Quick Overview of Lake Moogerah:
Lake Moogerah is a huge lake located in the heart of the Scenic Rim that is popular for camping, boating, swimming, bush walking and much more
What Is It
Located only an hours drive from Brisbane in the heart of the Scenic Rim, you will find the huge, picturesque Lake Moogerah where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city into a tranquil paradise of beautiful, glassy waters and amazing views of surrounding mountains.
Moogerah Lake is a popular destination for those who enjoy water sports such as waterskiiing, fishing, canoeing, sailing and swimming. If you don’t have a boat, fret not as the nearby Lake Moogerah Caravan Park hires out small boats, kayaks, paddles boards and more!
The massive 827 hectare lake is made possible by a 315 thousand cubic meter dam wall constructed in 1959 that holds back the 83,765 megalitre reservoir when at full capacity.
As we discovered, the dam wall also conveniently makes a great place to take some amazing photos of the local scenery! Across the dam wall you will also find Mount Edwards – a huge walking trail and hike
If you’re into fishing, the lake is stocked with Australian Bass, Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Mary River Cod and Saratoga, however make sure you grab a permit prior to fishing by visiting the QLD Goverment Website Here. Bait can also be purchased from the Lake Moogerah Caravan Park.
If you look closely in the picture below, you’ll notice some little black spots in the water. Its difficult to tell from the photo, but these are turtles! We seen hundreds of them from the dam wall, swimming around in the tranquil waters below.
Surrounding the lake you will find various camping grounds, picnic areas, boat ramps, electric and wood barbeque’s, playgrounds, toilets, showers and more, making Lake Moogerah a great destination for day trips or for longer stays.
There is plenty more to see and do in the area including bush walks throughout the surrounding mountains, wineries and lavender farms within 10km, as well as shopping, pubs and restaurants and the nearby Boonah and Aratula towns.
How Do I Get There
Lake Moogerah is located on Lake Moogerah rd, off the Cunningham Highway. For more information check out the map below:
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