Tambo Dam

  • Tambo Lake Park, Tambo QLD 4478

At the southern end of Tambo, you’ll find the Tambo Dam and parklands.
Spend time relaxing on the grassy areas with a picnic or fire up one of the free barbecues.

When the dam is full, expect to see locals skiing and tobogganing. The area is a wonderful habitat for water birds and local wildlife.  If you enjoy a nice stroll, then hit the pathways that wind through the parkland.  These popular walkways connect with the nature walk which skirts the Barcoo River.

Now, if you are really looking for a good workout, you’ll be thrilled to know that the outdoor gym equipment is free for all to use. Pull up, rest, relax and enjoy a break.

The need for a long term supply of clean water was essential for the settlers to Tambo. The Barcoo River provided this supply, however there was a limit to how it could meet the growing needs of the town and stock. The Tambo Dam was built in 1880 by horse drawn scoops by the government. Although this met the town’s needs for a while but then the artesian bore was sunk in 1895.
The town still relies on the Great Artesian Basin for its water supply today.

Over the years the dam has been enlarged and provides a wonderful habitat for birds.

The dam provides many spectacular sunrises reflected in the water and is bird watchers paradise with black swans and cygnets being found at certain times of the year. The pelicans also make this area home for a few weeks of the year as well. Brolgas can often be found around the waters edge.

General Facilities:

  • Barbeque
  • Boating Facilities
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly – Enquire
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet


  • Birdwatching
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Hiking

Location: Tambo