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Lake Wabby, Fraser Island
(4.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Green-colored Lake Wabby is home to several species of native fish and freshwater turtles. You can reach the lake by a long path over Hammerstone Sandblow, a huge sand dune. The sandblow is slowly sliding into the water, and will one day cause the lake to disappear. Walking over this dune can get quite hot during the summer, so it’s a good idea to bring lots of water. Locals use bodyboards to slide off the dune into the lake, while others enjoy relaxing by the water or picnicking on the soft white sand. Do not run into the lake from the sand dune or attempt to dive from there, as many tourists get seriously hurt trying to do this every year. Take a look at our Fraser Island vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Lake Wabby and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • sand dunes in height of the ocean, hiding a freshwater lake where it is good to swim. Even in winter it is a must stop to make. Attention Lake access can be difficult for people with physical difficulties or for children young. (walking in the sand)
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  • Otherwise known as 'the walk of death' the long walk from the beach is so so soooo worth it. You come to amazing sand dunes just like the desert, except surrounded by trees, ocean and the lake. So gor...  more »
  • You have to walk through the rain forest to get to this Lake and when you're almost there, there's still a huge dune on which it is forbidden to run (wisely). The route would not be too challenging if it weren't all between sand and foliage. The goal still worth the effort.
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