Walking Through Time: Lake Barrine (Barany), Atherton Tablelands

Shaped by geology and people

A misty morning: Lake Barrine from the Teahouse gardens. © Bronwen Scott

At six o’clock in the morning, as sunlight seeps through the rainforest canopy, Chowchillas are busy in the leaf litter. These handsome birds — males are dark chocolate brown and white with a white eye ring, females wear a russet bib — are quietly industrious for most of the day, but at dawn, they fill the rainforest with…