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Fairbairn Dam

Emerald, Queensland, Australia
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A visit of a difference

Rode out from Emerald and completed the loop - just shy of 50 k's Excellent ride that can be... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Sam S
via mobile
Lovely Sunsets.

Top spot for a quiet day out. If you are in the area. Peaceful. September was great during the day... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Robert E
Innisfail, Australia
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“red claw” (12 reviews)
“caravan park” (13 reviews)
“water sports” (7 reviews)
Emerald, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Rode out from Emerald and completed the loop - just shy of 50 k's Excellent ride that can be comfortably completed under two hours.

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Top spot for a quiet day out. If you are in the area. Peaceful. September was great during the day. It got cooler at night. Good for sitting around a fire with a glass of red. Top spot.

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The highlight (if you don't have a boat/kayak etc) is the drive across the dam wall - pretty special. If you are after some red claw the place is full of them.

Thank tomitch98
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is a very clean, beautiful water way. Lots of Redclaw to catch, and a good clean area for swimming. Very easy to launch boat into the Dam. Lots of parking, and a lovely area for a barbecue or picnic.

Thank anncurtis571
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This is a definite while in the Emerald area whether it be a day visit or whether one stays at the caravan park out there. Make the time!

Thank Dianne J
Reviewed 17 July 2017

An easy place to get to from both highways (south and west), with a continuous drive, and a number of places to stop to take in the magnificent scenery, the water and the dam construction.

Thank Ianfors8
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Worth a visit if your visiting Emerald good fishing and picnic areas great sunsets and can swim in dam if it is hot can put boats in as well👍🏻

Thank trevor_riddick
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to enjoy a picnic with friends ample of room. Kiosk with beer and food avaliable nearby.

Thank slsummerill
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Construction works underway but a beautiful place to visit. The drive over the bridge was delightful and once at the other end, the view is pleasant. Love the colour of water.

Thank dakini207
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Didn't actually know this was here, we were looking for caravan park. Pretty amazing to stumble on, pulled up for lunch near the spillway.

Thank Michael M
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Susanne R
5 September 2015|
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Response from David O | Reviewed this property |
As many as you can catch within the trap limit. Just check with a local as I don't eat them, but I thought it was 10 traps.
Gloria L
22 July 2015|
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Response from Gloria L |
Yes please