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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  • I have wanted to go back to Blue lake since I was a kid. First tip: you cannot drive there anymore, believe me, that’s a good thing. It keeps the area free from huge numbers of people. Apparently it’s...  more »
  • Blue lake is nice once you get there, however the road to drive there is closed so you need to walk an hour to get there. So it's only worth going if you plan to stay awhile.  more »
  • Ok when you are over at Straddie you need to visit the Blue lake - swim, frollick, kayak, snorkel - its all there for you to enjoy just check the winds before going because a windy day makes it uncomf...  more »
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