Copperlode Dam (Lake Morris)

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Located 20 minutes drive West from Cairns, Copperlode Dam (also known as Lake Morris) is a stunning and picturesque location for those looking for scenic hot spots in the region.

Built in 1976 and sitting at 430 metres above sea level, Copperlode Dam is a fully functional dam that supplies drinking water to the region (45,000 Mega litres), surrounded by lush rainforest and stunning scenery. Due to the role it plays, swimming and water activities are not permitted in the dam itself, however this does not deter people from visiting this lovely part of the world.

Providing a number of rainforest walking tracks and lookouts, there are plenty of opportunities to check out some spectacular panoramic views of the city of Cairns as well as the mangrove systems of Trinity Inlet. The area around the dam is also notorious for its cycling routes, so if you’re keen for a bit of a ride we strongly suggest checking it out. The dam itself is also generally overlooked by those living in and visiting the region, so you will often find ample space to relax without crowds.

Public amenities are available at the site, including public toilets, a kiosk, BBQ facilities and picnic grounds, classifying it as a top location if you are looking for romantic things to do in Cairns or just out hunting for things to do with kids.

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Lake Morris, Freshwater Creek State Forest, Lamb Range QLD 4870, Australia
-16.9891594, 145.68215069999997

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