Lake Barrine Rainforest Cruise and Teahouse, Yungaburra

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A mere 1 hour drive from Cairns via the scenic Gillies Highway brings you to the cool atmosphere of the Atherton Tablelands, where you will come across a beautiful, enchanting natural lake hidden in World Heritage Rainforest.

Whether you're interested in a fully guided boat tour of the lake and its creatures, a swim in the 10,000-year-old freshwater lake (along with a few friendly ducks), or a quick snack at the lakeside teahouse amongst beautiful terraced gardens, Lake Barrine offers one of the most beautiful and relaxing environments in the tropics.

The Rainforest and Wildlife Cruise

Lake Barrine Boat Cruise

Lake Barrine is world famous for it’s informative relaxing rainforest & wildlife cruises around the volcanic crater brim. The 40-minute, 6km cruises provides a close-up view of one of the most complex and amazing rainforest eco-systems in the world.

The 45 minute Rainforest and Wildlife Cruise operates daily.

The Teahouse/Restaurant

The multi-award winning Devonshire Teas and tasty light lunches can be enjoyed on the balcony of the charming 80 year old teahouse while taking in the serene lake views.

The Teahouse/Restaurant is open from 9am every day except Christmas Day and continues to support local producers

How to get here:

Tropical Horizons Tours - a local Cairns tours company and was first established in 1988 to service Cairns and Port Douglas tours and is a recognized leader in quality tours in the Cairns, Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation regions of Tropical North. Queensland.

Northern Experience Eco Tours is another great way to experience a day tour which includes the Lake Barrine Rainforest Cruise and morning tea for more information go to
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  • It was amazing to realize that the boat was skippered by the owner of the teahouse and boats. His Grandparents settled here back in the early 1900s before it was a National Park and started...  more »
  • This was our second visit here, both times on a shore day off a cruise ship. Last time we missed the lake cruise by 10 minutes because we stopped at the Cathedral Fig so without that stop we arrived.....  more »
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