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Perseverance Dam Viewing Deck


Crows Nest


Distance (kms):

0.4 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 15 mins

Elevation gain (m):

7 m

Max. elevation (m):

464 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 2)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A stroll to a raised viewing platform with views to Perseverance Dam and the surrounding hills.

This lightly trafficked walk starts from the Perseverance Dam Rest Area off of Perseverance Dam Road in Crows Nest.

From the car park, there are views to the spillway and across the dam, as well as a small picnic area and a plaque commemorating the opening of the dam in 1970.

At the rear of the car park, a grass vehicle maintenance track (gated) heads up the hill to another picnic area set amongst trees.

To the left of this picnic area you can find the raised, constructed metal viewing deck, which offers views across the dam to the Pump Station.

Nearby the viewing deck, a large stone includes a plaque remembering a construction worker who lost their life in 1964 while the dam was being constructed.

From the car park, you can also cross the bridge to the Eastern Spillway Reserve on the other side of the spillway.

Track: While unsigned, the track is easy to follow, involving a grass vehicle maintenance trail and graded path.

Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels.

Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way it came.

getting there

The trail starts from the Perseverance Dam Rest Area off of Perseverance Dam Road in Crows Nest, approximately 2.25 hours drive west of Brisbane.

Parking is ample for how trafficked the walk is.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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