Lake Dunn, Queensland : An Oasis on your Australian Trip

Lake Dunn is the ideal camping and picnic spot on the famous Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail near Aramac and Barcaldine in Queensland.  Located at the half-way point of the 200km circuit, Lake Dunn is perfect for swimming, watersports, picnics and even has travellers facilities such as toilet and shower.

A stay overnight here will not disappoint.  Lake Dunn offers powered, unpowered camping and even furnished huts to rent overlooking the freshwater dam (read more information below). 

Each evening Outback Queensland will put on a show for you.  Watch up to 80 different species of birds that call Lake Dunn home, fly home over the stunning sunset that slowly disappears over the tranquil lake. 

This freshwater Qld dams offers thrill seekers the chance to water ski, windsurf, sail or stand up paddleboard right in the heart of the dry pastoral lands of the Queensland outback. 

Lake Dunn is a stocked dam where you can hook Yellowbelly and Black Brim or collect Blue Claw Yabbies in your pots. 

Add Lake Dunn to your next Australian Trip. 

 

READ MORE:  Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail:  Why haven’t you visited Aramac yet?

 

Camping and Accommodation

Lake Dunn Camping is $15 a night for a powered site or $10 for unpowered camping.  You pay for the site price, not per adult, child or fur-baby.

Powered and unpowered sites are available right on the lake’s edge or on flat ground with a more private bush outlook.  Dogs on leashes are welcome.  

Toilet facilities and HOT showers available.

Store with limited opening hours that sells some essentials, hot chips, ice creams, and coffee.

Shanty shacks can be hired from only $25.  These Cabins sleep five people and have a refrigerator and an electric kettle.  Make sure you bring your own crockery, cutlery, bedding, and food. Barbecues are available.  Contact “The Lake” on (07) 4651 0565. 

Your site fees are collected each evening by the lovely caretaker in a golf cart.  She even took our kids for a ride while they did the camp fee rounds.  

Coordinates S 22.60454 E 145.67368

 

What to see in the area

1.    The major drawcard to Aramac and Barcaldine is the Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail by the talented Scrap Art Sheila.   Collect a Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail map and camp at Lake Dunn as the half-way point. 

2.  The Healing Circles – Located near to the Jump Up between Lake Dunn and Aramac Qld.  It is said to be an ancient sacred healing circle which is connected to six others in the world. The others are located is Japan, Tibet, Madagascar, Peru, Turkey and the United States of America.  Step into the centre – known as the eye of God.  Legend says that you are then connected to the energies of all seven circles. The circle is used for prayer, meditation and healing of the mind, body and soul.

3.    Gray Rock – On the eastern side you will discover Aboriginal Rock Art.  Gray Rock 35km east of Aramac is the original side of a Cobb and Co coach stop called the Wayside Pub.  Discover the unsolved murderous history that took place in the mid 1890’s.  Download your guide here.  

4.    Horsetailers Gorge –  Horsetailers whose job it was to keep horses fed and safe, would drive the Horses into Horsetailers Gorge to keep them from staying at night.  Download your guide here.

 

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Lake Dunn is the ideal camping and picnic spot on the famous Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail near Aramac and Barcaldine in Queensland.  Located at the half-way point of the 200km circuit, Lake Dunn is perfect for swimming, watersports, picnics and even has travellers facilities such as toilet and shower.

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My name is Noela Dowling.  I am a self-confessed travel fanatic and keen homeschooling mum.

I have been travelling full-time for 2 years in Australia and overseas with my husband, Joe and two kids, Rob and Abby.   We never want to stop travelling. 

We want our kids to have the best childhood and experiences possible through travel.  We feel most at home with red dirt under our feet and a day of unknown adventuring ahead of us. 

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