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Wivenhoe Dam

Brisbane Valley Road, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3035 5500
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I got harassed by a police woman for taking a picture on the dam. Very pretty lake with a nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ma S
Worth A Visit

You only need to do it the once but it does provide some insight to an important piece of Brisbane... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
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Brisbane Valley Road, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got harassed by a police woman for taking a picture on the dam. Very pretty lake with a nice reststop.

Thank Ma S
Reviewed 28 October 2017

You only need to do it the once but it does provide some insight to an important piece of Brisbane infrastructure. Good to visit if you were involved with the floods a few years back.

Thank ArcticTurtle
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Wivenhoe dam is a great place for a picnic, boating, skiing and fishing. The scenery is well worth a visit.

Thank sunnyside2525
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very peaceful and excellent for kayaking. There is a lakeside restaurant nearby where lunch and drinks may be enjoyed .. excellent

Thank NiftyNorm
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Great drive from Brisbane. Suggest the scenic drive over mt glorious to get there. Picnic grounds at cormorant bay are fantastic. Clean electric BBQ. Plenty of tables and parking. Clean toilets and big playgrounds. Very well maintained and great view from tables.

Thank MandyandTim
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Great to see, breathtaking in fact. Huge expanse of water and lovely cafe there, worth the drive. Would revisit.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

It is wonderful, love going there,, the whole place is just magnificent, go and see. There's always people in their kayaks, and very popular for camping.

Thank Jan F
Reviewed 30 July 2017

If you are a freshwater fisherman, this is the place for BIG BASS in the Brisbane area. Fish are big and fat. Lures of baits. Now is a great time!!

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Love going to Wivenhoe dam for the drive. We like to stop at the Fernvale bakery on the way. Prefer to do the drive mid week as the road is not as busy. Weekends there's more motorist doing the similar drive especially motorbikes that are...More

Thank v_milham
Reviewed 8 June 2017

My family had a small farm around the area, so I grew up coming out here on weekends and holidays. It's a lovely spot, only about an hour from Brisbane. It can get very hot and dry in the summer, but it's lovely in the...More

Thank Kelly B
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Patrick M
4 January 2017|
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Response from Joan H | Reviewed this property |
No, I'm afraid not
Boyet B
29 March 2016|
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Response from Harold C | Reviewed this property |
Nets are permitted, however THE fun of fishing is the act. I strongly recommend you use a line, relax and enjoy all Wivenhoe has to offer in terms of fun fishing.
Boyet B
29 March 2016|
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Response from WayneP290 | Reviewed this property |
No - cast netting etc. is banned in fresh water dams in Queensland. Refer to the somerset fishing website for further details on size & catch limits etc. You can have four pots / cannister traps etc. per person though.