The tea tree water is said to have health giving and rejuvenating properties for the skin and hair. The lake is also suitable for swimming, stand-up paddle boards, kayaking and canoeing (no motor boats) and is complemented by wonderful barbecue and picnic facilities.
Lake Ainsworth was named after James Ainsworth, Thomas Ainsworth's son. The Ainsworth's were one of the first European families to take up land in the region, settling on the North Head of Ballina in 1847.
Go camping at Lake Ainsworth Caravan Park, or stay at NSW Department of Sport & Recreation Centre and Camp Drewe.