Starting from Lake Barrine Day Use Area off Gillies Range Road, Lake Barrine, this walk takes you on a circuit around Lake Barrine, exploring the dense rainforest along the way. This crater lake has an amazing rainforest around it, in which there is a well-maintained track decorated with informative signposts. The tropical scenery combined with the harmonic birdsong will make you forget what year you’re in. Speaking of, you’ll be able to spot grey-headed robins, chowchillas and even a Victoria’s Riflebird if you’re lucky. Enjoy a tea at the teahouse after the hike, and maybe even take the boat tour for extra fun. Keep an eye out for snakes. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn left onto Maunds Road, 52 and drive for another 20.1 km
Turn sharp right and drive for another 105 m
Keep right and drive for another 85 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the end of Lake Barrine Access Road, head towards the green “Lake circuit track” sign along the dirt path. Head along the dirt track following the arrow on the said sign and step into the rainforest. Stay on the marked track as you keep the lake to your left to continue along Lake Bernie Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Directions & comments
Start heading along Lake Circuit Track.
There is a toilet (about 80 m back from the start).
There is a car park (about 9 m back from the start).
After 1.2 km come to the viewpoint.
After another 1.1 km come to the viewpoint.
After another 2 km pass the sign (on your left).
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Rainforest Walk & Lake Circuit Track) turn left, to head along Lake Circuit Track.
After another 335 m continue straight.
After another 85 m pass the "Lake Barrine Tea House Restaurant" (9 m on your left).
After another 8 m head up the steps
After another 60 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Lake Barrine Circuit
1 h 15 min to 2 h 15 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)