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Coalstoun Lakes QLD

Coalstoun Lakes

Postcode: 4621

Coalstoun Lakes is a small rural township in the Biggenden Shire a feature of the area is the Coalstoun Lakes beside the Gayndah-Biggenden road are not well known but they are the only volcanic crater lakes in southeast Queensland They originated from a relatively recent episode of basaltic volcanic activity, the most recent in southeast Queensland, whose age is estimated at about 600,000 years.

Volcanic activity of this young age, and recognisable volcanic landforms, are locally interesting, as they are mainly known from north Queensland and western Victoria and adjacent areas of South Australia.