Average Winter Temp: 19°C
Average Summer Temp: 29°C
Traditionally inhabited by: Ugarapul Aboriginal people
Lake Moogerah isn’t your ordinary lake. In the 1960s, a dam was built across Reynolds Creek near Boonah Township, with the objective of providing water to farmlands not only along Reynolds Creek, but also along Warrill Creek and Warrill Valley. This un-gated dam is known as the Moogerah Dam, and its impounded reservoir goes by the name of Lake Moogerah.
Which is why the Lake Moogerah Caravan Park was set up in the area, and hosts countless tourists and weekend campers every year. The Lake Moogerah Caravan Park has come to be synonymous with the idea of holidaying at Lake Moogerah. It offers the full range of activities, from skiing, kayaking and swimming, to fishing (with permits), picnicking, and basking in the idyllic natural environs of the lake. Campers can also expect to catch some of the best sunrises and sunsets in Australia.
Sculpt your Lake Moogerah experience the way you like. Its proximity to Brisbane and the Gold Coast place it perfectly for quick weekend getaways. The nearby Boonah Township also offers tons of activities ranging from shopping, to gallery hopping, to bi-monthly county markets. What’s more, if you visit during Easter, you can attend the annual open-air Moogerah Passion Play, a feast for the eyes against the backdrop of lovely Moogerah sunsets.
Attractions & Activities
- Boating (powered & non-powered)
- Water Skiing & Jet Skiing
- Scenic Drives
- Boonah Township
- Boonah Country Markets
Lake Moogerah Caravan Park
Lake Moogerah Caravan Park is the obvious choice for caravanning tourists hoping for the complete Moogerah experience. A beautiful property situated right on the banks of the lake, the site includes accommodation options ranging from powered and unpowered camping and van sites, to cabins with shared facilities, to the well-appointed Moogerah Lakehouse Waterfront. Camping facilities include toilets, hot showers, baby baths, laundry facilities, a camp kitchen and electric BBQs, wireless internet, a children’s playground, fire pits, boat ramps, and kiosks dispensing everything from live bait, to ice cream to groceries. The management also offers boats and kayaks on hire, along with kayaking and fishing equipment.
$26/night (off-peak season) - $36/night (peak season) for 2 persons, unpowered sites; $12 for every additional person; $7 per child (5-16 years)
$35/night (off-peak season) - $45/night (peak season) for 2 persons, unpowered sites; $12 for every additional person; $7 per child (5-16 years)
(Weekly booking discounts available. Cabins and the Moogerah Lakehouse Waterfront are also available).
Boonah Showgrounds Camping Reserve
20-odd kilometres to the north east of Lake Moogerah, is a beautiful property that doubles up as a caravan park and the venue for the annual Boonah Show (held every May/June). Known as the Boonah Showgrounds Camping Reserve, this property is extremely popular for its numerous camping sites, its well-managed facilities, and its quintessential country hospitality. Facilities here include hot showers and toilets housed in an amenities block, laundry facilities, a camp kitchen, and a free dump point. What’s more, the management welcomes pets, leashes optional!
$25/night for 2 persons, powered sites; $8 per child
Special extended stay rate: $20/night for 2 persons, powered sites (3 nights or more); $130/week for 2 persons, powered sites.
(Unpowered camping sites are also available at $10/night or $60/week per person.)
Free Camping / Low Cost Camping
Depending on where you’re approaching Lake Moogerah from, you can typically find low cost camping facilities with a 2-hour drive from the lake. These range from Heifer Creek (free camping, 120km away), to Yarramalong Recreation Centre ($30/night for a family of 4, 6km away). You can also check out the locations of Queensland’s Roadside Rest Areas along your route.