Danbulla National Park and State Forest Tropical North Queensland

The Lake Euramoo lookout affords excellent views of this volcanic maar. Photo credit: Julie Swartz © Queensland Government

Lake Tinaroo is the heart of Danbulla National Park and State Forest. Photo credit: Karl Seelig © Tourism and Events Queensland

Be inspired: ‘Slow camping’ at Danbulla where families enjoy the ‘little things in life’

‘Because one day you will look back and realise they were big things’. Writer Kurt Vonnegut was so right. Time is fleeting and we wish we could ‘bonsai’ our kids, but before we know it, they’ve grown and flown. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © 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

Be inspired: Legendary fish, aquatic adrenaline and waterfront vistas—Danbulla offers all this and more!

Does the smell of sunscreen and insect spray evoke childhood memories of dangling a fishing line with Dad, bucket-washing the dishes with Mum and building a camp fire with your siblings? Photo credit: Karl Seelig © Tourism and Events Queensland

Be inspired: Queensland National Parks’ best-loved camping areas

We are truly a nation of coast dwellers, so when it comes to camping holidays, where do we head? To the water, of course! Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Lake Euramoo lookout and track

Stop at the lookout showcasing tranquil Lake Euramoo below, and then take a stroll along the circuit track through the lakeside rainforest.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
500m circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 10min walking time.
Grade
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Walking

Lake Euramoo will captivate you with its beauty and unique geological history.

As you gaze down at the dark water of this rainforest lake you'll notice the unique dumbbell shape of the lake, formed from twin volcanic explosions. This unusual formation sets Lake Euramoo apart from other crater lakes.

Once you’ve had your fill, take a short stroll along the easy circuit track that winds through the rainforest. Birdlife is rich here so be sure to take your binoculars.

Lake Euramoo lookout and track, Danbulla National Park are part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, famed for its exceptional natural beauty, outstanding examples of the record of life, evolutionary history and remarkable diversity.

Getting there and getting around

Lake Euramoo is in Danbulla National Park on the central part of the Atherton Tableland, 70km (1.5hr) from Cairns.

  • The circuit is 18.4km from the western entrance and 9.6km from the eastern entrance, on Danbulla Road.
  • Most of Danbulla Road is unsealed but it is accessible to all vehicles.

Refer to number 8 reference on Danbulla National Park and State Forest locality and road maps (PDF, 207.2KB) .

For more information see visiting safely—getting there and getting around.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Lake Euramoo lookout and track is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Danbulla safely and Walk with care.