Lake Barrine, Crater Lakes National Park

National Parks and Reserves Natural Attractions

This popular park features a deep crater lake surrounded by cool lush rainforest. Lake Barrine, part of Crater Lakes National Park, is a maar—a crater lake formed by two massive volcanic explosions.

Take the short stroll to the giant bull kauri trees or stretch your legs on the longer 5km track around the lake. Look for rainforest animals, such as the colourful but cryptic Boyd’s forest dragon, along the way. Paddle your canoe onto the smooth lake and look for fish, turtles, eels and waterbirds along the shallow, reedy edges.

Enjoy afternoon tea in the privately-operated teahouse or jump on an informative lake cruise.


Birdwatching Canoeing/Kayaking Carpark Disabled access available Family Food and Refreshments Hiking Indigenous themes and/or interpretation Nature & Wildlife Picnic Area Public Toilet Swimming Walk World Heritage

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