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
History of Lake Barrine

One of the greatest pleasures for many visitors to Lake Barrine is the family history that has seen three generations of one family associated with its care. George Curry fell in love with the Lake while surveying the region in the pioneering days. He and the Local Council and Forestry Department formed what was then called the Lake's Trust. This trust sought to protect the lake and surrounding land from logging. In 1923 George applied for a grant and was given a perpetual lease over one acre of land on the shore of Lake Barrine.

Living on the edge of the lake in a corrugated iron hut George first showed the visitors around Lake Barrine in a row boat. Today we run two specially built cruise boats with a total capacity of 170 which take our visitors on the tour around the lake in ease and luxury. The timber Tea House was originally built in the 1930's as a dance hall and has since had many uses, including an aquatic centre, guest house, school and a convalescent home during World War II. Today the Tea House, nestled right on the lake's edge, provides breakfasts, lunches, and their famous prize winning Devonshire teas.

The 3rd generation of the Curry family still own & manage the Tea House and Rainforest Cruise and their commitment to the preservation of the natural heritage of the lake is unchanged.

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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