Ewen Maddock Dam
Ewen Maddock Dam
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DrNPerez
Sunshine Coast, Australia47 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Just gorgeous track to walk with your partner & dogs on a lead.
Very serene and you have the best of both worlds water and hills..
you will love this place.
Written 21 February 2023
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Fiona C
5 contributions
July 2021
Ewan Maddock Dam is a hidden gem near Mooloolah Valley. It has recently re-opened after refurbishment and is the perfect place to spend half a day or more. From the car park you enter the shady area where you can picnic, cook a bbq and sit on the sand at the waters edge. The dam is enormous and you can swim in it on a hot day to cool off or take your kayaks for a decent paddle around it. There is a walk around the dam through the bush where you should spot lizards lounging on the huge fallen tree logs and turtles in the water. I usually walk about 40 mins into the track and back again but I know theres much more to walk. I think you need a permit to fish but you'd have to check on that as I am not a fisherperson! If you are on the Sunnie Coast make your way here for a time to relax and recharge in the beauty of nature.
Written 17 July 2021
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Gabriel M
Kuranda, Australia2,569 contributions
May 2020
An update on Ewen Maddock. The main car park , swimming and picnic areas are currently closed until around Sep 2021 due to upgrade works. The entrance to the walking/bike trails from Mooloolah end is now a bit hard to find. or see from the road.. it is just past the usual entrance.
From the official website:
"Seqwater has recently modified the access points to the multi- use trails to ensure the trails can remain open during the upgrade. The project has also invested in rejuvenating the wetlands picnic area on Steve Irwin Way, the wetlands will remain open for recreation throughout the upgrade."
Written 24 May 2020
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Fiona C
57 contributions
Dec 2019
Before we even moved into the locality we spent many weekends at the dam. Perfect for a swim or kayak, it has the most amazing view over the huge watery expanse. It has seats, bbq's and a sandy shore to enjoy. You can walk through the forest path next to the water and enjoy the bird life. Great for families with the small play park and toilet block too. We have had many a kids birthday party here as it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Written 22 December 2019
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Lee Bond
33 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
The dam is a great place to swim,kayak or walk. There are safe places for children to play and some great mountain bike tracks close by.
Written 17 December 2018
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Anthony S
Mooloolaba, Australia28 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
Great spot to enjoy nature at its best.
Easy to find! Heaps of parking, Clean facilities, Maps and information readily available. Visit Summer or Winter.
Relax or get active, it’s all here to enjoy!
Written 6 August 2018
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annettelaurie
Plymouth, UK1,955 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We came looking for Mooloola River National Park and never found it, so when we past a sign for Ewan Maddock Dam and in desperate need of a walk, we drove down the road – which is a bit unsealed at the end – but very manageable, we found an absolute gem. Everything for a reason they say and this was the reason. A gorgeous bushwalk with several trails, lovely floodplains with plenty of wildlife including an amazing array of butterflies and water dragons. Our favourite was spent watching a Lace Monitor for a while, before we left him in peace and continued our walk. There were a group of young people there on an organised outing getting ready to go off in canoes and we were slightly jealous – how lucky were they.
This is wildlife and nature at its best, come prepared and enjoy.
Written 21 March 2018
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PassportToFreedom
Sunshine Coast, Australia208 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Visited recently for the first time, I was amazed at the beauty and serenity of the place. One thing though, "dont forget the Aeroguard" !!
Written 10 March 2018
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atd290489
Sunshine Coast, Australia3 contributions
June 2017 • Family
Great place for a get together and a swim if the weather permits. Picnic areas overlook water and BBQs are clean and easy to operate. Bit of a walk from car park where facilities and bins are located. Good walking tracks and the boardwalk area is really well done. Signage for walking tracks across to Landsborough could be improved. All and all a great place to visit and catch up with friends and family.
Written 26 November 2017
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Linda H
Sunshine Coast, Australia485 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
We decided to do our 5 km walk here at the Dam. Magic - walking beside the dam - beautiful scenery of the Glasshouse Mountains in the distance.
Well maintained and it is not strenuous at all. You can swim in an marked area or you can take a canoe and enjoy a day on the water. BBQ areas are provided. You also can take your bikes and ride through the forest - you even can take your horse! Perfect - I give it thumbs up!
Written 27 October 2017
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