Brown Lake, North Stradbroke Island

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Brown Lake (Bummeria) is a perched lake on North Stradbroke Island, in South-East Queensland, Australia. The ecosystem is an example of a coastal non-floodplain sand lake and is characterised by acidic water, nutrient-poor and sandy soil, shrub-like vegetation and wet heathland.
Brown Lake is of geographical significance, possessing ecological value. The geomorphology of the ecosystem is representative of the unique parabolic dune ridge systems that formed during the Pleistocene epoch. As a perched lake, the hydrological operations of Brown Lake are highly diverse and complex.
The lake is also of cultural significance to the Aboriginal population of North Stradbroke Island, the Quandamooka people, as they possess a spiritual and physical relationship with the ecosystem. The indigenous population care for and protect the landscape, sharing traditional environmental management knowledge.
Brown Lake’s cultural heritage and ecological value, along with the environmental damage associated with tourism, has led to increased conservation. The Queensland Government and the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) have proposed an improved environmental management plan, combining traditional and contemporary management practices.
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  • This place is truly mesmerising..again the energy here is tip-top..very beautifully looked after and cared for by the Quandamooka land custodians... this for me was another listening experience... I.....  more »
  • Lovely spot for a soak. Can drive all the way to the lake. Has a toilet and plenty of picnic tables. Worth a drive and look  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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