Did you know Lake Manchester – 25 kilometres west of Brisbane – is one of south-east
Queensland’s first dams?
It was built in 1916. Yet, more than a century later, this beautiful body of water remains
something of a secret.
Lake Manchester’s Day Use Area is a good place to start your discovery of this lakeside
wilderness on the city’s doorstep.
You’ll find picnic shelters and industrial art fashioned from the dam’s original pipework.
Fanning out from the recreation area is a 50-kilometre network of multi-use trails, including a 20-kilometre loop of the lake. The scenery is impressive: forested paths and placid water framed by the peaks of the D’Aguilar Range.
The trails are shared by bushwalkers, birdwatchers and mountain bikers. Horse riders are also regular visitors to this little known recreational wilderness – with both trail riders and endurance riders making use of the undulating and secluded terrain.
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