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Lake Eacham
Lake Eacham viewing deck
Fish viewing, Lake Eacham
Lake Eacham Circuit Walk
Map of Lake Eacham, Crater Lakes National Park
Lake Eacham Road
via Gillies Highway
Lake Eacham
Queensland 4872 Australia

Lake Eacham, Crater Lakes National Park
Lake Eacham, Tablelands Area

Free Entry

13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/lake-eacham/index.html

Description

A clear, blue lake surrounded by cool rainforest, Lake Eacham offers swimming, birdwatching, canoeing, picnic areas and shady walking tracks, making it a popular recreation area with locals and visitors alike. Lake Eacham, Crater Lakes National Park is in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Like Lake Barrine, Lake Eacham is a maar (a crater lake formed by volcanic explosions) surrounded by rainforest.

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Take a refreshing dip then lounge on the grassy area near the viewing decks which offer uninterrupted views of the lake. Walk the 3 kilometre lake circuit track and look for musky-rat kangaroos, small marsupials which are active during the day, turtles and fish at the lake's edge and a variety of birds in the rainforest. Explore the fun 1.4 kilometre return Children's walk and learn about local wildlife. Paddle a kayak or canoe on the clear smooth waters of the lake. Ride your bike through the park on Lakes Drive, a winding sealed bitumen access road.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Canoeing
    Canoeing
  • Cycling
    Cycling
  • Kayaking
    Kayaking
  • Swimming
    Swimming
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome.

Disabled:
There is access for guests with a disability. The toilets and some tracks and boardwalks are wheelchair accessible with assistance.

How To Get There

Lake Eacham is on the eastern part of the Atherton Tableland, about 68 kilometres (one hour) drive from Cairns via the Gillies Highway and 6 kilometres south east of Yungaburra. Turn off the Gillies Highway onto the Malanda-Lake Barrine Road, then turn onto the Lake Eacham Road into the park. The Atherton Tableland is also accessible via the Kennedy Highway from Cairns, the Palmerston Highway from Innisfail or the Mossman-Mount Molloy Road from Port Douglas.


Free Entry


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