On a pleasant day with no rain, it is no hardship to walk the shaded 3 km trail around the extinct crater Lake Eacham.
The clear waters of the lake can be spotted through gaps in the thick rainforest.
Vines use the trunks of trees to climb toward the sunshine.
Colourful fungi are seen on old fallen trees, and tree stumps.
Children (and adults) delight in spotting the many fish and turtles in the lake. By the way, don’t get your rods and reels out just yet, there is no fishing allowed in this lake.
As you know, Australia is a huge country, full of contrasts. It must be hard to decide which area to come to, if you have a limited time.
Tropical Queensland offers so much to those of you looking for a get-away-from-it-all break. There is a wide range of beauty to see, clean air to breathe, clear lakes to swim in and vast starry skies at night. To me, the best time to come here is in our autumn, winter or spring. Summer is best avoided, it gets rather humid and uncomfortable, with the chance of torrential rain.
Here is a link to a bit more information about Lake Eacham. Maybe I’ll see you on the trail one of these days.