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Lake Barrine National Park

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Lake Barrine National Park - Cities, Towns and Localities
Lake Barrine is a clear blue lake, 65 m deep and surrounded by lush rainforest, that is also a maar (a volcanic crater formed by explosions from overheating groundwater). There are tall trees (35-40 m), large fig trees, and an understorey with long-leaved ginger plants and aeroids. A 6.5 km circuit track begins at the lake’s edge, just below the car park and passes two large kauri pines, a tree that dominated Tableland forests for thousands of years.

Fauna around the lake includes the common saw-shelled turtle, amethystine pythons, water dragons, and the colourful Boyd’s forest dragon, a lizard that grows up to 45 centimetres.

Lake Barrine is an ideal location for scientific studies of pollen found in sediments on the lake floor. These layers which go back millennia, are used to record past changes in vegetation and therefore climatic changes Study of these sediments and those of other maars nearby have provided evidence for a theory proposing expansion and contraction of Tableland rainforests.

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.

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