Crater Lakes National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Darren Jew ©Tourism and Events Qld

Take your canoe and kayak for a majestic paddle along the edge of the lake. Photo credit: © Tourism Tropical North Qld

Walking tracks through the rainforest provide secluded forest-fringed views of the lake. Photo credit: © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Chasing volcanoes (and waterfalls) in the tropical north

They say ‘don’t go chasing waterfalls’ but we suggest you do, and volcanoes too! Photo credit: Steven Nowakowski © Queensland Government

Journeys

  • Admire these two magnificent bull kauri pine trees that tower 45m over you and the rest of the forest.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    160m return
    Time suggested
    Allow 10min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 2 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Explore lush rainforest, typical of the fertile basalt (red) soils and high rainfall of this area, as you circumnavigate this high-altitude crater lake.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    5km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 2hr walking time
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Discover epiphyte-laden branches, look for musky-rat kangaroos in the undergrowth and listen for chowchillas as they forage on the forest floor in this World Heritage-listed rainforest.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    600m one way
    Time suggested
    Allow 15min walking time
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Learn about the rainforest and animals as you wriggle like a snake, search for dragons and create amazing creatures on this fun walk for kids (and adults!).

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1.4km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 1hr playing time
    Grade
    Grade 2 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Take a stroll around the crater for forest-fringed views of the lake.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    3km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 1 hr walking time
    Grade
    Grade 2 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive