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Relax with a change of pace

Renowned for their Devonshire Teas, the Teahouse offers more than just lovely scones, jam & cream... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cinz R
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Worth while visit

We decided to join the 9.30am cruise. Not very crowded so we had ample seating. The skipper Steve... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We travelled a fairly long way to visit the lake and we were not disappointed by it as it is a very beautiful and peaceful place. Also looked forward to the famous 'tea house' which we expected to have lots of choice of home made cakes for afternoon tea, however we would rate this as pretty ordinary. Service was miserable and there was little on offer but the scones which were quite frankly, not up to much at all. Perhaps it was an 'off day'!

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

It was a pretty dull and miserable day but we decided to take the boat cruise on the lake anyway. It was lovely. Our guide was very informative and went out of her way to make sure we saw as much of the local wildlife as possible. We went on the 11.00 am cruise so finished up in time to have lunch at the teahouse which was very good.

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

This tea house is former guest house from the 1920's that was a major stop on the route between Cairns and the interior. They make their own scones which were delightful with jam and cream, which a $7.60 with a cup of tea was excellent value. The cruise looked good but I wasn't there on time to take that. The lake is an old volcanic crater where a rainforest has grown around it. Really beautiful and serene!

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

If you are up here it is a must do stop even just for a cup of tea and scones the day we visited it was overcast so did not see the lake at its best and we were here too late for the cruise
The tea and scones were really nice and the staff welcoming even though they had had a very busy day when we got there late afternoon
It could do with a bit of an overhaul as it is looking a little tried but love the feel here very relaxing just to sit and enjoy the lake and then a short or long walk
Worth stopping here

Thank BMR18
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We had been advised by many to come here for lunch and after reading the reviews it sounded great. I am very aware that it was Mother's Day and extremely busy. So I have no complaints about the wait time to order and then receive our food - expected this. However, I was disappointed in the very small serve of both the salads we ordered for the price charged. It was over $20 for each and a small bowl was what we received. The food was nice but not at the level I would expect at those prices.
However, I could not fault the service! Despite how busy they were, they were always smiling, checked to see if our meals were ok and generally polite, helpful and friendly. The scenery was lovely despite the rain - no ones fault - and we were disappointed we didn't get the opportunity to take the cruise.
So overall I would go back again but just fully expecting to pay high prices for average, small salads

Thank juann22
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