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Crater Lakes Queensland

These three Crater Lakes are linked to the cultural history of the aboriginal people. This Ngadjonji story tells of the creation to the three volcanic crater lakes. 

"Two men broke a taboo, which then angered the rainbow serpent. The earth rumbled and roared, the wind blew out of control. The people tried to escape but the earth opened up and they were taken".

Crater Lakes


Lake Eacham is an extinct volcanic crater lake  surrounded by 1200acres of lush tropical  rainforest. 

The lake is sixty metres deep  filled with  clean, crystal clear water, with a pontoon and children's pool available and a large picnic area with  electric BBQ sites.

There is an excellent four kilometre rainforest walking track and a 700 metre self guide rainforest walking track from the National Parks Headquarters to the Lake.
The National Parks Office includes an information centre where you can learn about the  crater lake history, rainforest, flora & fauna. 

Lake Eacham is approximately 70km from Cairns. There are a lot of picnic spots and site seeing on the way.

Lake Barrine
Lake Barrine  is an extinct volcanic crater lake.  surrounded by a lush tropical rainforest. 
Filled with clean, crystal clear water, excellent for swimming and large picnic area.
Wildlife cruises run four times a day taking you around the lake. This is an educational an inspiring tour. Showing you the magnificent plants and animals that exist in this unique magical surrounding.
You can enjoy a 6 kilometre rainforest  walk around the lake's edge. From here you can take a short walk to see Twin Kauri Pines over 1000 year old.

There is a restaurant  and glass enclosed tearooms where you can have lunch and a sip of the famous Devonshire Tea.

Lake Barrine is approximately 60km or so from Cairns and about 10 minutes drive from Lake Eacham.  There are a lot of picnic spots and site seeing on the way.


Lake Euramoo
Lake Euramoo is surrounded by a lush tropical rainforest and is a double explosion volcanic crater. This extinct volcanic crater lake which is said to be not much older than 10 thousand years,. is also filled with clean, crystal clear water, excellent for swimming. There is no access to the water's edge but it does have a viewing platform.