Cooloolabin Dam

Sunshine Coast

A very peaceful easy walk around one side of Cooloolabin Dam, with great views. Lots of bird life and visitors are allowed to fish from the banks.

No Swimming
Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Cycling Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Turn off the Bruce Highway at Yandina and head into the town. At the first roundabout, turn left into Fleming Street, which becomes Old Gympie Road and then Cooloolabin Road. As you reach the dam, turn left down Cooloolabin Road to the dam wall and into the day use area.


Cooloolabin Dam

Route/Trail notes:

The walk is signposted near the entrance within the day use area car park and easy to follow, although a little overgrown in sections. This takes you around to the levee, which you cross and then re-enter the bushland along the edge of the dam, past the Rotary Memorial and out to the second levee.

You can return by the same route, or take the first or second track on you left to cut back through to your original track.



Other References/Comments:

This walking track is also shared with bike riders.


Nice easy walk in shaded forest.. So peaceful even on school holidays had the place to ourselves

Sky on 9 Apr, 2021

Few spots to get down to the water. No swimming tho. Gravel road to get there. No other walkers today nice and peaceful except for a couple march flies or something early stages. Lots of birds to listen to and butterflies when i went

CM Betelgeuse on 1 Nov, 2020

I never knew this place existed. Easy short walk but pretty and worth doing

Bobbe on 22 Aug, 2020

Cool dam, easy walk.

MELG on 7 Apr, 2020

Having just done Point Glorious, this walk was an easy option on the way out. Not a sole about, except for a few wild pigs heard squealing and snuffling in the undergrowth! Interesting that there is no restriction to stop you walking under the dam wall and slipway from the bottom of the car park.

F.A.B. on 25 Feb, 2019

Easy walk , rather quite on a Monday too , bliss !

J on 6 Aug, 2018

Easy walk, so peaceful walking around a section of the dam.

Marisa on 14 Jul, 2017


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