Lake Nuga Nuga

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Lake Nuga Nuga
Location 60km South of Rolleston, Queensland
Coordinates 24°59′42″S 148°40′44″E / 24.995°S 148.679°E / -24.995; 148.679Coordinates: 24°59′42″S 148°40′44″E / 24.995°S 148.679°E / -24.995; 148.679
Type natural
Basin countries Australia

Lake Nuga Nuga is a natural water body at Arcadia Valley in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia.[1] It is within the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt and adjacent to the Nuga Nuga National Park. It provides a habitat for waterbirds in an otherwise arid landscape.

Lake Nuga Nuga is the largest natural water body in the entire Central Queensland Sandstone Belt.[2] The lake sometimes dries up completely. But when there is water in it, Lake Nuga Nuga is a great spectacle. Water lily carpet the lake and in the vicinity groves of the endangered bonewood, Macropteranthes leichhardtii, grow.[2]


Lake Nuga Nuga is ideal for nature lovers as it offers opportunities for photography, bushwalking and canoeing. Over 150 species of birds inhabit the area in its vicinity, which is part of the larger Nuga Nuga National Park. Fishing is permitted in the lake.[2]

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  1. ^ "Lake Nuga Nuga (entry 24812)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "About Nuga Nuga". The State of Queensland (Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing). Retrieved 17 July 2013.