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"Watch the birds resting at Lake Morris" Top 5 Page for this destination Cairns Off The Beaten Path Tip by tropicrd

Cairns Off The Beaten Path: 52 reviews and 147 photos

Lake Morris-Copperload Dam complex is the main water reserve for Cairns and to get there is to drive up the Lake Morris steep winding road that follows the power lines up the mountain range.
Facilities include a kiosk with a relaxing undercover veranda where you can have a meal,snack, a drink to re-energise while you take in the view.There is a picnic area and information about the Dam and flora/fauna.There is also a parking area.
There are walking tracks and you can walk out to the water supply pumping station and see the birds having a rest on the water hoses.
A strenuous walking track from Crystal Cascades parking area takes approx 1 hour each way,take your time,take your water and insect repellant and stop and enjoy the breathtaking scenery where you will be able to see Yorkeys Knob.The track is well marked so it's a bit hard to get lost unless you veer off which we advise against.
Please note: The Dam has no swimming areaand no camping or fires,you can check if any permits are needed by calling 07 4046 6601. Please be on the lookout for cyclists who practice their mountain climbing and joggers who I think are mad running up here in the tropical heat. During the wet season or heavy rain the walking track and the Lake Morris Road may need to close.

othercontact: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Se
Phone: 07 4053 4533

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 25, 2011
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