Teemburra Dam

Pinnacle Natural Attractions

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Made up of a mass of inlets and coves, it is easy to become entranced with the birds and fish which inhabit the dam.


Located in the picturesque Pioneer Valley, Teemburra Dam is approximately 50 kilometres west of Mackay City on a fully sealed road.

The dam is a nature-lover's paradise. Made up of a mass of inlets and coves, it is easy to become entranced with the birds, fish and platypus which inhabit the area.

The dam was constructed in 1997 to cope with the increasing demand for town water storage and irrigation purposes. The dam itself has a surface area of 1040 hectares, an average depth of 14.2 metres and holds 147 500 megalitres of water at full capacity.

The dam is stocked by a local fish stocking group MAFSA with Sooty Grunter and Barramundi, who have also set up their own community hatchery to breed Sooty Grunter. A 25 horsepower limit applies to all boats here with no water skiing allowed. A single lane concrete ramp is provided.

There is no camping allowed at the dam, however, accommodation can be found in Finch Hatton Gorge, Eungella National Park and Kinchant Dam.

A Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish at Teemburra Dam.

Make the most of your trip to the Mackay Region and fish at not only Teemburra Dam, but Kinchant and Eungella Dam as well.

Access is via a normal vehicle.

Map & Directions

Teemburra Dam Road, Pinnacle 4741

Phone 1300 622 529