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“Peaceful boat cruise on a crater lake” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Barrine

Lake Barrine
Yungaburra, Queensland, Australia
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Atherton Tablelands, Paronella Park and Millaa...
Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Yungaburra
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Peaceful boat cruise on a crater lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The 1926 cafe/restaurant on the very edge of Lake Barrine was the perfect place to have a cup of coffee and observe the lake. We went on the little boat trip round the lake and despite expecting a geriatric outing we saw a red bellied black snake at extremely close quarters as well as a huge huge ell that was making the local ducklings lives very dangerous. On the grassy verge between the lake and the cafe a 3 metre python was quietly warming itself in the sun only to be the centre of attention of a gaggle of tourists, ourselves included. Charming, relaxing, fun! Worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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“Tranquil and interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The Lake is full of interesting ecological points of interest so the boat ride is a must. the Teahouse provides nice, basic meals - worth a visit.

Visited February 2012
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“Devonshire Tea - Yummo!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Excellent 5km walk around the lake, mostly shaded so you can go any time of day. Great views from the cafe. scones and cream are divine!

Visited September 2012
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“A beautiful crater lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The Atherton Tablelands is one of Australia's most beautiful regions and the area around Yungaburra, Lake Eacham and Lake Barrine is one of the highlights.
The rainforests and crater lakes are absolutely wonderful and it can be so quiet and peaceful.
Lake Barrine is a wonderful spot to idle away a few hours particularly if you sit at the Tea House and enjoy an oldfashioned devonshire tea with scones and cream teas.

Visited September 2012
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“Devonshire Teas!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

What a wonderful spot for afternoon tea. Look out over the lake as you enjoy freshly made jam and cream scones and a mug of hot coffee

Visited August 2012
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