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Bjelke-Petersen Dam - Murgon

Bjelke-Petersen Dam - Murgon
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Bjelke-Petersen Dam - Murgon
Bjelke-Petersen Dam - Murgon

Situated 15 kilometres from Murgon in the South Burnett, Lake Barambah, also known as Bjelke-Petersen Dam, is a popular area for recreational freshwater fishing, boating, picnicking and camping, with facilities many would envy. Picnic areas, barbecues, and a boat ramp with large car park make this the ideal place to wet a line.

The Bjelke-Petersen Dam covers 2,500 hectares, and holds 1,450,000 megalitres of water, used for irrigation and water supply to the towns of Murgon and Cherbourg.

Koalas, wallabies and kangaroos can be seen around the lake while the birdlife includes black swans, ducks, pelicans and cormorants.

Bjelke-Petersen Dam hosts a major annual fishing competition, over the first weekend in October, attracting thousands of anglers - all seeking that elusive 'biggest catch'.

Facilities for Bjelke-Petersen Dam

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Coach Parking
  • Guide
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area

Experiences around Murgon

  • Caravan and Camping
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife

Whats close? (direct line)


4.9 km   Barambah Bush Caravan Park
8.3 km   Barambah Lodge Bed and Breakfast
21.6 km   Hillview Cottages
22.6 km   Redrock On Booie
23.3 km   Crane Winery Bed and Breakfast
23.5 km   Deshons Retreat
27.9 km   Rock-Al-Roy Bed and Breakfast
28.8 km   Room Motels Kingaroy
29.4 km   Peppertree Cabins Kingaroy
29.5 km   Motel Oasis


3.8 km   Clovely Estate Vineyard
12.5 km   Coronation Park
12.5 km   Wondai Heritage Museum
12.5 km   Wondai Regional Art Gallery
12.8 km   Dingo Creek Park
13.7 km   Boat Mountain Conservation Park
15.0 km   Goomeri War Memorial Clock
20.4 km   Wooroolin Wetland
23.3 km   Crane Wines
26.9 km   Apex Park and Lookout
27.1 km   Carroll Nature Reserve Kokoda Track
27.8 km   Kingaroy Rotary Park
28.0 km   Kingaroy Heritage Museum
28.1 km   Birdwatching in the South Burnett
28.1 km   South Burnett Wine Trail
28.3 km   Kumbia Federation Heritage Centre
28.5 km   Taste South Burnett
28.6 km   Kingaroy Memorial Park
28.6 km   Kingaroy Shire Art Gallery
28.6 km   Kingaroy Soldiers Memorial Rotunda
28.7 km   Kingaroy Lions Park
29.4 km   Mount Wooroolin
29.8 km   Gordonbrook Dam
30.6 km   Burnett War Museum


3.4 km   The Ration Shed Reconciliation Fun Run


7.7 km   South Burnett Visitor Information Centre - Murgon
12.8 km   South Burnett Region Timber Industry Museum and Wondai Visitor Information Centre
28.1 km   South Burnett Visitor Information Centre, Art and Heritage Precinct - Kingaroy



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