Creeks, Dams and Craters on the Atherton Tablelands

You may have done the famous Waterfall Circuit – but did you know the Atherton Tablelands are also the “Crater Lakes District”?


Lake Eacham

A 65m deep, extinct volcanic crater lake filled with cool, clean, crystal clear water, surrounded by 1200acres of lush ancient highland rainforest. There’s also a pontoon available, offering excellent swimming conditions all year round.

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Crawford’s Lookout

Just near the Namu Tropical Skywalk, Crawford’s Lookout is an easy pull-off from the scenic Palmerston Highway. It offers a spectacular outlook over the junction of the Colo River and Wollemi Creek, the longest waterway in the area.


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Jumna Dam, Irvinebank

Located about 7km from Irvinebank township, Jumna Dam is about 1km in diameter and another beautiful place to visit, with camping being permitted.

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Cobbold Gorge

Located in the Gulf Savannah region, this pioneering place with ancient landscape invites you to breathe in the bush

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Mt. Hypipamee Crater

Formed by an explosive eruption of volcanic gases which blasted through solid granite and filled with water at the bottom, is a really unusual natural work of art to see.

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