Crater Lakes National Park

Popular Walks

4.8 km return
105 mins

Lake Barrine

This picturesque freshwater lake has a walking track all the way around, together with Tea House and the opportunity of a Cruise on the waters. This is a water filled crater that was created some 10,000 years ago as a result of a volcanic eruption.

3.2 km return
75 mins

Lake Eacham

A clear, blue lake surrounded by cool rainforest, Lake Eacham offers swimming, bird watching, canoeing, picnic areas and shady walking tracks. It is a popular recreation area for locals and visitors.
In geological terms, the lake is a maar; a volcanic crater formed by massive explosions from the superheating of groundwater. The crater fills with rain water only, forming a lake 65m deep.
Over 180 bird species have been recorded from the rainforest and you may be lucky enough to see one of the few species of marsupial active during daytime—the small musky rat-kangaroo.