Crater Lakes National Park

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Crater Lakes National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
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Crater Lakes National Park is located in Queensland
Crater Lakes National Park
Crater Lakes National Park
Coordinates17°14′45″S 145°37′44″E / 17.24583°S 145.62889°E / -17.24583; 145.62889Coordinates: 17°14′45″S 145°37′44″E / 17.24583°S 145.62889°E / -17.24583; 145.62889
Established1994
Area9.59 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Crater Lakes is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 1367 km northwest of Brisbane. The park contains two volcanically-formed lakes, Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham (Yidyam). Both lakes have walking trails around the lake; boat tours are also given at Lake Barrine.[1]

History[edit]

In 1934, the Queensland Government created Lake Barrine National Park and Lake Eacham National Park. In 1988, UNESCO declared the Wet Tropics of Queensland a World Heritage site with 14 areas protected, one of which was 484 hectares (1,200 acres) at Lake Barrine and 505 hectares (1,250 acres) at Lake Eacham.[2] In 1994, the Queensland Government merged Lake Barrine National Park and Lake Eacham National Park to form Crater Lakes National Park.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (17 October 2012). "Crater Lakes National Park". Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 December 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Wet Tropics of Queensland". World Heritage List. UNESCO. Archived from the original on 15 November 2018. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Crater Lakes National Park Management Statement 2013" (PDF). Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. Queensland Government. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 November 2018. Retrieved 15 November 2018.

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