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Posted: 04 Apr 2018
Record number of Easter Egg Hunters this morning and we’re pretty sure the kids all thoroughly enjoyed it!
If you have any photos from the weekend please tag us in them!
Posted: 08 Jan 2015
Are you an RACQ, NRMA, RACV, RAA member??? If so, keep in mind that you can show your card at Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park and get a 10% discount on your stay. This is our way of thanking you for being members and supporting the good work they...
Posted: 04 Dec 2014
Barramundi are well and truly back on the bite. Plenty of good sized Barra and Black Brim have been caught since the weather has warmed up.
Red Claw appear to be breeding well as quite a few are being caught.
Please remember though - if...
Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park has been a much-loved 'favourite' holiday destination for several decades, at one of tropical North Queensland's most popular tourism drawcards, Lake Tinaroo. We have a wide range of accommodation styles and prices to suit your needs: Unpowered and powered sites, powered si...
Lake Tinaroo is one of the main reasons for visiting the Atherton Tablelands. It is a natural playground for Cairns locals who regularly visit on weekends to enjoy the mild climate. The lake is located 15 minutes northeast from Atherton, via the tiny township of Kairi. (Pronounced Kee-Rie) It has more than 200 kilometres of shoreline when filled to capacity.
The large body of water has been created courtesy of a large dam blocking the Barron River. The dam, built in 1959, supplies drinking water to the local residents and is the primary source of irrigation for farmers throughout the Atherton Tablelands. The dam wall, constructed across the Barron River, is 45 metres high. In addition to its functional purpose, Lake Tinaroo is also a major tourist attraction. It is a protected and safe place for sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, swimming, fishing, red clawing, bird watching, hiking, picnicking, and camping.
The wilderness surrounding the dam is diverse, including dense rainforest, pine tree plantations and Australian scrub. As a result, the birdlife is spectacular and platypuses and kangaroos are abundant. Lake Tinaroo is regarded as the best Barramundi fishing in the world. The barramundi here cannot breed because the water is only fresh. (Barramundi need a salt and fresh water environment to breed) Therefore, the lake is stocked annually with baby barra that grow into monsters bigger than anywhere else in the world. The world’s biggest barras have been caught here by keen anglers – visit the local store and see all the photos on the wall of proud fishers wrestling with their fish that are bigger than their boats.
Tinaroo Township features caravan parks, cabin-style accommodation, and a fine-dining restaurant overlooking the dam wall. There are multiple boat ramps, and a huge park with children’s play equipment is located alongside a quiet arm of the lake. The population of Tinaroo Township is approximately 210.