|CAIRNS REGIONAL INFO
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.
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
Lake Eacham is an extinct
volcanic crater lake surrounded by 1200acres of lush
The lake is sixty metres
deep filled with clean, crystal clear water,
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 &
Lake Eacham is
approximately 70km from Cairns. There
are a lot of picnic spots and site seeing on the way.
- Lake Barrine is an
extinct volcanic crater lake. surrounded by a lush
- 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
- 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
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 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