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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  • Brown lake, rich in Tannin from the ti trees is also a special place for the Aborigines. It is a safe swimming place with sandy underfoot for paddlers, and its surrounded by ti trees and secluded 
    Brown lake, rich in Tannin from the ti trees is also a special place for the Aborigines. It is a safe swimming place with sandy underfoot for paddlers, and its surrounded by ti trees and secluded  more »
  • Conditions on North Stradbroke beaches in early January 2022 were very ordinary, with rough seas and strong winds making them unpleasant places to visit. Brown Lake proved the perfect antidote with... 
    Conditions on North Stradbroke beaches in early January 2022 were very ordinary, with rough seas and strong winds making them unpleasant places to visit. Brown Lake proved the perfect antidote with...  more »
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  • Wow, wow, wow!
  • I have worked at the Whitsundays and to be honest the sand at Brown Lake is RIDICULOUSLY WHITE!!

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