Lake Tinaroo is a very popular spot for swimmers, skiers, walkers, fishing (permit required), red clawing, ideal for picnics with barbecues available and has five camping areas located around the back of the dam in the Danbulla State Forest.
Tinaroo is a small settlement of accommodation and private residences on the edge of Lake Tinaroo and has developed into one of the region’s most popular tourist locations that has so much to offer everyone.
Enthusiasts in sailing, skiing, swimming, fishing, red clawing, bird watching, walking, are all attracted to this town.
Or for a more leisurely pastime, take a relaxing stroll along the jetty to see the dam spillway or enjoy one of the many picnic spots in the area.
Tinaroo Dam was constructed in 1952 when the Barron River was dammed to supply irrigation water to farming areas of the Atherton Tablelands.
Lake Tinaroo is open all year for those chasing the famous sportsfish, barramundi. It is part of a fish stocking scheme, and permits are required to fish with the fee contributing to the scheme).
Permits and bait can be purchased from the caravan park in the township of Tinaroo.
Danbulla National Park
Get to Danbulla National Park via 28km of unsealed forest drive through plantations of pine and eucalypt trees, as well as rainforest with lovely views of the lake. Stay in one of the five camping areas along Danbulla Road and enjoy the unique features of the area including crater lakes, strangler fig trees, rainforest walks and places of important local history and interest. Camping permits are required and fees apply.
The Cathedral Fig Tree is a gigantic 500 year old strangler fig tree. Located in the Danbulla State Forest, the Cathedral Fig has the reputation of being the best place to hear the early morning bird chorus on the Atherton Tablelands.