Not for seaplanes, but legitimate fixed wing aircraft would once land here. And it is a lake, it is boggy and marshy underfoot as a waterfall wayyyyy off to the right empties into this vast flat land on top of the Owen Stanley Ranges, and then filters through to the left and down the Eora Creek and down to the Yodda Valley 1100m below. It feels like you are on top of the world in this vast flat swamp. It is a moon like landscape yet covered in water and grass.
Seriously planes once landed here. And during the Second World War, Biscuit Bombers would drop supplies here to the troops who fought along the Kokoda Track.
I landed here a few times but in helicopters each time... often when trying to get to parts of the Kokoda Track, the morning fog would be higher in the mountains and the landing areas would be under cloud. On occasion I would ask the pilot to set the helicopter down in this lake and we would wait for the sun to heat up the mountain and dry the clouds away. It was a surreal feeling to sit there for an hour waiting for the weather...
A strange landscape indeed.
Photo taken 14 May 2008 at Myola Lakes, CP. Title reads: Myola Lakes.