Towns in Australia

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Koombooloomba QLD


Postcode: 4872

Koombooloomba is a small town in North Queensland, Australia.

There is a hydro-electric dam nearby. The town’s postcode is 4872. The Koombooloomba dam acts as a water reservoir which supplies water to the Tully River downstream and the Kareeya Hydro Power Station. The Tully River flows from nearby Tully and into the ocean.

Surrounding Lake Koombooloomba, Koombooloomba Forest Reserve protects tropical rainforest, tall eucalypt forest and dry open forest remnants at the southern end of the Evelyn Tableland. The forest is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and located in one of the wettest areas in Queensland.

Several rare and threatened animals live in the forest including Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo, the Herbert River ringtail possum and the red goshawk.