Boating Camping Fishing


If you’re into the outdoors, or enjoy the odd boating trip, or camping in the bush, Tieri has a rang of local attractions to suit.  Local favourites include:

Bundoora Dam, Queensland (currently closed),

Beautiful Bundoora Dam is located approximately 28 kilometres south-west of Middlemount on Connection Road, which links Middlemount and Dysart with Tieri and Capella. The man-made dam was constructed on German Creek and is near the German Creek Coal Mine.

Fairbairn Dam, Lake Maraboon (queensland.com)

If you love fishing, you’re going to love this holiday destination. Lake Maraboon is stocked with eight different kinds of fish including barramundi, golden perch, silver perch and red claw crayfish, making it a popular spot for anglers.

Apart from fishing, there are other things to keep you and the kids occupied like swimming, walking and waterskiing. There are several picnic tables and free electric and wood barbecues in the area. A fishing permit is required to fish at Lake Maraboon.

Theresa Creek Dam (queensland.com)

Situated 22 kilometres south-west of Clermont off the Peakvale Road, discover the oasis in the outback – Theresa Creek Dam.

An angler’s paradise, golden perch, jewfish, barramundi and red claw can all be found beneath the surface. Cast a line from the shore or launch a boat for a fun day on the water.

An ideal location for a picnic, there are public picnic tables, barbeques​, toilets, shower and shaded areas to enjoy the peace and quiet. It is advisable to take your own drinking water.

Camping is available in the area for a small nightly fee and there is a kiosk where you can purchase meals, snacks and beverages.

Bedford Weir (queensland.com)

The Bedford Weir is a man-made impoundment on the Mackenzie River, situated 25 kilometres north of Blackwater. The area is suitable for overnight stays and water, toilets and showers are available free of charge. Wood-fired barbecues and a children’s playground are set in shaded areas by the river, making it an ideal picnic spot.

The area is a popular destination for boating, skiing and fishing and has been stocked with sports fish, including Saratoga, Barramundi and Yellowbelly. Native only to the Fitzroy Basin, there is nowhere else in the world that can offer the prospect of catching a wild Southers Saratoga.