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“Lovely views, great picnic areas with on/offshore fishing”
Review of Fairbairn Dam

Fairbairn Dam
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Emerald
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Lovely views, great picnic areas with on/offshore fishing”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

There is ample car parking, large mown grass areas with picnic tables and free barbecues + toilets. There is plenty of room for children to run about or play ball games. There is a boat ramp for small fishing/rowing boats which seemed popular with people camping locally.

Visited July 2013
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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138 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Stunning scenery...”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

A little way out of Emerald, this lake - Lake Maraboon - and it's attendant dam are so very pretty, and there are plenty of amenities around the main vehicular access areas, and plenty of space to stretch out; very special spot indeed!!

Visited July 2013
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Thank ENZEDFamily
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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good spot for boating and fishing”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Nice and peaceful! Great caravan park nearby. lovely views on sunset at the point. a 15 minute drive out of Emerald

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Robyn T
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Coomera, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worth the trip”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Close to town and well worth the drive. Take your own food and drinks as there wasn't a shop. Trip to Sapphire was also well worth the effort.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Mary C
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Bribie Island, Australia
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Liked the vast expanse of water. The land is very dry though even though there was flooding earlier this year. Locals friendly.

Visited June 2013
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