Brown Lake, North Stradbroke Island

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Brown Lake is a lake on North Stradbroke Island, in Queensland, Australia. There are fish in the lake.
Known as a perched lake like other lakes on the sandy islands in the regions of South-East Queensland and Wide Bay-Burnett, it retains its water due to a layer of leaves lining the lake floor. This is particularly apparent in the Brown Lake as tannins exuded from the leaves which fall from the surrounding Paperbark Melaleuca and Tea-trees Leptospermum stain the water to a rich brown colour similar to that of tea.

Because of the high levels of organic material in the lake's waters it is considered to be warm monomictic.
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  • A nice picnic spot, although we just stopped for a few minutes for a look around. I expect it would be a good swimming spot on hot day.  more »
  • You can drive right to the lake in a normal car though it is a dirt road. To get all the way around you will need a 4WD. You can walk around, but like all of Stradbroke is in sand. Easy walk...  more »
  • Brown and refreshing- what are the odds?
  • Not Brown at all but a beautiful view and free pedicures from the little fish that nibble at your feet.Great picnic spot for families too.

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