Lake Barrine

North Queensland

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.

824m
Maximum Elevation
136m
Total Climb

Getting there

Access is directly off the Gillies Highway about 8km east of Yungaburra and well signposted. Due to the nature of the Gillies Highway (includes 20km of very twisty uphill driving), this would be over an hours' drive from Cairns (50km).

Maps

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/lake-barrine/index.html

Route/Trail notes

This is an easy walk along the gravel pathways and boardwalk around the lake.  Keep a lookout for the olive green Freshwater Eels that cross land to get here. Plenty of bird and wildlife including the Tailless Skink and the Brown Bush Rat. There are also 'lovers' and 'twin' trees!

Permits/Costs

No permit, no cost, no fishing.

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?

Comments

Nice easy hike.

SabrinaBlaas on 29 Sep, 2016

Nice views of the lake. A good place to go bird watching. Didn't see any cassowaries :-/ Check out the cafe at the bottom of the car park for lunch, nice view and service.

rob.bushman on 10 Sep, 2016

This was part two of a full days walking and driving the various lakes in the Atherton region. The others included Lake Tinaroo and Lake Eacham. I arrived here in time for a light snack lunch at the Tea House situated on the lake shore, before walking it off around the lake. Never did see a Freshwater Eel!

F.A.B. on 5 Sep, 2015

This was a lovely walk around Barine Dam.

Ian and Sue on 3 Jan, 2009

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