Lake Eacham, Crater Lakes National Park

National Parks and Reserves

Please note: In response to COVID-19, the visitor centre at the Lake Eacham nursery in Crater Lakes National Park is closed until further notice.

A serene blue lake surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, Lake Eacham is part of Crater Lakes National Park.

Take a refreshing dip and then relax in the shade, or wander along the viewing decks for uninterrupted water views. The lake is a maar—a volcanic crater formed by massive explosions from the superheating of groundwater. The crater has filled with water, forming a lake 65m deep.

Stroll around the 3km track encircling the crater lake for forest-fringed views of the lake . You’ll be surrounded by birdsong as the lake’s birds call, twitter, screech and sing from the treetops. Over 180 bird species have been recorded from the rainforest. Look for musky rat-kangaroos—these small, chocolate-coloured macropods are often seen during the day.

Learn about the rainforest and animals as you wriggle like a snake, search for dragons and create amazing creatures on the fun active Children’s walk.

Paddle a kayak or canoe on the smooth waters of the lake, keeping an eye out below for curious turtles and schools of fish.


Aboriginal Culture Barbeque Birdwatching Camping Canoeing/Kayaking Carpark Coach Parking Cycling Disabled access available Family Indigenous themes and/or interpretation International Nature & Wildlife Picnic Area Public Toilet Swimming Walk Walks World Heritage


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