Lake Eacham, Crater Lakes National Park
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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.
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.
Children are welcome.
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.
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Lake Eacham Road
via Gillies Highway
Queensland 4872 Australia
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