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Fairbairn Dam

Emerald, Queensland, Australia
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The highlight (if you don't have a boat/kayak etc) is the drive across the dam wall - pretty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tomitch98
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Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
Fairbairn Dam

This is a very clean, beautiful water way. Lots of Redclaw to catch, and a good clean area for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
anncurtis571
,
Cairns, Australia
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good53%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
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“red claw” (18 reviews)
“caravan park” (13 reviews)
“water sports” (7 reviews)
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Emerald, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The highlight (if you don't have a boat/kayak etc) is the drive across the dam wall - pretty special. If you are after some red claw the place is full of them.

Thank tomitch98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very clean, beautiful water way. Lots of Redclaw to catch, and a good clean area for swimming. Very easy to launch boat into the Dam. Lots of parking, and a lovely area for a barbecue or picnic.

Thank anncurtis571
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a definite while in the Emerald area whether it be a day visit or whether one stays at the caravan park out there. Make the time!

Thank Dianne J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An easy place to get to from both highways (south and west), with a continuous drive, and a number of places to stop to take in the magnificent scenery, the water and the dam construction.

Thank Ianfors8
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Worth a visit if your visiting Emerald good fishing and picnic areas great sunsets and can swim in dam if it is hot can put boats in as well👍🏻

Thank trevor_riddick
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to enjoy a picnic with friends ample of room. Kiosk with beer and food avaliable nearby.

Thank slsummerill
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Construction works underway but a beautiful place to visit. The drive over the bridge was delightful and once at the other end, the view is pleasant. Love the colour of water.

Thank dakini207
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Didn't actually know this was here, we were looking for caravan park. Pretty amazing to stumble on, pulled up for lunch near the spillway.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Easy to get to from Emerald and well worth the visit. We had a picnic breakfast overlooking lake Maraboon which is low on water atm. It's a little untidy (long grass) around the picnic area, but the view and the serenity made up for it....More

Thank Kelvin J
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Was impressed with the whole Dam/Lake experience. Took some good snaps of the dam. Definitely a must visit if you are passing through Emerald.

Thank Nelson F
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Susanne R
5 September 2015|
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Response from David O | Reviewed this property |
As many as you can catch within the trap limit. Just check with a local as I don't eat them, but I thought it was 10 traps.
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Gloria L
22 July 2015|
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Response from Gloria L |
Yes please
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