"CHINCHILLA WEIR" Chinchilla Things to Do Tip by balhannah

Chinchilla Things to Do: 10 reviews and 15 photos

  Sunset at the Chinchilla Weir
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  • Sunset at the Chinchilla Weir - Chinchilla
      Sunset at the Chinchilla Weir
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  • Chinchilla Weir - Chinchilla
      Chinchilla Weir
    by balhannah

We went to the Chinchilla weir for the "free camping", but not only that, the Chinchilla weir is a lovely area for many other things.

Chinchilla, is located in a warm area of Australia, so in Summer, it is nice to be near water. Here at the weir, the grass is cut and the picnic area well maintained. There are shelters with tables & chairs, wood bbq's [check for fire-bans before lighting] Toilets and a Boat ramp.

The Weir is good for fishing,...Remember, if you catch Carp or Talapia, then these must be destroyed, not thrown back into the lake, or used for bait, as these are "Pest Fish."
Water sports, like water skiing and others are allowed on the Lake.

There were Kangaroo's in the paddocks next to it, and plenty of Parrots and birdlife, what a nice area this was!

Directions: From the Warrego Highway in Chinchilla, go over the railway overpass, and out through town, driving for about 10 minutes. A sign on the left of the road points into the picnic/camping area.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 13, 2010
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