Murgon, South Burnett Area
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'.