Lake Wyaralong


Lake Wyaralong, nestled at the base of Mt Joyce between Beaudesert and Boonah in the aptly named Scenic Rim, is an outdoor wonderland that makes a great day trip from Brisbane. 

Since 2011, when Wyaralong Dam (Queensland’s newest dam) was completed, Lake Wyaralong has become a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Popular water sports include canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, boating and fishing. 

Lake Wyaralong

If you’re more landlubber than water baby, there are more than 40 kilometres of multi-use trails available for walkers, horse riders and mountain bike riders.

Lake Wyaralong Mt Joyce

Bush walks range from short treks around the dam wall to more strenuous hikes to the top of Mt Joyce with stunning views over the lake; while mountain bike trails range from basic Green Trails to Double-Black Diamond Trails.

Lake Wyaralong Mt Joyce

Ideal for day trips, this pretty lake is a popular spot for picnics with electric barbecues on hand, picnic shelters right on the water’s edge and a small playground for children. 

Lake Wyaralong Mt Joyce

An unexpected highlight and well worth a look is the Sculpture Park, sitting on a hill overlooking the lake. The park features large-scale public artworks by Australian and international sculptors, including the striking Night Swimming by Tamborine Mountain sculptor Jacques van der Merwe.

Lake Wyaralong Mt Joyce

Need to know - Boating permits are not required at Lake Wyaralong, however you do need a permit to fish. 

By Deb Lidster

Lake Wyaralong

Beaudesert Boonah Road



5:30am-6:30pm Sep-Apr

6:00am-5:30pm May-Aug


Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Lifeline’s Brisbane Bookfest returns for 9 huge days!
GOMA's stunning new exhibition showcases Iris van Herpen
A massive inflatable obstacle course is coming to Brisbane
Vote for your fave new Brisbane singer, songwriter, band or video
An incredible and whimsical show for ages 5yrs+
A fabulous 11-day festival celebrating arts and culture
Teens can Try A Trade for the day this school holiday
Singer, songwriter and national treasure Ben Lee is back!
Newstead House is reopening to the public for the first time in 3 years

Iris Van Herpen

Exclusive to Brisbane, this must-see exhibition showcases the internationally acclaimed Dutch fashion designer
Iris van Herpen

The Marvel School Holiday Zone

Spark Adventure with your favourite Marvel Super Heroes, and be immersed in Marvel-themed experiences at Westfield Chermside
The Marvel School Holiday Zone

Top Things to Do Jun 28-30

From a mega bookfest, famous Dutch designer exhibition & Bangarra's first kids show to a horsepower festival and Polish market
This Weekend Jun 28-30

Spicers Hidden Vale

The luxury retreat just an hour's drive from Brisbane combines warm country welcomes with style and comfort
Spicers Hidden Vale

What's On in July in Brisbane

From bonfire festivals, epic concerts, cutting edge opera and a mega book fest to comedy and kid's shows, the top things to do in July
What's On in July 2024 in Brisbane

Winter School Holidays Jun-Jul

Keep the kids off the screens this holiday with these great shows, activities and events, from dazzling circus to glow-in-the-dark mini golf and more
June July School Holiday Guide
Bangarra's first show for kids!