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Located at the base of the Barron Gorge National Park just 20 mins drive North/west of the Cairns CBD Lake Placid is a large natural lake formed by the Barron River.
There is a recreation area here with a cafe and bar as well as canoes and other water sports equipment for hire. Being so close to Cairns, Lake Placid is a favorite spot for local families on the weekends as well as kayaking enthusiasts. Water sports may be preferable to swimming here as there have been crocs sighted in recent years.
Access to the lake is free and there is BBQ facilities available. Lake Placid is the final destination for the Barron River Rafting which runs daily starting at the hydro electric power station.
Where: Lake Placid Road (view map)
When: Open 365 days a year
Website: (visit website)
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