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Crater Lakes National Park comprises of two separate sections—Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham. Both sections protect clear, blue crater lakes surrounded by cool rainforest. At Lake Barrine a walking track, giant bull kauri pine trees and privately-owned teahouse and boat cruises make it a popular stop for visitors. Lake Eacham, a favourite of locals and visitors alike, offers swimming, birdwatching, picnic areas and shady walking tracks.
Lake Barrine is about 60km or just over 1 hour's drive up the Gillies Range from Cairns. The turn-off to Lake Eacham is a further 8km along the Gillies Range.
The Traditional Owners of Crater Lakes National Park welcome you to their country and ask that you respect their special place.
- Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
- No campfires
- Picnic tables
- Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
- Canoeing and kayaking
- No camping
- World Heritage
- Crater Lakes National Park Visitor Facilities - What is closed? 15 May to 31 July 2020