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Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island

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Must see · World heritage site · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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. Lake McKenzie is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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Lake McKenzie reviews

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  • This is paradise like never seen before crystal clear waters and white pristine sand what more can a person want with fresh water I could stay here forever. 
    This is paradise like never seen before crystal clear waters and white pristine sand what more can a person want with fresh water I could stay here forever.  more »
  • The cleanest lake on the largest sand island on earth. The water is sweet and temperature perfect. Worth seeing before we die. 
    The cleanest lake on the largest sand island on earth. The water is sweet and temperature perfect. Worth seeing before we die.  more »
  • This place is simply stunning with amazing soft white sands and very clear water. If you visit Fraser Island this really is a must. It truly is a slice of paradise. 
    This place is simply stunning with amazing soft white sands and very clear water. If you visit Fraser Island this really is a must. It truly is a slice of paradise.  more »
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  • Wow just wow! This place is incredible! The water is crystal clear the sand is white! Beware the toilets are disgraceful my gosh I nearly threw up!
  • It’s one of my favorite places and if the weather is good u will see blue sky and super clean water with soft white sand beach。 Please don’t bring anything to eat here let’s keep it clean and beautiful.
  • This place is absolutely stunningly beautiful. The water is so clear. It is a must see.
  • Beautiful lake, crystal clear water and white sands. Amazing spot for photos.
  • We did a two day tour and went to other K’Gari highlights. Lake McKenzie is a must & the best on the island. There’s not many places to go swimming, so it can get very busy. Remember no food is allowed at lake mckenzie because of dingos.

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