Camping and Fishing HomeVisiting Western DownsExploring Western DownsWelcome TravellersCamping and Fishing Our varied landscape provides plentiful opportunities for a range of activities that allow you to get back to nature and truly absorb the outdoors. The mighty Condamine River weaves through the region, serving a multitude of uses from water sports and fishing, to tranquil camping sites and bird watching. Caliguel Lagoon, Condamine Condamine-Meandarra Road, Condamine Approximately 7km south of Condamine is the attractive Caliguel Lagoon; “Caliguel” being the name of an early pastoral run in the area. In good seasons, the lagoon presents a fine stretch of water and is a favourite location for locals and visitors to enjoy waterskiing, boating, swimming, fishing and bird watching. Free camping is permitted and barbeques, picnic facilities and amenities will ensure you are comfortable and catered for. Chinchilla Weir Tara-Chinchilla Road, Chinchilla Chinchilla Weir is a concrete-faced earthfill structure 8km south of Chinchilla and is known for the unique curved design of its wall. It’s a popular freshwater playground for both locals and visitors with waterskiing, canoeing, swimming and fishing (please note a fishing permit is required). Camping is free for a maximum of two nights and some power and barbecues are available. It is a shady, relaxing place where you can photograph a spectacular Western Downs sunset over the water and a top-rated bird watching spot. Gil Weir, Miles Gil Weir Access Road, Miles Gil Weir, 8km south of Miles, is part of the Dogwood Creek and the primary water source for the town of Miles. After World War II, the Department of Water and Irrigation built a weir on the Dogwood Creek with the vision of establishing a soldier settlement for growing citrus. The scheme did not come to fruition and the former Murilla Shire Council was successful in purchasing the weir in 1949. Today, Gil Weir is a popular fishing spot (permit required) with serene picnic facilities among the trees. Tara Lagoon Showground Road, Tara Located on the edge of town, Tara Lagoon is part of Undulla Creek and host to a serene camping ground with great facilities and powered sites. A 2km pathway along the water’s edge provides a tranquil walking or cycling track and ample opportunity to enjoy the impressive native parrots and birdlife that collect in the eucalypts. Yabbies, yellow-belly and jewfish can all be caught here, and indigenous fish species are restocked annually so your fishing endeavours are sure to reap rewards. Warra Weir Warra Weir Access Road, Warra Located on the Condamine River 6.5km south of Warra, Warra Weir is a great fishing spot with golden perch, silver perch and Murray cod all native to the Condamine River. Access to the weir is dry weather only and no facilities are provided, so bring your own water and please take your rubbish with you when heading home. Waterloo Plain Environmental Park, Wandoan West Street, Wandoan Waterloo Plain is an 11 hectare wetlands park in Wandoan teeming with birdlife and surrounded by native and locally occurring vegetation. The park comprises a man-made lake with a central island which has become a safe haven for many species of birdlife. Waterlilies grow profusely on the tranquil lake, and walkways and bridges allow you access to most of the environmental park. Ample parking space is available for caravans and RVs who are welcome to stop-over for the night.