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Easter in Australia. The Crater Lakes.

Monday, March 24th, 2008

First of all, Happy Easter everyone!!!

We are enjoying a few quiet days in our little paradise, trying to mix work with some time exploring the area. And since the rain has given up a break, we decided it was time to go to the Crater Lakes, close to Yungaburra, in the Atherton Tablelands. We will never get tired of repeating how beautiful the Cairns Highlands are and how different from the coastal scenery and heat and humidity.

Lake Eacham, close to Yungaburra. Lake Barrine, in the Atherton Tablelands.

Both lakes are fabulous but if you want to have a swim, the only one where you can do it is Lake Eacham. There were lots of people enjoying their day out in the sun and many youngsters, and those not so young, were cooling off in the deep blue waters of the lake. At Lake Barrine swimming is not permitted but it is just as beautiful as its twin. Apart from the amazing scenery, we saw some native fauna as well, which we had the privilege to photograph.

The Ulysses Butterfly is one of the most beautiful butterflies in Australia. Little snake found near Lake Barrine.