Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island

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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.
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  • The lake has very clear rain water. The beach is very white sand. Nice for swimming. We saw at least three people flying their drones over the water and beach. Good place to lay to get a sun tan. Ther...  more »
  • This is an amazing lake, the water is so clear and cold. Very peaceful and the day we were there it was really great as there were so few people. Wonderful place to visit!  more »
  • Must see when visiting Fraser Island. Enjoy cooling off in this clear water lake in the middle of the rain forest.  more »
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