At the moment a pair of Sea Eagles are nesting by the lake and the Amythest Pythons are sun-baking in the winter sun.
Sadly, the cruise has yet to recommence due to the closing of the borders and international flights.
The boats are available for group bookings at $200.00 for 10 people with $20.00 per head for every extra person after that. A part of this fee goes to supporting National Parks.
Lake Barrine is world famous for it’s unique, informative, relaxing rainforest & wildlife cruises around the volcanic crater brim. The 45-minute cruise provides a close-up view of one of the most complex and amazing rainforest eco-systems in the world, all from the comfort of a quiet, guided boat ride. For a different perspective you can also enjoy the self-guided 5km walking track around the lake which allows you to view the one-of-a-kind heritage listed rainforest from the pristine lake shore.
Lake Barrine II was a custom home made vessel built in 1973 by Jim Curry.
The vessel is 14.8m long and weighs in just over 13.7 ton. She is built offerro concrete, and is lovingly referred to as the ‘Floating Footpath’ by the skippers. She is slightly slower than her counterpart Lake Barrine III but gives her passengers a unique experience by sitting closer to the water. She alike Lake Barrine III is powered by an extremely environmentally friendly 90hp four stroke Honda outboard engine.
Lake Barrine III was built by NQE&A in Cairns in 1987. She is 19.8m long and has an estimated weight of 13 ton. Despite been significantly larger than Lake Barrine II the vessel weighs less because she is made of aluminium, she is also a much more modern design which helps with speed and maneuverability. The vessel also provides a exclusive experience by allowing her passengers to view ‘over’ the water from the upper deck. She is the workhorse of our fleet and can carry a total of 134 passengers. Originally powered by a Perkins diesel motor and has been converted to the very environmentally friendly four stroke 90hp Honda outboard engine.