Day One

Lake Eacham

This iconic volcanic crater lake set in the rainforest is a tranquil place to swim and relax. An easy three kilometre walk takes you around the lake which is 65 meters deep and thought to be around 10,000 years old. It is a favourite picnic spot for locals.

  • 10 minutes from Rose Gums



Curtain Fig Tree

This iconic tree is accessed by a short boardwalk. Strangler Figs grow in a host tree, taking over in time and strangling the original host. This one toppled over and the fig continued to grown developing a curtain of roots. A spectacular sight.

  • 20 minutes from Rose Gums



Lake Barrine

The sister lake to Lake Eacham has a charming 1930’s tea house that provides a delightful lunch and Devonshire tea. A five kilometre walk around the lake may offer delightful surprises like the smallest kangaroo in the world, the musky rat-kangaroo.

  • 10 minutes from Rose Gums 


Malanda Falls & Interpretative Centre

On the outskirts of the Malanda village is the falls, for nearly a century the local natural swimming pool. The informative visitors centre display explains the volcanic geology of the area, the tropical highland rainforest and the local indigenous culture. Look for tree kangaroos while walking through the rainforest walks signposted.

  • 15 minutes from Rose Gums 


Nerada Tea Estates & Tea House

See and learn how tea is grown, harvested, cut, dried and processed into AUSTRALIA's BEST TEA - Nerada®. The factory tour is free and operates most days throughout the year (except public holidays and the month of February). Then relax and enjoy Devonshire Tea, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea in the Tea House whilst keeping a sharp eye out for the shy tree kangaroos often found in the treetops surrounding the Tea House.

  • 10 minutes from Rose Gums 



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Lake Eacham Curtain Fig Tree Lake Barrine & Cruise Malanda Falls & Interpretive Centre Nerada Tea Estates & Tea House

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