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Wongi Waterholes Trail

The peaceful Wongi Waterholes

WONGI WATERHOLES Experiences: Boating, camping, fishing, waterholes and state forest. Route: The Wongi Waterholes are 25km north-west of Maryborough and 51km from Hervey Bay (via Torbanlea). Take the Lenthalls Dam Road turnoff on the Bruce Highway (12.5km north of Maryborough and 6km south of Torbanlea). Turn left at the Wongi Waterhole signpost and drive 10km into the picnic and camping areas along a gravel road. Route: Lake Lenthall is reached by turning off the Bruce Highway about halfway between Torbanlea and Maryborough. Lake Lenthall is nestled in the Wongi State Forest and accessible via a gravel road.

Fraser Coast Discovery Trails have been developed by Fraser Coast Regional Council © 2010

A string of beautiful waterholes fringed by paperbarks and surrounded by eucalypt forest and exotic pine plantations make Wongi State Forest and Forest Reserve special places to visit. Wongi is reputedly an Aboriginal word meaning “deep water”. The waterholes are a goldenbrown colour from tannins leached from the paperbarks. Reflections can often be seen in the still waters. Hoop pine rainforest, open eucalypt forest, open woodland with a heath understorey, and exotic pine plantations grow in Wongi. The National Bicentennial Trail passes through the forest.

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DISCLAIMER Maps are for general reference only and not to scale. The information contained in this publication is provided as a guide only. Although every effort has been made to ensure reliability, Fraser Coast Regional Council accepts no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information presented in the text or illustrations.

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You can swim but never jump or dive into the waterholes and children need to be closely supervised.

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Camping permits are required and can be WOOCOO purchased online at www.qld.gov.au/camping

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You can picnic overlooking Lake Lenthall or explore the walks along paths that follow the shoreline. The lake is a popular fishing spot and is stocked with Australian bass, barramundi, golden perch (yellowbelly) and silver perch. A fishing permit is needed. The lake attracts a plethora of native flora and fauna and birdwatching is a must. Look out for the rare black breasted button quail.

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Two picnic areas are provided beside waterholes or you can camp under the shady eucalypt trees at the Wongi camping area, which has sites to suit families, groups, caravans, tents and motorhomes. Picnic tables, toilets, cold showers and tank water are provided.

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