A must-do on a visit to the Byron Bay area, this tea tree stained lake offers plenty of space for longer swims. The tea tree oil dropped into the lake from the surrounding forest gives the water a dark colour and is rumoured to be great for your skin. There’s a path which lets you cruise the circumference of the lake. Once you’ve chosen your spot, settle down on the bank with a picnic and enjoy and afternoon of lazy dips.

Tyagarah Tea Tree Lake is on Black Rock Rd. When driving down the road you will see a single track path on your left that leads to the waterhole. The water is stained dark brown / red from the tea trees that surround the lake.


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