Blue Lake National Park

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Blue Lake
Blue Lake.jpg
The undeveloped shores surrounding the lake are very natural
LocationNorth Stradbroke Island, Queensland
Coordinates27°31′51″S 153°28′36″E / 27.5309°S 153.4768°E / -27.5309; 153.4768 (Blue Lake)
TypeWindow lake
Basin countriesAustralia
Surface area7.3 ha (18 acres)
Max. depth9.4 m (31 ft)

Blue Lake National Park is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 44 kilometres (27 mi) east of Brisbane on North Stradbroke Island. Access is provided by road 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) west of Dunwich. Camping, open fires, and domestic animals are not permitted in the park.

Blue Lake[edit]

The park's main features is Blue Lake which is known as a "window lake"[1] and is just under 10 metres (33 ft) 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.[2] 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 Tracks[edit]

From 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 Lagoon[edit]

The 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 sheet[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hydrology of North Stradbroke Island Archived 4 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine, March 2006, (accessed 16 September 2009)
  2. ^ Margaret Scheikowski (4 June 2013). "Qld lake found to be 'climate refuge'". The Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 4 June 2013.

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