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“Fabulous swimming hole and more!”
Review of Lake Barrine

Lake Barrine
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$160.80*
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Atherton Tablelands Rainforest Wildlife Tour by Night
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Atherton Tablelands Day Trip from Cairns Including Paronella Park and Millaa...
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Cairns
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous swimming hole and more!”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

As a local, I often head up to Lake Barrine from Cairns with my family. It is a wonderful, safe, (no crocodiles, sharks, stingers or any other threatening 'water things'), cool, freshwater place to swim. It has a large grass area for people to relax in, sunbake, have BBQs and so. It has change facilities and toilets. It is a truly lovely place and a truly relaxing environment to spend time in. It is one of Cairns' hinterland secrets which every person should hear of.

Visited August 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
298 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Tranquilty plus”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

A beautiful rainforest lake. Peaceful. Just stand and watch and listen. Water is clear and you can see fish and turtles in it. A python was sunning on the bank. New toilet block is brilliant. A lovely stop on the tablelands experiences.

Visited July 2014
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lake Barrine, a lovely experience.”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautiful spot, serene waters with abundant birdlife and several other exciting exotics, like the python curled up under a fern on the lakes edge. The boat ride was enjoyable and informative. The driver was able to get right in close to the banks. Sadly the commentary wasn't as clear outside so I missed some bits. Had a lovely high tea. The walk around the lake is 5kms, an easy pleasant walk with lake glimpses and viewing areas. The Kauri trees are stunning. Highly recommended.

Visited July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice teahouse and cruise”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had Devonshire tea at the teahouse, which was quite nice without being mind-blowing, and did the rainforest cruise. Very relaxing.

Visited July 2014
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Eagle River, AK
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fascinating walk and boat ride”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

With two teenagers in tow, we weren't sure how many more outings they'd enjoy. But we booked the boat ride, and then went for a walk to the kauri pines and back on the trail that loops up to the road. The pines are magnificent, and on the way back we spotted a musky rat kangaroo in the woods. Hooray! Then the boat ride, beginning with an eel and the resident pelican, followed by informative commentary all around the lake, two amethystine pythons basking in the reeds, a water dragon on a branch, and more. We were all delighted that we had taken the boat ride and not skipped over Lake Barrine.

Visited May 2014
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