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Brown Lake is a lake on North Stradbroke Island, in Queensland, Australia. There are fish in the lake.Arrange to visit Brown Lake and other attractions in North Stradbroke Island using our North Stradbroke Island trip app.
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.
Brown Lake reviews
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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