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Lake Eacham Circuit Track, Crater Lakes National Park
1 Hour  / 3 Kilometres

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Description

Lake Eacham Circuit Track is located within the Crater Lakes National Park, on the Atherton Tablelands. Lake Eacham is a clear, blue lake surrounded by lush rainforest. A number of rainforest communities can be seen along the three kilometre track encircling the lake.

The Lake Eacham Circuit Track through the rainforest provides secluded forest-fringed views of the lake and excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife. Over 180 bird species have been recorded from the rainforest here and you may be lucky enough to see one of the few species of marsupial active during daytime-the small musky rat-kangaroo. In geological terms, the lake is a maar-a volcanic crater formed by massive explosions from the superheating of groundwater. The crater has filled with water, forming a lake 65 metres deep. Allow one hour walking time to complete the circuit of an easy to moderate grade.


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  • Lake Eacham Circuit Track

    The Lake Eacham Circuit Track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.
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Journey Details

Duration1 Hour Itinerary TypeLand
Distance3 KilometresItinerary RouteCircuit
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Canoeing
    Canoeing
  • Kayaking
    Kayaking
  • Swimming
    Swimming
  • Walking
    Walking
  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


Other Information

Children:
Yes. Please check the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site listed above for nature-based activities (including guided walks) offered at Lake Eacham through the Nature Kids - connect with nature program.

Disabled:
Lake Eacham toilets and some tracks and boardwalks are wheelchair-accessible with assistance.


Visit our Travel Info page or the National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing website for more information. See Park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

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Lake Eacham Circuit Track

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The Lake Eacham Circuit Track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.



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View of Lake Eacham from lake circuit track, Crater Lakes National Park
View of Lake Eacham from lake circuit track, Crater Lakes National Park


Route Details

Duration:
1 Hr 
Distance:
3 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Walk
Route Type:
Circuit

Experiences
  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Lakes/Rivers/Dams
    Waterways
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Rainforest
    Rainforest
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 3


Other Information

Children:
Please check the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site listed above for nature-based activities (including guided walks) offered at Lake Eacham through the Nature Kids - connect with nature program.

Disabled:
Lake Eacham toilets and some tracks and boardwalks are wheelchair-accessible with assistance.



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