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Lake McKenzie

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Address: Fraser Island, Queensland 4581, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4124 7626
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I've visited lake McKenzie many times over the years on family trips. It's still just as stunningly beautiful as it always has been. Be aware you can't actually take food and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Buderim, Australia
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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited lake McKenzie many times over the years on family trips. It's still just as stunningly beautiful as it always has been. Be aware you can't actually take food and drink down to the lake side but there is a fenced picnic area up near the car park. To see it at it's best with the brightly coloured water... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the very popular attractions on Fraser island, so you won't be alone here. It is a very beautiful but quite small lake. The water is perfectly clear and it is lovely swimming even in the winter. But don't forget there are some other lakes around that are just as nice.

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Bungendore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful place to sit on the sand, swim or like me have a paddle! The sand is fine and white and the water is clear and clean

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment you first see the crystal clear, oh so blue, water and blindingly white sand you can understand why everyone raves about Lake McKenzie. We loved every minute we spent there, even though the water is freezing, and didn't want to leave.

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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is truly a unique location. Only accessible by 4x4, it is white sand bottomed lake with no rocks at all. In fact the whole island is a giant sandbar - I think one of the biggest in the world. The lake comes from a fresh water spring that is filtered by the fine silicon based white sand. As a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A gorgeous spot down a 4WD track in the southern inland area of Fraser Island. The water is completely clear! A quick drive from Central Station, and I believe there are fenced areas for picnics to stop the dingoes from coming in. Great for a swim in the warmer weather, or just as lovely as the late afternoon when I... More 

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Thank Rachel W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful lake is a treasure that is worth every effort to preserve its natural beauty for others to see with strict controls in place.

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent some time at the end of June at Lake McKenzie on Fraser island as part of our drive around Australia. The sand is wonderful, the beach areas are pristine, the water is cool and refreshing and there were actually a fair number of people around while we were there.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a great day to visit this very clear lake water temp a bit cool but thats to be expected at this time of the year

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have travelled a lot and been to some amazing beaches all over the world but Lake Mackenzie is definitely one of the most beautiful. The water is crystal clear and the sand is so soft and white. Apparently it is 98% silica according to our guide. Good place for swimming and cooling off as, due to it being a... More 

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