Meringandan - Lake Cooby, Loveday Cove

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019 9:39

Address: Cooby Dam Road, Meringandan QLD 4352

Please be advised that land based activities ONLY can be enjoyed once again. Loveday Cove and the walking track between Loveday Cove and the dam wall will be closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Welcome to Cooby Dam Loveday Cove - a super recreational area offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy a host of land and *aquatic outdoor pursuits. Boaties, anglers, walkers and picnickers are all provided for at this picturesque location near Meringandan.

If you're keen to cast a line to catch a fish, or two, the dam offers its share of good fishing spots. All you need is a fishing permit and you're right to go. For those who prefer land based activities, there are walking tracks to explore and picnic shelters and free gas barbecue facilities to help create a memorable day out.

Water access for sailing boats, canoes and electric (only) powered vessels make Cooby an ideal spot to enjoy with friends and family all year round. A children's playground and toilet blocks with disabled access are conveniently located on site.

Cooby Dam is also home to the Darling Downs Sailing Club >>.

Please be advised that camping facilities are not available at Cooby Dam and alcohol is not permitted at this location. The park is locked at night.

*Swimming at Cooby Dam Loveday Cove is expressly prohibited.

How to get there: Lake Cooby is 35kms north of Toowoomba and easily accessible from the New England Highway. If you are travelling north from Toowoomba, turn left on Highfields Road at Highfields and follow the signs to Lake Cooby. If coming south towards Toowoomba, turn right on the Meringandan Road at Cabarlah and then right again at Kleinton School Road. Turn left on Klein Road and right following Cooby Dam Road.


Lakeside Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 4422m one way

Walking time: Approximately 90 minutes return

Description: The walk is mainly easy with a moderate climb in the middle. The lake serves as the water supply for Toowoomba Region and provides a habitat for waterbirds. A diverse variety of bush birds populate the areas along the trail. If you sit quietly you may be able to also see a wide range of wildlife including koalas, possums, echidna and wallabies. Please leave your pets at home.

Useful link:

Lake Cooby walking trail map



Playground shaded
Picnic tables
Park bench
Bush walking


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