Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island

#1 of 42 in Parks in Fraser Coast
Must see · World heritage site · Water Body · Nature / Park
The jewel of Fraser Island is Lake McKenzie, famous for its crystal blue waters and white sands. The area surrounding the lake is the most popular tourist attraction on the island, so it can get crowded during the middle of the day in peak season. The sands around the lake are composed of white silica, and the lake's purity makes it unsuitable for most species. You can swim in this clean water, relax on the sandy beach, or explore the forest surrounding it. A camping area and a picnic area are nearby, along with barbecues. Near the lake is a popular bush trail, where you can see giant fern trees. Lake McKenzie is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • Like all sights on Fraser, accessed only by 4WD and the track is quite rough at the moment from Central Station. Only a short walk to the lake via coastal forest from the parking area and the dingo...  more »
  • Accessed only by 4WD. Short walk to the lake via bush path and then onto soft sand. A glorious, crystal clear lake. Wonderful to swim in.  more »
  • Such an amazing place. The water is crystal clear and so clean. It’s like swimming in a pool but without the chemicals in it. You’re not allowed to eat on the beaches but there are designated fenced picnic areas at the parking area. Also toilets which is wheelchair accessible. Only downside is that it’s very busy with tour buses and the road to get there is not in a good condition. Put this on your to do list!
  • Unforgettable place! Blue transparent water and pristine sand beaches pure like I have never seen before. Plus the place is protected from any human activity.

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