Rocky Creek Dam

Rocky Creek Dam.

Rocky Creek Dam is a 29-square kilometre pristine water catchment area managed by Rous County Council, that's a perfect place for the kids. It has a platypus viewing platform, elevated boardwalk and pontoon bridge. You might spot a platypus frolicking, a goanna sunbaking, or a flock of cockatoos flying overhead at dusk.

You can learn about the forest and water cycle by setting out from the picnic area on one of the four beautiful walks designed to provide diverse experiences of the rainforest reserve. Rocky Creek Dam is a perfect destination for families to enjoy a barbeque or picnic alongside the dam’s clear waters while the kids explore the adventure playground.

The dam supplies water to region and outlying areas. With the surrounding forest it supports a great diversity of bird life. Various public roads and walking tracks are well maintained.

A walking circuit crosses the dam spillway, goes through the Big Scrub Flora Reserve and back along the Gibbergunyah Road. Grassy picnic area, shelters, toilets, boardwalk with platypus viewing.


From Nimbin travel past The Channon to Dunoon. 4km after Dunoon turn left to the dam.


Regent and Satin Bowerbirds, White-eared, Black-faced and Spectacled Monarchs, Grey Goshawk, Pacific Baza, White-headed and Wonga Pigeons, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Bush Hen, Noisy Pitta, Rose-crowned and Superb Fruit Doves, Rainbow Bee-eater, Tawny Frogmouth, Rose Robin, Comb-crested Jacana, Russet-tailed Thrush, Yellow-throated Scrubwren, Paradise Riflebird, Pale-yellow Robin.

Important Bird Area (IBA) Group Atlas Site. 9854


Rocky Creek Dam Road, Dorroughby 2480  View Map

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