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LAKE TINAROO
LAKE TINAROO
WATER SPORTS
WATER SPORTS
KNEE BORDING
KNEE BORDING
SAILING
SAILING

Lake Tinaroo

Updated: 22-Jun-2006

Lake Tinaroo is situated in the central Tablelands just 15 minutes northeast from Atherton, via the tiny township of Kairi. (Pronounced Kee-Rie)

The lake provides a natural playground for locals and visitors alike. With a variety of activities there is something for everyone including sailing, water-skiing, swimming, boating, fishing, red clawing, bird watching, and walking.

There are plenty of facilities in the area also including restaurants, BBQ’s, picnic areas, boat ramps, toilets, showers, walking tracks as well as the varied local accommodation including caravan parks, camping spots, house boats, B&B’s, motels etc.

The Danbulla Forest surrounding a large part of the lake includes 8000 hectares of rainforest and offers many secluded coves, beaches and bays where the rainforest stretches down to shoreline. The diversity of the forest is incredible, from dense rainforest to pine tree plantations and Australian scrub. As a result, the birdlife is spectacular with recorded sightings of over 300 different bird species. Platypuses and kangaroos are also abundant.

Lake Tinaroo is regarded as the best Barramundi fishing in the world. With no closed season, Tinaroo is the place to be for all those fishing enthusiasts. The largest recorded barramundi was caught here in 1999. The whopper of a fish measured 124 centimetres and weighed 38.75 kg. Some people believe that there are even bigger barra still swimming around in the lake. You can try your luck on one of the many fishing trips or hire a boat. There are also unlimited fishing spots along the picturesque 200 kilometre shoreline.

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