Just 20 minutes’ drive north of Toowoomba is pretty Lake Cooby.
Built in 1941, the dam is the oldest of the city’s three man-made water supplies – but these days it gets more attention as a recreational destination.
Making the most of that is “Reflections on Cooby” – a guest retreat built into natural bushland overlooking the lake.
The calming effect of placid waters makes the retreat an ideal place to unwind – but there’s no risk of boredom for the more active.
On-water adventures offered to guests include kayaking, canoeing and fishing.
Off the water, “Reflections on Cooby” has a great activity area where you can rock climb; tackle a high ropes course; and even take the leap of faith into thin air – securely harnessed, of course!
It’s worth staying a while to make the most of the facilities and there are plenty of options – from a lakeside house to luxury glamping.
“Reflections on Cooby” also offers local wine and produce tastings in the property’s century-old barn.
For those with a keen interest in nature, Toowoomba Eco Tours runs day and night excursions around the Lake Cooby region – with the chance to sight wallabies, echidnas and koalas.
With so much to do, Lake Cooby isn’t likely to remain one of south-east Queensland’s best kept secrets for very long.
Reflections on Cooby
239 Loveday Avenue, Geham
Toowoomba Eco Tours
0455 500 640