picture of a big barramundi fish caught at Lake Tinaroo
Barramundi image courtesy Tinaroo Tropical Houseboats

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Accommodation around Lake Tinaroo

Lake Tinaroo

year - round fishing, boating and aquatic paradise.

Tropical North Queensland, Australia

A great choice of bushwalking/hiking trails and camping areas around the 200 kilometers of shoreline. Luxury apartments and accommodation with private beaches and moorings at Tinaroo Village.

Experience this tropical mountain lake as skipper of your own houseboat with Tinaroo Tropical Houseboat. Slip into one of the thousands of bays and inlets that nudge into the forests in a paradise of amazing scenery, wildlife and birdlife.

There is also a wide range of accommodation close by, including Lakeside units, motels, hotels, guesthouses, Bed and Breakfasts, farmstay, homestay, a caravan park and camping areas. For a comprehensive choice of accommodation follow the links to the Tropical Tablelands Netguide.

The second largest human-made lake in the state of Queensland, Tinaroo was originally constructed for irrigation of the Mareeba-Dimbulah farmlands and the development of agriculture on the Atherton Tablelands. The dam supports a wide range of activities including, fishing, water - skiing, canoeing, sailing and birdwatching.

World record Barramundi catches are made regularly here and there is no closed season on this world famous sports fish at Lake Tinaroo. Other fish species include Black Bream, Sooty Grunter, and the famous local Redclaw Crayfish.

A scenic Drive meanders around the lake through rainforest and pine plantations. Lake Tinaroo is just 5 minutes drive from Yungaburra, 15 minutes drive from Atherton, 30 minutes from Malanda and 1 hour from Cairns. Cars, campervans and 4 wheel drives can be hired in Cairns.

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map of Cairns, Atherton Tablelands and Tropical Outback
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Be your own Skipper on a Tinaroo Tropical Houseboat

redclaw crayfish
The Red-Claw crayfish is a famous local delicacy.

Cairns Atherton Crater Lakes Mt Hypipamee
Yungaburra Malanda Millaa Millaa Herberton
Ravenshoe Irvinebank Chillagoe  

Atherton Tablelands Netguide