Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island

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#1 of 38 in Parks in Fraser Coast
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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  • Mirror like water..we spend beautiful 2 hour there...it is the most beautiful lake ever seen in my life. i recommend everyone to visit this lake when visiting sunshine coast.  more »
  • Not to be missed Lake McKenzie is stunningly beautiful. It’s a bit of a bumpy ride to get there but well worth it  more »
  • From a distance, this lake reminds me of many pristine alpine lakes in Canada. But the water is so warm (thanks to the nice weather in Australia) and the white sandy beach is just perfect. Along with ...  more »
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  • Just beautiful. Excellent facilities also, dingo-proof area for picnic stop (no food can be taken to the lake). Take the scenic lakes drive to the South for 3 more beautiful lakes and wildflowers in late Winter/early Spring down near Dili Village.
  • I have never seen such a clear blue lake before in my life. It is just amazing. If someone visits Fraser Island it is a must for the "do do list". It's really fantastic.
  • Lake is beautiful. Your skin feels great after a swim. Someone said something about it being infused with the nutrients from the trees.
  • Stunning secret. Crystal clear waters and pure white sand. Worth visiting fraser island for the lakes alone.
  • Most beautiful place I have ever been in my life. The sand is the finest and whitest I have ever seen (could not go to Whitsanday islands and they say their sand is like this or even better). This is a place I will go back for sure whenever I visit Australia again.

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