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Lake Awoonga

Benaraby, Gladstone Area

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Located 30 kilometres from Gladstone, Lake Awoonga boasts excellent recreation facilities and spectacular lake and mountain views.

Enthusiastic anglers come to Lake Awoonga to catch the famed barramundi, of which almost 4 million have been released. The largest caught in April 2007 and weighing in at a hefty 33.3 kilograms! The great news is that you can fish for barramundi all year round! Fingerlings are released each year, including barramundi, mullet and mangrove jack. It is believed that Lake Awoonga is the highest stocked lake in Australia for Mangrove Jack.

Alternatively, hire a houseboat or kayak, take a scenic trip on a seaplane, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Feathered, furry or scaled, Lake Awoonga is home to a thriving array of animals, many of which are of conservation significance.

Open Times

Note: Boat Ramp and Water access is open 24 hours. Recreation areas open 0700 to 2000. Recreation users are advised that because of fluctuating water levels, submerged hazards do exist.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park

Other Information

Accessibility:

Disabled parking is available and access to most areas is possible, with some assistance.

Children:

Lake Awoonga caters for people of all ages. There are playgrounds for children as well as safe swimming areas (no lifeguards).
Lake Awoonga
Benaraby, Gladstone Area
Queensland
Australia

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Lake Awoonga

Benaraby, Gladstone Area
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Located 30 kilometres from Gladstone, Lake Awoonga boasts excellent recreation facilities and spectacular lake and mountain views. Enthusiastic anglers come to Lake Awoonga to catch the famed barramundi, of which almost 4 million have been released. The largest caught in April 2007 and weighing in at a hefty 33.3 kilograms! The great news is that you can fish for barramundi all year round! Fingerlings are released each year, including barramundi, mullet and mangrove jack. It is believed that Lake Awoonga is the highest stocked lake in Australia for Mangrove Jack. Alternatively, hire a houseboat or kayak, take a scenic trip on a seaplane, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Feathered, furry or scaled, Lake Awoonga is home to a thriving array of animals, many of which are of conservation significance.

Calliope

Calliope, Gladstone Area
Calliope is a vibrant growing community, about 20 minutes drive west of Gladstone. With a relaxed rural atmosphere, Calliope is surrounded by farms and a beautiful hinterland landscape. The area boasts a national park of rainforests and native bush, horse riding trails, bush camps, historical homesteads and lookouts with spectacular views over the entire Port Curtis area. With a population of over 4,000 the town of Calliope has country pubs, an 18-hole Country Club with a challenging golf course, and the newly constructed Calliope Central Shopping Village. Just north along the highway is the Calliope River Historical Village, taking you back many years to capture some of the early history of the Port Curtis area. Fishing enthusiasts are well catered for with boat ramps provided at Boyne Island, Tannum Sands, Calliope River and Lake Awoonga. Choice mud crabs and fish such as bream, salmon, whiting, cod and flathead can be caught from the Boyne and Calliope Rivers and the many estuaries running from these rivers. Lake Awoonga is a prime location for catching barramundi, with the bonus of being able to fish for these well-known angler prizes all year round.

Benaraby

Benaraby, Gladstone Area
With its location at the southern entrance to Gladstone, you really cannot miss Benaraby. It is a small community and fairly well known to anglers, being the gateway to Lake Awoonga, which has a pile of Barramundi waiting to be caught. The Lake is one beautiful place which must not be overlooked. But back to Benaraby. The town has fuel, food outlets, accommodation and general supplies for the traveller. There is also a small fresh Fruit and Vege Market located at the Benaraby Junction turn-off. Benaraby is also home to the popular and well-known, Benaraby Raceway, where visitors can take in spectacular motorbike, drag and street racing.
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