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Lake Awoonga Boating & Leisure Hire

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865 Awoonga Dam Rd, Benaraby, Queensland 4680, Australia
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Great day out

Had a fantastic day at Awonga Lake. We did a half day boat hire and cruised around the lake... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
CarolQld00
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Tannum Sands, Australia
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Well worth the trip

A relaxing morning with family in this picturesque location an easy half hour drive from Gladstone... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Ray M
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Albury, Australia
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Lake Awoonga Boating & Leisure Hire is located on the picturesque Lake Awoonga, just 8 km off the Bruce Highway, near the township of Benaraby, only 20 minutes drive south of Gladstone, Queensland. Our range of hire equipment includes a 21' BBQ pontoon boat (licensed for 12 people), 5 Fishing/Leisure boats (licensed for 4 or 5 people). We also have double, single and under 8 kids kayaks and stand up paddle boards for hire. Ice creams, cold drinks, light snacks and more are available in our Lake Shop also. Lake Awoonga is renowned for Barramundi fishing and the chance to tick off a meter plus bucket list Barra is what makes this beautiful attraction popular. Lake Awoonga is the perfect place and is completely safe for swimming or enjoying the scenery on a kayak or Sup board.
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865 Awoonga Dam Rd, Benaraby, Queensland 4680, Australia
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic day at Awonga Lake. We did a half day boat hire and cruised around the lake, looking at wildlife. We saw turtles, brumbies, kangaroos and plenty of bird life. We followed that with a BBQ lunch in the beautiful gardens surrounding the...More

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Lake Awoonga B, Owner at Lake Awoonga Boating & Leisure Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! We’re glad you had a great time... hope to see you back again soon 😊

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

A relaxing morning with family in this picturesque location an easy half hour drive from Gladstone. Fresh water made a nice change from our beach visits around Gladstone. There are huts with tables for lunch. We hired a boat and double kayaks for the family....More

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Nudge T, Owner at Lake Awoonga Boating & Leisure Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for your fantastic review Ray, we appreciate your wonderful feedback. Looking forward to see you again 😊

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Situated in such a great spot. Very popular with visitors to the lake. BBQ boats, kayaks and stand up paddle boards and fishing gear are available. Limited drinks and ice creams available.More

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Nudge T, Owner at Lake Awoonga Boating & Leisure Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thanks for your review John B, we have only the 1 BBQ pontoon boat, and 3 x 4200 smartwave hire boats, 2 x 3500 smartwave hire boats, Double & Single Kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Our little shop offers light snacks, hot & cold...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

A very well priced service on a spectacular lake west of Gladstone. You will not believe the BBQ and picnic facilities let alone the boat ramp and fish cleaning deck. πŸ‘

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Nudge T, Owner at Lake Awoonga Boating & Leisure Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks for your review Linda, it is a beautiful place for all to enjoy 😊

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

I can't recommend Nudge enough to anybody who wants to hire a boat in the Gladstone region. I hired a boat for the second time to use during the Boyne Island Hook Up (the first time was to use on Lake Awonga for the day)...More

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Nudge T, Owner at Lake Awoonga Boating & Leisure Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Wow! Thanks for your great review Gary, it was a pleasure to you hire our boat again... next time I'll have a chat to the fish and tell em' to start biting lol Cheers Nudge πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This place is beautiful . Elec and wood BBQ areas loads of shaded areas and a cafe ,book swop ,children's play area and really clean toilets . We spent they day with my family's boat swimming and being pull along behind the boat on a...More

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Nudge T, Owner at Lake Awoonga Boating & Leisure Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Great review richo28 ! Cheers πŸ˜ƒ

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Lake Awoonga is an amazing hidden lake, and the boating and leisure hire options will make your experience here an incredible one. I was travelling with a group of friends, and our time kayaking here was the highlight of our trip. Since it's a lake,...More

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Nudge T, Owner at Lake Awoonga Boating & Leisure Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review, we look forward to seeing you again sometime πŸ˜ƒ

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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Hired the BBQ pontoon for my friends birthday. Also hired a SUP to take with us. We had an excellent day, lots of fun. The boat was great and had everything we needed and was well maintained and clean. Owners really friendly and helpful. Highly...More

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Nudge T, Owner at Lake Awoonga Boating & Leisure Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Thanks for the review, we are glad you guys had a great day πŸ˜ƒ

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had a nice and relaxing time at the lake despite a bit rain. Very helpful staff and recommend this place for family/friends day outing with many fun full activities.

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Nudge T, Owner at Lake Awoonga Boating & Leisure Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Thank you for your review πŸ˜ƒ

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Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

A full day of activities including stand up paddle boards and kayaks. The kids had heaps of fun trying out all of the activities. The day was topped off with a trip on the BBQ pontoon boat. Absolutely stunning views from the boat. Thanks to...More

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Nudge T, Owner at Lake Awoonga Boating & Leisure Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2016

Thankyou for your amazing review tdillon75, it was a pleasure having you guys here !!!!

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WarrenandElaine K
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Response from Nudge T | Property representative |
Hi WarrenandElaine, Bush camping is only permitted free on the back side of lake Awoonga at Boynedale bush camp. Alternatively there is camping available from $10 per person at Lake Awoonga Caravan Park (which is up the... More
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