60kilometres or 1 hour from Cairns Queensland lie 2 lakes formed volcanically in the Crater Lakes National Park. The Crater lakes National park consists of 2 sections Lake Eacham and Lake Barrine.
Lake Barrine also features a tea house with restaurant facilities. When I was there, I enjoyed the barramundi fish with macadamia, delicious. The Boat tour was very interesting and full of information. The area is tranquil and quiet.
Lake Eacham however has picnic facilities and the only one offering swimming facilities, it is located 8 kilometres further up the Gillies Range.
The pristine blue lake can be viewed from the air to show its true form. Lake Barrine (above) is the largest of the 2 lakes.
The vastness of the lake is also seen from the air. It appears to be in the middle of nowhere. The rainforest surround is also apparent.
When I think of the Crater lakes, I wonder just how long ago these Crater lakes were active volcanoes. We have so many beautiful and varied attributes in this wonderful country of ours, how many are yet to be discovered? For more images of the crater lakes and Cairns visit www.owenwilson.net.au