Tinaroo Lake/Dam & Lookout Centre
Tinaroo Lockout centre:
Location: Tinaroo is a little township located near the Tinaroo Dam
Facilities: Toilets, shelter, timber BBQ, information
boards, brochures on Danbulla
Forest Drive and camping areas. Fire wood is also for sale.
The dam was constructed as a water reservoir for irrigation
purposes for the Mareeba/Dimbulah area. It was also used for recreational
In 1959 the dam flooded and the town of Kalura, close to Yungaburra
was under water.
Location: From Tolga, Atherton
or Yungaburra via Kairi
to Tinaroo, or from Gilles Highway via Danbulla
Pensini's, located at the dam lookout offers lunches, light snacks, morning and afternoon teas.
There are picnic and barbeque areas around the lake and boat ramps for
Activities: Water-skiing, jet skiing, sailing, canoeing, fishing,
bird watching and swimming.
Fish caught in the dam include:
Barramundi, Eeltailed Catfish, Sooty Grunter, Sleepy Cod,
Mouth Almighty, Archer Fish, Spangled Perch, Long Tom and Red Claw Crayfish.