Brown Lake

Lake in North Stradbroke Island

About 4km east of Dunwich, sand-fringed Brown Lake gets its strained-tea hue from the native, medicinal tea trees that fringe it. The lake is a popular swimming spot and flanked by picnic tables, BBQs, a kids' playground, toilets and the odd roaming monitor lizard. According to local indigenous lore, the lake is sacred and home to the spirit of giant carpet snake.