At the southern end of Tambo, you’ll find the Tambo Dam and parklands.
Spend time relaxing on the grassy banks with a picnic or fire up one of the free barbecues.
The area is a wonderful habitat for water birds and local wildlife. The dam provides many spectacular sunrises reflected across the water and is bird watchers paradise with black swans and cygnets being found at certain times of the year. Pelicans also make this area home for a few weeks of the year as well and Brolgas can often be found around the water’s edge.
If you enjoy a nice stroll, then hit the pathway that wind through the trees. This popular walkway connects with the nature walk, the Coolibah Walk, which skirts the Barcoo River. At the southern end of the dam the pathway leads to an outdoor gym which is free for all to use.
The Tambo Dam was built in 1880 by the government using horse drawn scoops to provide a long term supply of clean water essential for the growing settlement of Tambo. The Dam met the town’s needs for a while but the town’s supply was secured when an artesian bore was sunk in 1895. The town still relies on the Great Artesian Basin for its water supply today.
Pull up, rest, relax and enjoy a break.