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Lake Dunn, Barcaldine

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Lake Dunn is a freshwater lake in Queensland, Australia. Also known as Pajingo Bola, meaning "Big Fella Waterhole," the lake is the only wetland area in Central West Queensland and is consequently home to a large waterfowl population. Lake Dunn is located south of the larger Lake Galilee.The current shoreline of Lake Dunn represents only a small area of the original lakebed.The local council have tried to improve the area by rendering the shores attractive and provide picnic facilities. The foreshores have good stands of River Red Gum and Coolibah trees and, in recent years, it has become a popular destination for locals. However, in spite of the council's best efforts, the lake is muddy in appearance and therefore of greatest appeal to birdwatchers and nature lovers.
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  • We left our vans at Lake Dunn and did the 200 kilometre round trip to see the sculptures, definitely put this on your bucket list. There is a spot about halfway around where you can sit and have a cup...  more »
  • A great trip to go if based in Barcaldine. Lake Dunn itself is a lovely spot and well worth taking a picnic lunch to enjoy there. Whilst there is a kiosk (and public amenities) at Lake Dunn, the kiosk...  more »
  • Great place to camp, power , hot showers., clean amenities. Heaps of room. One to put on bucket list.
  • One of my favourite camping spots in the Central West. I love that you can camp right on the water's edge. Even on busy weekends, there is plenty of room for everyone. Clean facilities, hot showers, access to power and great views - who could ask for more? Why not check out the Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail while you're there?

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