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What to do at Lake Awoonga


Welcome to Lake Awoonga! The magnificent Lake Awoonga flows through the Boyne River to create a nature lover’s paradise. The Lake is home to many native birds, fish, and other animals, setting the scene for the big-city escape all of us ‘Camprs’ crave. With Lake Awoonga caravan park available to the public, you can relax and enjoy your home away from home with beautiful views and boat hire.


About Lake Awoonga

The Campr team took some time to stop off and relax 30km west of Gladstone, finding our home-away-from-home at Lake Awoonga Caravan Park. The Caravan Park run by owners, Angie and Sharpie, is suited to accommodate all camping and caravanning needs. They have plenty of new powered campsites, cabins and bunkhouses, a small shop filled with camping essentials, and picturesque views of Awoonga dam. Lake Awoonga Caravan Park is the perfect location for our idea of a triple threat escape: boating, camping and fishing.

Fishing Spots

Campr host, Dean Miller said Lake Awoonga is a treasure trove of great fishing, reeling in people from all around the world with its trophy-sized Barramundi. Dean said he even caught a monster Barra measuring 1.18 metres on his last fishing venture.

“[The barra was] so big I could have thrown a saddle on him,” he said.

Barra fishing at on the lake

There is plenty of room on the lake for all fishing or leisure vessels. It provides the perfect opportunity to bring out your own boat or hire one locally. The Campr team was lucky enough to bump into boathouse and fishing shack owner Nudge. Nudge lent us a licensed 12 person boat and shared his expertise on the dreamy Lake. The boat we used was geared with a BBQ, bathroom and enough space to host our whole fishing party.

Nudge said he has a fleet of vessels he hires out.

“We’ve got six little poly boats, our 4.2-metre ones are licensed for 5 people, 3.5 [meters] are licensed for 4.”

Lake Awoonga boat
Lake Awoonga boat hire

“[The boats have] got everything so you can swim, you can have a fish, you can do whatever you want to do,” he said.

Nudge said Lake Awoonga has many hidden beauties to discover on your stay.

“So many magic spots out here, like you’ve got wild Brumbies getting around, there are wild boars you see sometimes out here, birdlife, it’s just amazing,” Nudge said.

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Relax and spend some quality time on the water

Lake Awoonga Caravan Park

Our Campr team made great use of a Jayco Journey van on our Lake Awoonga trip. We loaded it up with all our gear. From food, bevvies, blankets and pillows, to bait, hooks, sinkers, and rods we set off for the trip.

“It’s perfect for a trip like this and the fact that comes with an ensuite means I don’t care how far I am from the amenities block, I have all I need here in my private universe,” Dean said.

We had plenty of space to kick back and enjoy our Queensland Central Coast escape. Lake Awoonga is the place to be at any time of the year. Nothing better than a fishing escape on Queensland’s Central Coast. Pull out your best barra lure and plan your Lake Awoonga fishing trip.

The park has had a few upgrades recently. It has several powered sites, a small shop which caters for essentials and views of the dam. Here’s how you book a boat with Nudge or a caravan or campsite with Ange at Lake Awoonga. The Jayco Journey Outback is just one of a massive range of Jayco vans worth checking out in the flesh at Brisbane Camperland.

Don’t forget to check out Episode 44 of the Campr series for a rundown of what to do while you’re caravanning at Lake Awoonga.

Caravanning at lake awoonga

Lake Awoonga caravan park

Lake awoonga boat hire

Dean Miller - Campr Dean has been a trailblazer in the adventure television space for more than 15 years. With a passion for fishing, forged as a young fella growing up on Groote Eylandt NT, the only thing he loves more than boating, camping and touring is sharing a yarn.