Bordered by the ocean, Cairns and surrounds are abundant with saltwater flora and fauna. Saltwater Lake illustrates these diverse ecosystems on a small scale.
Filled by tidal waters from the adjacent Saltwater Creek, the lake displays the delicate balance that exists between water, plants and animals within a saltwater environment.
Saltwater Lake and Saltwater Creek are surrounded by mangroves that supply food to marine animals and provide breeding grounds for species such as prawns and mud crabs. They also provides habitat for many birds.
Saltwater Lake grounds are planted with a wide variety of tropical fruit trees and shrubs. You will also find a raised, no-dig garden bed filled with tropical vegetables.
Facilities in this garden include picnic shelters, BBQ's and a children's playground.
The Saltwater Lake can be accessed by road from Greenslopes Street or by foot along the Rainforest Boardwalk.