|Our tranquil spot.|
|Little Yabba Creek alongside the campground and a Spectacled Monarch.|
|The causeway north of the campground.|
|A pleasant spot for fishing and swimming next to the causeway.|
|A Pale-headed Rosella and a Common Bluetail Damselfly Ischnura heterosticta.|
|New boat ramp at Lake Borumba.|
|Day Use Area at Lake Borumba.|
|Whiptail Wallaby Macropus parryi|
|The track down to the lake.|
|This Noisy Miner had an unusually coloured head. I assume it had anointed itself with a heady dose of pollen. Australian Brush Turkey.|
From our van we could see Rose-crowned Fruit Doves and there were Wompoo Fruit-Doves in a nearby tree. King Parrots added to the local colour.
|Australian King Parrot, male.|
There were plenty of butterflies about during our stay.
|Orchard Swallowtail Papilio aegeus, Lesser Wanderer Danaus chrysippus, Caper White Belenois java, Australian Painted Lady Vanessa kershawi.|
|Orange Ringlet Hypocysta adiante, Blue, Meadow Argus Junonia villida, Large Grass-yellow.|
Wildlife List: Bandicoot, Whiptail (Pretty-faced) wallabies. Lots of very large hares. Deer were seen while we were there but not by us.
Butterflies: Monarch, Lesser Wanderer, Orange Ringlet, Blue Tiger, Meadow Argus, Australian Painted Lady, Glasswing, Large Grass-yellow, Caper White, Orchard Swallowtail, small blues. Magpie Moth.
Birdlist: Wompoo Fruit-Dove, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove, Rainbow Lorikeet, Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, Pale-headed Rosella, King Parrot, Red-backed Fairy Wren, Spectacled Monarch, Blue-faced Heron, Pied Cormorant, Little Cormorant, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Australian Brush Turkey, Welcome Swallow, Lewins Honeyeater, Little Friarbird, Noisy Friarbird, Pheasant Coucal, Australasian Figbird, Magpie, Pied Butcherbird, Laughing Kookaburra, Blue-faced Honeyeater, Noisy Miner, Little Shrike-thrush, Golden-headed Cisticola, White-browed Scrubwren. Other people also saw Southern Boobook.
|Borumba Dam Camping Grounds from the south and from the north.|
Where: About 176 km, 2 hours 15 min drive, north west of Brisbane.
Access: Head north along the Bruce Highway, turn west at Federal. Drive along Yabba Creek Road until you reach the campground before the Day Use Area.
Camping: Suitable for all rigs and tents.
Facilities: Toilets, showers, non-drinking water taps, powered and unpowered sites, two picnic shelters with picnic tables, bins, playground, fire rings (note fire bans), intermittent Telstra phone reception, public phone. Office/kiosk sells ice and other supplies. Caretaker. On banks of Yabba Creek.
Prohibitions: No pets. No hunting. No chainsaws. No generators. There was a fire ban in place when we stayed in November.
Fees: $10 per Adult, $8 per student, $5 for younger children. Additional $6 per night per site for power.
Of Interest: There is a causeway just north-east of the campground where swimming, fishing and launching kayaks is popular.
Phone: 07 5488 6662.
Borumba Deer Park: A nearby campground that allows pets. Ph 07 5484 5196.
Borumba Dam Day Use Area: Picnic shelters with picnic tables, electric BBQ's, toilets, boat ramp. No swimming, no playground, no pets.
Lake Borumba: Allowed: motorized and non-motorized boats, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, tubing, kayaks, canoes. No launching or landing watercraft around the lake other than at the designated area. Boating permits not required. Fishing from boats and the shore is allowed but a fishing permit is required. Not allowed: pets, swimming, hunting, camping around the lake other than at the campground.
More Information: www.seqwater.com.au