A crater full of fun

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A young man joyfully jumps into the cool waters of Lake Eacham on the Atherton Tablelands.

When it heats up on the coast it’s pretty unbearable. Temperatures hit the mid-30s and, until we get some rain to cool things off again, the aircon is your best friend.

But being stuck in the house all day is pretty boring. There’s a reason we live in a place of such natural beauty and getting out into it is part of the joy of living here.

Heading a few kilometres inland, and a few hundred metres higher to boot, will take you to the cooler Atherton Tablelands. Home to a plethora of natural waterfalls, rivers and swimming holes, one of the most popular places to head is the Crater Lakes National Park.

Home to Lakes Barrine and Eacham, both caldera lakes, these are great places to cool down and get wet. The photo above is from Lake Eacham, which has a great little jetty which the kids (both young and old!) like to jump off.

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