Seqwater's Wyaralong Dam nestles beneath the Scenic Rim, between Beaudesert and Boonah, in the rolling hills and dales along Teviot Brook. When the "fell tyrant" Patrick Logan, Commandant of the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement, saw the low hills below the range, he thought the area "ideal for grazing".
One of the early pastoralists named his homestead "Wire-along" because he was forever stringing wire fences around the vast paddocks. Really.
As the towns grew and multiplied and the region needed insurance against drought, the Teviot was dammed and became Lake Wyaralong. The surrounding recreational park opened to the public on 3 June 2011 with mountain bike and horse trails.
Seqwater engaged ToadShow to create maps, information signs, interpretive signage and extra track markers, branded with the Wedge-Tailed Eagle motif. Eagles can often be seen soaring above the lake.
The trails wind through classic Australian bush and the views from the crest of the northern range are worth the walk. Next time you're down Wyaralong-way, check out ToadShow's whole-of-site information and intepretation.