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Ewen Maddock Dam, Mooloolah Valley

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#33 of 67 in Parks in Sunshine Coast
Dam · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
  • 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....  more
    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....  more »
  • 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....  more
    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....  more »
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  • Easy 3 hr return horse ride. Cool, shady and pretty. Excellent tracks. No horse facilities beyond a designated parking space which is disappointing when they are trying to cater for horses. There is not a lot of room but some, to perhaps add a wash bay so that there is water available and an opportunity to hose down after a big ride. I wasn't aware of the no water situation so had to stop somewhere on the way home to water my horse who had just carried me for 3 hours!
  • A great place for the family - be it swimming in the dam, having a BBQ in the park area, riding your bike along the trails or simply going for a hike. There are a good amount of options at this place to suit your needs. It can and does get busy in the warmer months/warmer periods of the day, but it's more than manageable if you're willing to walk a little and get a private water-hole of your own. The bike track is decent and rather long, with many small walks and other loops littered around the park to suit people of all fitness levels. There are multiple entrances to the park, with decent, not wonderful, amounts of parking around. Looking forward to heading back soon!
  • Went walking the main trail very pretty with good foliage protection on a hot day. One disappointing thing no stopping seats to rest awhile
  • I tracked round the west bike trail. it was mostly flat, smooth and very fast. small off tracks to the dam made it interesting, some were flooded and patches of mud slowed me down. Good spot for bird watching. I did 20 K return from most western point to top of dam
  • Lovely walks, well marked. The gorgeous aroma of eucalyptus makes this like taking a walk in a spa 😀 There are joined and separate trails for cyclists and horses. Main track is circa 8 Kim’s one way and other loops going off can extend this. Note: This is NOT a circular walk! On your return to the car park there’s a great cordoned off area in the water for swimming. (Take care with youngsters as the depth drops suddenly at about 5 metres from water edge). A tap to hose off sand is good too

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