Lake Barrine Teahouse

Treat yourself to a full meal, snack, or one of our famous Devonshire Teas while overlooking the lake.

Lake Barrine Wildlife

Guided Tours Of The Lake can introduce you to local species of animals including pythons, turtles & eels.

Take a Scenic Tour

Lake Barrine Offers a 40-minute ferry tour of the Lake & its many inhabitants

Pop In For A Swim

The public are always welcome to pop in for a swim in the fresh lake waters.

  Lake Barrine National Park
Lake Barrine - Aerial View

A mere 1 hour drive from Cairns via the scenic Gillies Highway brings you to the cool atmosphere of the Atherton Tablelands, where you will come across a beautiful, enchanting natural lake hidden in World Heritage Rainforest.

Whether you're interested in a fully guided boat tour of the lake and its creatures, a swim in the 10,000-year-old freshwater lake (along with a few friendly ducks), or a quick snack at the lakeside teahouse amongst beautiful terraced gardens, Lake Barrine offers one of the most beautiful and relaxing environments in the tropics.

The Rainforest and Wildlife Cruise

Lake Barrine Boat Cruise

Lake Barrine is world famous for itís informative relaxing rainforest & wildlife cruises around the volcanic crater brim. The 40-minute, 6km cruises provides a close-up view of one of the most complex and amazing rainforest eco-systems in the world.

The 45 minute Rainforest and Wildlife Cruise operates daily with the first cruise at 9.30am etc. Coach and large group bookings are easily catered for with discount rates available upon request.

Adult Pass: $16.00
Child Pass (5 to 15 years): $8.00
Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 Children): $40.00.

Walking Tracks

Twin Kauri Pines

Lake Barrine provides a relaxing, tranquil walking experience around the perimeter of the lake for people of all fitness levels. An amazing array of bird life lives within the World Heritage listed rainforest surrounding the lake. Walks include:

  • An 80 metre stroll to the 1,000 year old giant Twin Kauri Pines. (Wheelchair accessible)
  • A 1 and a half hour, 5 klm track around the lake, for the seasoned walker. (Excellent for bird watching)

The Teahouse/Restaurant

Lake Barrine Devonshire Tea

The multi-award winning Devonshire Teas and tasty light lunches can be enjoyed on the balcony of the charming 80 year old teahouse while taking in the serene lake views.

The Teahouse/Restaurant is open from 9am every day except Christmas Day and continues to support local producers.


The Waters of Lake Barrine

Fancy a swim?

Lake Barrine offers excellent swimming in the pristine fresh water all year round.

Both shallow & deep-water areas are accessible directly below the Lake Barrine Teahouse.

  Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Cottage Bed & Breakfast

For a peaceful getaway the fully self-contained Heritage Cottage Bed & Breakfast by the lake is a great retreat at a reasonable price.

During winter months enjoy the warmth and cosiness of the wood heater. The songs of numerous bird species enhance an early morning rainforest walk.

The Gift/Souvenir Shop

Lake Barrine Gift Shop

Mementoes of your visit are available from the well-stocked gift shop, which sells many quality local craft lines, a good variety of souvenirs, various local history books and a wide assortment of postcards.

  More Information

Please click here for more information about flora & fauna around Lake Barrine, click here for the history of Lake Barrine, or click here to contact us.

Lake BarrineLake Barrine is actually the crater left by a volcanic eruption approximately 10,000 years ago.

Gillies Highway, Yungaburra, North Queensland. 4884
Phone 07 40 953 847 Fax 07 40 953 260
Photographs by Golden Quill
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