and D'Aguilar...More

Thank mickangi2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful serene area, disappointing to drive all that distance to be met at every entrance with no dogs allowed. I understand in busy areas or eating areas but really when the dogs are on leash well away from other people? This is a country area...More

2  Thank michelle w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely day trip, just amazing to see when the dam is nearly full. A lovely cafe wis next to the dam and we stopped and had lunch, it was very busy. Overall a good experience.

Thank Kaye C
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Wivenhoe Dam offers many options. The most popular spots can be very crowded, so we avoid them. It's pretty easy, with a liitle practice, to find a secluded inlet for a family BBQ. Suggest pack a portable gas cooker and explore. Its worth a drive...More

1  Thank Lizpeterv11
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Perfect for a relaxing day or a daynnon the water. Take the kids for a picnic or go the the restaurant for lunch with a great view.

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 16 July 2018

If you want to spend a day away from people, this is the place to go. There is a big bbq area where you always find a spot. The view of the lake is pretty and the place is so peaceful!

Thank Simona C
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Driving from Brisbane along the Brisbane Valley Hwy we pass through the small town of Fernvale where we usually have a Merlo coffee at Cafe Kiks. Then back on the road again we drive across the dam wall overlooking the huge Wivenhoe lake. You can...More

Thank diana w
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Have been there a few times in the past. Nice drive from Brisbane. You can stop along the way in small towns and can take a picnic. Lovely way to spend a weekend day.

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This is a lovely drive from Brisbane and you travel through some of the Countryside as well, which is a nice change from being in the city all the time, you definitely need a car. It is well worth it and take a picnic lunch,...More

Thank S6526UEthomasr
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David H
23 April 2018|
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Response from Melinda C | Reviewed this property |
I saw boats out in certain parts of the Dam, but it is probably best to check with SEQ Water.
12 April 2018|
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Response from ArcticTurtle | Reviewed this property |
Not immediately close by but there is one in the vicinity, the whole complex is quite large... closes mid afternoon.
Patrick M
4 January 2017|
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Response from sunnyside2525 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry rules change and no dogs are allowed in the picnic area.