Lake Barrine is a freshwater lake located east of the Atherton Township on the Gillies Highway. There is a short 80-meter walk to inspect a couple of giant 1,000-year-old Kauri Pines and continues on as a rainforest walking track around the perimeter of the lake. A 40-minute cruise with informative commentary departs regularly from a pontoon adjoining a lovely pre-war Tea House built in 1926. Swimming is also allowed and giant ells can be seen from the pontoon. The lake offers a tranquil and gorgeous environment; the gardens around the tea house are magnificent and feature picnic facilities and kiosk.
It was formed in the same manner as the smaller and nearby Lake Eacham. Lake Barrine is 730 m above sea level and about 1 km in diameter.
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