Fresh Water Swimming

Lake Eacham, Crater Lakes National Park

  • Address

    Lake Eacham Road via Gillies Highway
    Lake Eacham, Lake Eacham
    Queensland 4872, Australia

Lake Eacham, Crater Lakes National Park

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.

Location

Lake Eacham, Crater Lakes National Park

Lake Eacham Road via Gillies Highway
Lake Eacham, Lake Eacham
Queensland 4872, Australia

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Facilities

  • Carpark

  • Barbeque

  • Public toilet

  • Facilities bar

  • Coach parking

  • Picnic area

  • Free

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