Lake Wuruma

Eidsvold, North Burnett Area

Lake Wuruma is located 48 kilometres north of Eidsvold and has a capacity of 165,000 megalitres. The lake took three years and AUD5.3 million to build and provides irrigation for the regions agriculture. Lake Wuruma sits on the Nogo River and then flows into the Burnett River down stream. Facilities include sheltered picnic areas, wood barbecues, designated camping areas, toilets and boat ramps. There is an annual fishing competition with great prizes to be won. Some of the fish species to be caught include Australian Bass, Silver Perch, and Barramundi.

Wuruma Dam is one of the most popular natural attractions in this area. As a relaxing water recreation facility, Wuruma Dam hosts water sports, picnics, barbecues and a fresh wetlands surroundings.

The Wuruma Dam Fish Restocking Association stock fish including barramundi, Australian bass, golden perch and silver perch. There are breeding populations of eel-tailed catfish spangled perch and eels. Being one of the few Bass/Barra lakes, Wuruma has big potential to draw serious tourism from keen anglers wanting to tangle with two of Australia's premier sports fish targets.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
Burnett Highway via Abercorn
Eidsvold, North Burnett Area
Queensland
Australia

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