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Camping at the beautiful Wuruma Dam

Built in the 60’s with a capacity of 165,400 megalitres of water, Wuruma Dam is a picturesque venue noted for fishing and boating. Not only is the dam beautiful, relaxing and packed with activities for those more adventurous, the campsite is free!

Main Activities

Fishing: The dam is stocked with an array of fish including Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Australian bass and Barramundi with breeding population of spangled perch and eels.

Please note: A stocked fishing permit is required all year round.

Boating: As well as fishing and swimming the dam is a perfect spot for watersports including power boating, skiing, canoeing and sailing.

Please Note:
Watersports are prohibited when the damn is 15% under capacity.

Wildlife Spotting: For those who like observing the nature around them, the Wuruma Dam boasts a large habitat of animals including pelicans, swans, wallabies, bandicoots, gliders, kangaroos and it is even possible to spot a platypus!

Facilities and Services

There are 30 camping spots with facilities that include:

  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets
  • Wood BBQ’s
  • There’s even a boat ramp

With all the facilities at the campsite you can’t go wrong, however the nearest fuel, grocery, hospital services is 46km south at Eidsvold so make sure you stock up on your way.

Mobile phone signal is weak at best and avoid shaded areas if you are using satellite systems.

How to get there

From Bundaberg:


Wuruma Dam is about 3 hours inland from Bundaberg, turn onto the Burnett Highway towards Eidsvold then take a left onto Wuruma Dam Road towards Abercorn following signs towards the dam.

From Brisbane

Take the M3 towards the sunshine coast, then take the M1 and national highway A1 to Wide Bay Highway follow to the Burnett Highway to Wuruma Dam road (Abercorn) and follow the signs to Wuruma Dam.