Lake Tinaroo is a major tourist attraction. It is a protected and safe place for sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, swimming, fishing, red clawing, bird watching, hiking, picnicking, and camping.The wilderness surrounding the dam is diverse, including dense rainforest, pine tree plantations and Australian scrub. As a result, the birdlife is spectacular and platypuses and kangaroos are abundant. Lake Tinaroo is regarded as the best Barramundi fishing in the world. The barramundi here cannot breed because the water is only fresh. (Barramundi need a salt and fresh water environment to breed) Therefore, the lake is stocked annually with baby barra that grow into monsters bigger than anywhere else in the world.