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Lake Awoonga

Benaraby, Gladstone Area

Whether you're looking for a place to splash, fish or relax Lake Awoonga is a nature lover's paradise.

The Lake is stocked with Barra, Saratoga and Sea Mullet. If you happen to reel in a Mangrove Jack consider yourself lucky as they're a rare find.

There are a range of ways to experience this environmental gem just 30 kilometres from Gladstone, bring your own boat, or hire a boat or Kayak from Lake Awoonga Boating and Leisure Hire, day cruise or just make the most of the natural surrounds by taking a walk, a dip or lazing under the shade of the trees.

Spectacular lake and mountain views, picturesque waterfalls, walking paths, barbecue area and playground are all part of what's on offer.

Ornithologists, twitchers and birders can look out for the Southern Squatter Pigeon and the Red Goshawk (listed as having conservation significance) and is one of the largest and important near-coast bird refuges in South East Queensland.

This area is home to a thriving array of native animals, both by day and night like the Whiptail or pretty-face wallaby, Yellow-Bellied Glider or Grey-headed Flying Fox. You might even spot a Koala so look up!

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Lake Awoonga
Benaraby, Gladstone Area
Queensland
Australia

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1 July 2017
The Winter Harvest Festival is a fabulous, relaxed day out for families and food lovers. Taste the food, meet the producers, watch the cooking demonstrations and feast from the Scenic Rim’s smorgasbord of fresh produce.

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

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From AU$10 - 300
24 June 2017
Eat Local Week is a showcase of the people and produce of the Scenic Rim. Experience the food and wine of this fertile region, which produces a bounty of fruit and vegetables, wines, milk and gourmet products such as olives, cheeses, jams and relishes.

Homespun Bazaar

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28 October 2017
Homespun Bazaar is a music festival and market event, focused on all things handmade and homegrown which is set to be full of colour, sound, smells and interesting things to see and do. All in the beautiful surrounds of the Scenic Rim's Kooralbyn Valley.
27 May 2017
Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions.
20 May 2017
Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions.
3 June 2017
Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions.
13 May 2017
Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions.

A World Apart

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27 May 2017
The Scenic Rim is a farming and national park region just to south of Brisbane, and is the setting for "A World Apart - not just a food and wine festival". Follow the experiences on the wooden signposts to discover local food and wine, beautiful gardens and mountain views.
6 May 2017
Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions.
17 June 2017
The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular featuring the Fassifern Highland Gathering is a event showcasing the iconic Clydesdale Horse, celebrating the traditions and heritage of 'the breed that built the nation' and a celebration of the rich Scottish heritage and history in the region.
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