Blue Lake National Park
The undeveloped shores surrounding the lake are very natural
|Location||North Stradbroke Island, Queensland|
|Surface area||7.3 ha (18 acres)|
|Max. depth||9.4 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.
The park's main features is Blue Lake which is known as a "window lake" 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. 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.
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.
- Area: 5 km²
- Coordinates: Coordinates:
- Date of establishment: 1962
- Managing authorities: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
- IUCN category: II
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