Trip Start Apr 16, 2007
88Trip End Jul 2008
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For the first few days we stayed at Lake Tinaroo campsite, a great location alongside the Lake. Lake Tinaroo holds the World Record for the largest Barramundi ever caught, a whopping 37Kg!!!! massive! Definately time for the rod and reel to make an appearance! Although the World Record was quite safe, Jim managed to land his largest fish to date, a Sooty Grunter weighing in at 2.1Kg - not bad and not bad eating either, big enough to make several dinners for both of us....
We visited a number of stunning waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands on the 'Waterfalls circuit'. The most spectacular was probably the infamous Milaa Milaa Falls, one of the most photographed falls in Australia - you may recognise it from the Timotei adverts.
We also visited a number of Crater Lakes including Lake Eacham, an extinct volcanic crater lake surrounded by 1200acres of lush tropical rainforest. The lake is sixty metres deep filled with clean, crystal clear water, we couldn't resist we had to take a dip! Luckily there were no croc's around.....
Lake Barrine is another extinct volcanic crater lake we visited, surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. From here we took a short walk to see Twin Kauri Pine trees over 1000 years old.... There was also a restaurant and tearooms famous for its scones and Devonshire tea, of course we had to have some.
Lake Tinaroo and the Atherton Tablelands were superb, a great place to chill out relax and take in the lush green landscapes....a beautiful area.