2020. Atherton Tablelands: Post 2. The Teahouse Cafe on Lake Barrine


Lake Barrine Rainforest Cruises & Teahouse

From The Teahouse Cafe:

A renovation of the heart is not returning to normal but returning to something better.

Unbeknown to most people, our-selves included, the Teahouse was also a popular lunch spot for the white ants. They had dined on all the kitchen-ceiling batons, which explained the sag, then had the walls for dessert. Now all rectified.

It has been a real privilege for us to be isolated beside the lake hearing the change of rhythm and having the opportunity to sort out some much-needed maintenance jobs.

One of the blessings was having Job Keeper.

Thank you, in Australia, we could keep our staff employed. What a worthwhile bunch they proved to be, willingly moving from driving boats, being baristas, or cooking up tasty meals, to picking up paintbrushes, cleaning gear, and gardening tools.

With gratitude in our hearts, the Curry family warmly invite you back to the Lake and hope you have fared well in these winds of change.

While we are in stage 2 restrictions we will open for business Thursday, Friday 9.00 – 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8.30-4 pm


Multi-award winning Devonshire Teas and tasty light lunches can be enjoyed on the balcony of the charming 80-year-old teahouse while taking in the serene lake views.

Our memorable Devonshire Tea consists of locally grown Tea and Coffee served with our secret recipe scones going back four generations which are presented with raspberry plum jam and freshly whipped cream. We also serve a selection of homemade cakes including Gluten-Free options.

Meals are available from 8.30 am until 2.30 pm on weekends and 9-2.30pm Thursday & Friday.


The Teahouse Exterior:


The Teahouse Interior:




Lake Barrine:


To see the next activity we were involved with over the week we were up on the Atherton Tablelands, see this post:

Post 3: Lake Eacham …..Atherton Tablelands