Lake Burbury is popular with fishermen and for recreational water sports and is located on the edge of Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness Area. Lake Burbury is located 15-minute drive south-east of the small West Coast mining town of Queenstown. You can fish for Tasmanian wild trout, with both brown and rainbow trout in Lake Burbury. Please note licenses are required (for all persons 14 years and over) and trout fishing is seasonal in Tasmania – please check the Tasfish website. Lake Burbury Camping Ground offers a large grassed camping area, many spots offer good shelter from the prevailing Westerly winds and inclement weather which is common in this area. Campsites cost a small daily fee of app. $6.00 per tent, campervan or RV and a caretaker is located on site to collect fees. If the caretaker isn’t available, there is a self-registration system in operation. Lake Burbury Camping Ground provides two excellent sites immediately next to Lake Burbury; both are suitable for tents, caravans, campervans and motorhomes. You must carry your own water and firewood when camping at Lake Burbury. There is a coin-operated barbecue; cook your fish caught in the lake. At Lake Burbury, enjoy water sports such as kayaking and canoeing. Please note this campsite can get quite busy in summer and during holiday periods; the grassed camping areas can also get very wet after heavy and/or prolonged rain and or snow. There are nearby campgrounds at Queenstown, Trial Harbour, Zeehan, Macquarie Heads & Rosebery.
Trout fishing is probably the most popular activity at Lake Burbury, and the campground becomes very popular during better weather. Lake Burbury is open all year round, has includes both brown and rainbow trout - Lake Burbury has a large bag limit. The best time of year to fish Lake Burbury is arguably in the spring, summer and autumn. Lake Burbury is a deepwater fishery that really requires a boat to access the best fishing, however for casual campers please note you can camp from the shore. All angling methods are allowed at Burbury, and a valid Tasmanian fishing license is required for all persons aged 14 years and older.