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Lake Eacham, Crater Lakes National Park

Lake Eacham, Queensland. Photo: Tourism Queensland.Lake Eacham, Queensland. Photo: Tourism Queensland.

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Myrtle rust found

Myrtle rust—a fungal disease affecting many native plants—has been found at Lake Eacham. The disease poses a significant threat to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Learn more about myrtle rust and how to minimise its spread.

Facilities and activities

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Welcome

The Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Lake Eacham welcome you to their country and ask that you respect their special place.

Location

About 68 km or just over one hour’s drive up the Gillies Range from Cairns.

What's special

A clear, blue lake surrounded by cool rainforest, Lake Eacham offers swimming, birdwatching, canoeing, picnic areas and shady walking tracks, making it a popular recreation area with locals and visitors.

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Last updated
17 October 2012