Take a refreshing swim in an ancient crater lake, marvel at trees more than one thousand years old, stand in the world’s longest lava flow, see fairytale limestone caves and steep yourself in fascinating cultural history. The Atherton Tablelands could easily be described as majestic, but what is truly awe-inspiring are the region’s waterfalls and lakes. Here in the Wet Tropics, water falls out of the sky often, creating shimmering lakes and spectacular waterfalls. There are no streams that flow into or out of the lakes, water is only lost through soakage and evaporation and only replenished through rainfall. Many people are surprised to discover the level can fluctuate by up to four metres between wet and dry seasons. At Lake Barrine, take a cruise to spot wildlife and enjoy a break at the quaint 80-year old teahouse, which serves excellent devonshire teas. There is also a short walk to the towering twin Kauri trees, thought to be over 1000 years old. At Lake Eacham, a long stretch of grassy lawn meets the lake’s edge and there are barbecues, picnic areas, an all weather shelter and toilets. Guests at the neighbouring Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges enjoy free guided nocturnal animal viewings each evening.
THE CRATER LAKES The twin volcanic
crater lakes of Barrine and Eacham are tranquil pools of water fringed by rainforest. Formed approximately 12,000 years ago by violent volcanic eruptions, it took several hundred years for water to fill these giant craters and for the trees to grow back, creating the placid lakes used today by families and tourists for recreation.
AROO LAKELITIN PARK DAY
Budget to Deluxe Waterview Villas / Great shady sites to suit – get in early! / “Stay 7, Pay 5” deal* bookings required / FREE Wiﬁ / FANTASTIC NEW camp kitchen! / Large drive thru slab sites / Water sport equipment for hire – stand up paddle boards, canoes, kayaks! / Boats and jet ski tours also available! (Seasonal – bookings required) / Pet friendly / NEW Owners / Resort style pool and jumping pillow / On site CAFÉ! / Residential HOME PARK! / Fire pit sites / Shop, fuel, ﬁrewood, gas reﬁlls and ice available
Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park
Address / 4 – 28 Tinaroo Falls Dam Rd, TINAROO Qld 4872 Email / email@example.com
• Fully appointed, 4½ star AAA rated, self-contained, luxury apartments on the shores of Lake Tinaroo • Magnificent lake views from all apartments • Fully licensed restaurant • Conference facilities • Perfect for couples, groups and families www.tinarooresort.com.au
Phone/Fax (07) 4095 8912
*Subject to availability
To book please call 07 4095 8232 or www.LTHP.com.au
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