Lake Placid, Cairns

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    Lake Placid (and White Water Rafting)

    by sue_stone Written Jun 1, 2007

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    Lake Placid (no, not the one in the movie!)
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    Lake Placid is a tranquil lake and picnic area located on the outskirts of Cairns. The lake is at the end of the Barron Gorge, which is a popular place for white water rafting.

    We went to have a look at the lake and sat in the sun for a while eating an ice cream and watching little children play precariously close to the water. There is a café and bar which looked like a nice place for a drink post raft.

    My Dad has previously gone on a white water rafting day and was telling us about the experience while we sat by the lake. As if on cue, a raft appeared in the distance, full of exhausted but exhilarated adventurers.

    There is more information about the rafting via the web link.

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Family Travel

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