Meringandan - Lake Cooby dam wall

Wednesday, 18 Mar 2020 10:40

Address: Pipeline Road, Meringandan QLD 4352

Due to water quality issues all areas of Lake Cooby are closed until further notice, Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Cooby Dam wall picnic area is one of two picnic areas around Cooby Dam and can be accessed from Pipeline Road. The area offers walking tracks, shelters and free gas barbecue facilities. There is no water access for boating - it is a picnic area only. Alcohol is not permitted at this location.

Sometimes, these facilities are closed to the public. When this happens, the road access gate will be closed at the end of Pipeline Road.

Loveday Cove is the other recreation area on Cooby Dam. Check it out here.


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 is water supply for the Toowoomba Region and is a habitat with waterbirds and rich population of bush birds, particularly 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


Picnic tables
Bush walking