Eungella Dam

Attractions Pioneer Valley & Eungella

Phone: 131589


Eungella Dam is a scenic lake fringed by rainforest, the ideal spot for boating and skiing with peaceful natural surrounds. Camping is by self-registration on-site.
No motorbikes allowed.
Fishing permits are required and can be obtained online. (SIP Permits)

Getting there
Eungella Dam is about 2 hours west of Mackay via Eungella.

Take the Peak Downs Highway from Mackay and follow for about 8km till the sign to Eungella Dam (Eungella Dam Road) and follow this for about 70km to the township of Eungella.
From the township of Eungella, take the Eungella Dam Road past Broken River. The last portion of the drive is unsealed, where the landscape turns from rainforest into high country farms. Beware of wandering stock as cows roam free along this road.
The road out to the dam is signed on the southern end of town and about another 24km.

The dam is stocked with Sooty Grunter, Saratoga, Sleepy Cod and Barramundi and is renowned for producing oversized Sooty Grunter. There are no boating restrictions for the dam and small boats can be launched from the boat ramp.

Camping is permitted in the area with facilities available such as cold showers, toilets, barbecues and picnic tables. A second block of public toilets and more picnic tables can be found across the other side of the water, near the dam itself.

Access is by normal vehicle, some dirt road.

Self-registration station located at camping area toilet block or please visit the website listed
$5 per night (Single)
$8 per night per couple
$15 Family 2A 2C
Children under 5 are free
Dogs on leashes allowed.

This campsite is accessable with regular 2wd vehicles (weather permitting)

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet

Map & Directions

Location: Eungella Dam Road, Eungella, Queensland 4757 Australia