Lake Broadwater Conservation Park Southern Queensland Country

Photo credit: Photo: Robert Ashdown © Qld Govt

Visiting Lake Broadwater safely

    Giant river red gums fringe Lake Broadwater. Photo: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

    Giant river red gums fringe Lake Broadwater. Photo: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

    Getting there and getting around

    From Dalby, drive 20km south-west along the Moonie Highway then turn left into Broadwater Road. Drive a further 10km to the picnic and camping area.

    For local road conditions and closures go to the Department of Transport and Main Roads or phone 13 19 40.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    The Lake Broadwater toilet and shower block is wheelchair accessible.

    Staying safe

    Your safety is our concern but your responsibility.

    • Supervise children. Natural areas have hazards that children are unfamiliar with, including water, stinging plants and wildlife.
    • Take care near water. Never dive or jump into the water as it can be shallow or have submerged objects.
    • Heed all signs. From speed limits to track and camping information, signs give guidance on how to stay safe and enjoy your visit.
    • Treat or boil water from all sources before drinking.
    • Take a first-aid kit and don’t rely on mobile phone coverage in emergencies.
    • Stay together and keep to tracks. Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Carry drinking water and nutritious snacks.
    • Apply insect repellant on exposed skin and shoes to discourage biting insects and ticks.
    • Take care with fire. Use constructed fireplaces and make sure the fire is out before you leave. Preferably bring a fuel stove.
    • Drive carefully on unsealed roads—especially after rain. Stay on your side of the road and avoid sudden slowing suddenly.
    • Roads are shared with other cars, cyclists, walkers and wildlife. Be courteous and allow time to react to unexpected situations and changed conditions.

    In an emergency

    In case of accident or other emergency:

    • call Triple Zero (000)
    • advise your location and nature of the emergency
    • stay on the phone until you are told to hang up.

    Mobile phone coverage is unreliable at Lake Broadwater.

    The nearest hospital is located at Dalby.

    For more information about staying safe while visiting national parks, please read the guidelines Safety in parks and forests.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    Be self-sufficient. Ensure you have enough food for the duration of your visit and make sure your vehicle and equipment are in good order.

    Bring:

    • a first-aid kit, sunscreen, hat, suitable clothing and footwear
    • drinking water, a fuel stove to boil water for drinking and/or chemical tablets to treat water
    • insect repellent to ward off ticks, and tweezers to remove ticks from skin
    • sturdy garbage bags or containers in which to store rubbish and recyclables for proper disposal after you leave.

    Opening hours

    Lake Broadwater is open 24 hours a day.

    Permits and fees

    Camping permits are required and can be obtained on arrival from self-registration stands. Boating permits are required before launching. Contact the caretakers on (07) 4663 3562 for permits and fee information.

    Pets

    Domestic animals are not permitted in Lake Broadwater Conservation Park.

    Climate and weather

    Expect warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters. Temperatures can peak at more than 35°C in December and drop below freezing overnight in winter. Most rain falls during the summer months, often as storms.

    For more information see the tourism information links or the Bureau of Meteorology.

    Fuel and supplies

    The nearest fuel and supplies are available 30km away at Dalby.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.