Blue Lake National Park, North Stradbroke Island

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Blue Lake National Park is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 44km east of Brisbane on North Stradbroke Island. Access is provided by road 9km west of Dunwich. Camping, open fires, and domestic animals are not permitted in the park.Blue LakeThe park's main features is Blue Lake which is known as a "window lake" and is just under 10m deep when full. It is home to the southern sun fish. Water from the lake overflows into the Eighteen Mile Swamp. The aboriginal name for Blue Lake is Karboora.Environmental studies have revealed the lake has been uniquely stable for thousands of years. Blue Lake was the focus for research on environmental change in which numerous indicators such as water discharge, water quality, pollen and algae samples were examined to understand the history of the lake.Walking TracksFrom Blue Lake Car Park the Class 4 Neembeeba Lookout track covers six km return. The Karboora (Blue Lake) track, which 5.2 km in length is a Class 3 walking track.Tortoise LagoonThe ephemeral Tortoise Lagoon is also found in the national park. This small perched lake was 1.4 metres deep in 1974 when it filled.Fact sheetArea: 5 km²Coordinates: Date of establishment: 1962Managing authorities: Queensland Parks and Wildlife ServiceIUCN category: II
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  • July 23, 2017
    Only do this walk (6km return) if you have the time and energy to spare and you have covered all other main sights (point lookout, north george walk, brown lake, cylinder beach etc). While the lake is...  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    This is a gentle 6 Km walk on a well-defined sandy track through the wallum banksia, black sheoak and eucalypt scrublands. We did this in mid winter and enjoyed seeing the banksias, the grasstrees and...  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    The round trip took us just under 3 hours and that included an apple and a drink at Blue lake. I even took my mum who has arthritis, and dodgy knees. The walk is mostly flat, tremendously serene, and ...  more »

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