Causeway Lake | CQ Towns & Places

Kayaking with friends and pelicans on Causeway Lake near Yeppoon 2019

The Causeway

Causeway Lake, or just ‘The Causeway’ to locals, is sandwiched between Mulambin and Kinka, on the Scenic Highway linking Emu Park and Yeppoon. It lies within the local council area of Livingstone Shire.

The lake is a man-made feature, formed by the bridge that crosses Mulambin Creek, which allows fresh salt water in on the high tide. Construction of the bridge began after World War II to connect the north and south ends of the Capricorn Coast, and to help provide returned diggers with a job.

Nowadays, the lake provides a safe swimming area for families on the landward side of the bridge, with most of the water being shallower than waist deep, while providing a steady flowing channel on the seaward side for anglers.

Families fishing in Mulambin Creek on the beach side of the causeway

Causeway Lake has a takeaway, caravan park, and boat hire. Boat ramps are located on both sides of the lake. Jet skiing is also popular on the Kinka side of the lake.

Behind the lake, Mulambin Creek follows its natural course. The relatively new suburb of Mulambin Waters backs onto the waterway, with a dock for fishing and entertaining.

Accessing Causeway Lake

Boat ramps on both the Kinka and Mulambin sides of the lake provide access to the waters of Causeway Lake. Both access points run off the Scenic Highway. A third parking area is on the landward side on the northern end of the bridge. This provides direct access to the seaward channel and also to the walking trails over Pinnacle Point.

Exploring the south branch of Mulambin Creek, Causeway Lake

Photo Gallery

Here are some extra photos because it’s just so pretty and must be shared 😃

The lake side of the bridge, Causeway Lake
Dusk view northwest to back of Pinnacle Point and township of Causeway Lake.

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