come out to play
The Mary Valley is Queensland’s NATURE PLAYGROUND and all you have to do is BRING YOUR TOYS
You are spoilt for choice with natural adventures, waterways, lake, forests and rugged terrain, all providing an incredible playground for any level of activity. Adrenaline or relaxation – it’s your choice.
Fun on the water
Water Skiing, Jet Skiing or tubing – its all fun and games. Lake Borumba is famous for its protected surrounds which provide perfect skiing conditions.
Paddleboard on Yabba Creek or Kandanga Creek and see if you can sneak up on a Platypus or endangered Lung Fish.
Canoe or Kayak the Mary River, Yabba Creek, Kandanga Creek, and you can swim anywhere.
Perfect the year-round.
Camping in the Mary Valley
Go camping in Queensland’s Nature Playground, Mary Valley Country. Less than 2 hours drive north of Brisbane and only 40 minutes from the Sunshine Coast.
You will be spoilt for choice when deciding on a camp spot. Connect with nature as you enjoy the magic of camping under the stars and cooking on an open fire. Source local produce, go bush walking or paddle up the river. RV Parking is available in Imbil, Kandanga and Kenilworth.
Best Freshwater Fishing
You’ll be able to fish any time of day on the calm waters of Borumba Dam. Lure or fly fishing is popular or look for the Saratoga in the warmer sunny spots and cast your lines in the rainforest shaded structures favoured by the Bass. The fish are plentiful as licenses on the dam ensure fish are regularly re-stocked. Experience the serenity of floating down Yabba Creek or the Mary River in your canoe with a line out.
Canoeing at its best
With all the waterways in the Mary Valley, Canoeing is a favourite pastime of locals and visitors. Between the Mary River, Kandanga Creek, Yabba Creek and Borumba Dam, canoeists are spoilt for choice. The Mary Valley town launch points are situated in Imbil and Kandanga, with two on Yabba Creek, Imbil and one on Kandanga Creek, Kandanga. These launch points allow ease of access in and out of the water, as well as providing convenient off-street parking.
This is the river that spawned a community campaign to save it from damming. The Federal Government quashed the dam on environmental grounds. Practice minimum impact tourism and tread softly, leave no trace.