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Camping Equipment & 4WD Rentals Cairns
Posted: Saturday, 18 May 2013
CampersOZ have just been appointed the Main distributor in the Cairns region for this great new Mosquito Candle. The Sure Duz Mosquito candle was tested here in Cairns by a leading Entomologist and proves to be the most efficient method of controling mosquitos, Midgies and Sandflies. * NO SMOKE * NO ODOURS * ONE 300 gram CANDLE BURNS FOR 60 HOURS These are so clean you can have them inside or out. ...
Atherton Tableland Information Centre
Posted: Thursday, 18 Apr 2013
Thursday, 18th April -  The Atherton Tablelands cycle tracks will soon be put to the test as more than 180 riders from across Australia begin to arrive in the region ahead of this weekend’s 2013 Subaru Australian Marathon Championships. Michael Trout, chairman of Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT) and Member for Barron River, said it was an exciting time for the region.  “The ...
Your Tropical Food Experience Starts Here!
Posted: Monday, 27 Aug 2012
The annual Tastes of the Tablelands festival is a must-do for any self-respecting foodie in the North Queensland region, and the 2012 Festival is no different. This year, Farmers from across the region will be presenting and selling their locally grown fresh produce in the Farmer's Lane, sponsored by Taste Paradise. Tastes of the Tablelands showcases the diversity of the Tablelands region, with a variety ...

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About Lake Eacham

For a lake that had such a violent and tumultuous origin, the peacefulness and tranquillity of Lake Eacham is an amazing wonder. This lake is the most popular swimming and picnic destination for all of the Atherton Tablelands, but it was once a place of colossal upheaval.

Scientists believe Lake Eacham, and nearby Lake Barrine, were formed approximately 12,000 years ago when molten hot magma in the centre of the earth rose to the surface and heated the water table. The intense hot steam that resulted from the boiling water table was trapped underground, until massive explosions signalled its release. Huge cracks appeared in the ground and the trees that once lathed the mountainside were levelled and burnt. Eventually, over hundreds of years, water filled the craters and the trees grew back, creating the tranquil lake used today by families and tourists for recreation. The lake is fed by underground springs so it retains a constant water level and is unaffected by drought.

Lake Eacham is the centrepiece of the 489-hectare Lake Eacham National Park, characterised by dense rainforest and thousands of small animals. The lake is ideal for swimming, canoeing, bushwalking, and bird watching. No motorised boats are allowed on the lake. It is 60 metres deep, and features a pontoon great for diving into the deep water. A large grassy area is terrific for picnics, sunbathing, or just watching the kids as they play in the shallow water near the edge of the lake.

Surrounding the lake is a 4-km water track, which begins and ends at the parking lot. This walk is suitable for all ages because it is flat and paved the entire length. On weekends, a small canteen is opened where light refreshment can be purchased.