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Lake McKenzie Tours

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Lake McKenzie
Awe-inspiring Lake McKenzie is possibly one of the world’s most beautiful lakes. It is also one of the world’s least polluted and a swim in the crystal-clear freshwater will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

The lake is a “perched lake,” meaning it sits atop a sand dune where the sand and humus underneath have bonded into a concrete-like base. The lake isn't connected to streams or the ocean, which means all the water is pure rainwater. The sand also acts as a filter keeping the water clear, and makes for an amazing experience when relaxing in the lake.

Fraser Island is home to forty of the world’s eighty perched lakes, and like the many other freshwater lakes on the island, Lake McKenzie relies solely on rain for replenishment.

The sand surrounding the lake is pure silica so you can wash your hair with it or exfoliate your skin, perfect if you’ve been camping for days. There are a lot of delightful picnic areas and stunning beaches around the lake, which makes it perfect for an afternoon trip or a multiple day excursion.

Practical Info

The lake is only accessible by 4WD or as part of a tour. If you’re going it alone it is an easier drive from the River Head ferry terminal.
Address: Great Sandy National Park, Fraser Island, QLD 4581, Australia
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All-Inclusive Fraser Island Day Tour

All-Inclusive Fraser Island Day Tour

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Discover Fraser Island's highlights on a full-day tour with an experienced guide that includes time to swim in pristine lakes, hit the beach, and explore the rainforest. Visit iconic spots including Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, Seventy-Five Mile Beach, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, the Maheno shipwreck, and the Pinnacles. Learn about the animal and plant life both on land and in the ocean, where dolphins, dugongs, sharks, and humpback whales can be spotted. Depart early from Hervey Bay and travel by 4WD-vehicle on this comprehensive Fraser Island tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$188.07
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 All-Inclusive 2-Day Fraser Island Tour

All-Inclusive 2-Day Fraser Island Tour

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Named K’Gari (paradise) by the local Aborigines, Fraser Island features more than 100 freshwater lakes, extensive rain forests, and giant sand dunes. Explore the island with an expert guide who leads rainforest walks at Pile Valley, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, and the Hammerstone Sandblow, and provides swimming opportunities at Eli Creek, Lake McKenzie, the Champagne Pools, and Lake Wabby. Stay overnight at a lodge on Seventy-Five Mile Beach, see the Pinnacles and Maheno shipwreck, and have the option to book a scenic sightseeing flight on this fun and informative 2-day tour.
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  • 2 days
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US$313.97
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3-Day Fraser Island Resort Package

3-Day Fraser Island Resort Package

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Enjoy a 3-day package to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island with beachside accommodation at Kingfisher Bay resort and a combination of guided tours and free time for beach walks and swimming. Your full-day 4WD sightseeing tour goes inland to Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, Pile Valley and Lake McKenzie, then motors down Seventy-Five Mile Beach to Eli Creek, the Maheno shipwreck and Pinnacles. Includes two nights of accommodation, three meals, a full-day guided tour and ferry tickets, leaving you free to enjoy the island.
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  • 3 days
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US$324.20
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