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. A visit to Lake McKenzie represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Fraser Island tour planner to plot your vacation.
Lake McKenzie Tours
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Lake McKenzie Reviews
What a place! A must do visit. This beautiful lake is crystal clear and great for a swim. Surrounded by fine white sand, the water is warm and inviting. more »
Lake McKenzie is one of the best places to visit while at Fraser Island. The sand and water are beautiful. The tracks are a very rough and slow, but worth every minute. 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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