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The 445 ha Blue Lake National Park protects coastal wallum and a freshwater lake of special significance to the local Quandamooka people. The Blue Lake or ‘Karboora’ is a window lake formed within a hollow in the island’s water table. Tortoise Lagoon, a small seasonal swamp, is a perched lake, located above the water table. The lakes are fringed with paperbarks, eucalypts, reeds and banksias, proving a haven for native fauna. Blue Lake’s crystal clear, blue waters are home to the soft-spined sunfish. Reed-filled Tortoise Lagoon is sometimes dry.

Things to do including walking, there are two tracks through the park (recommended to walk during the cooler months). During the summer months take drinking water, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. You will be walking through wallum woodlands with stunted eucalypt trees, wallum banksias and a flowering heath understorey.

There is birdlife, sand goannas, swamp wallabies, skinks and the mottled tree frog, especially during the early morning and late afternoon. You may even be lucky to see the rare golden wallabies. There are also wonderful wildflowers during spring. So don't forget your camera and binoculars.

You can also walk to Neembeeba Lookout for a fantastic view over the southern part of North Stradbroke Island, the Pacific Ocean and the Gold Coast.

Neembeeba Lookout Track • 6 km return (approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours).
Karboora Track • 5 km return (approximately 1.5 to 2 hours)

There are areas to sit and have a bush picnic by the lake. Swimming is not recommended due to hidden snags, with the shallow water posing a risks to visitors. There are no facilities so please take all your rubbish with you.

Camping is not permitted in this park. There are campgrounds at Amity and Point Lookout, as well as other types of accommodation facilities at Dunwich, Amity and Point Lookout.

Source: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact the local Parks and Wildlife Service or visit the QLD National parks, marine parks and forests website. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service
127 Russell Street
Ph: 07 3821 9000
Fax: 07 3821 9001

Stradbroke Island Visitor Centre

Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service

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