Travelers may flock to the shores of popular Lake McKenzie, but those who head to Fraser Island agree that the quieter Lake Birrabeen is truly among the top spots here. Its clear blue waters and sandy beaches are rarely crowded, offering visitors the atmosphere of a private beach in a public place. Several picnic tables dot the shores of this hidden gem, where swimming and standup paddle boarding prove popular activities. Visitors can hike to the top of nearby sand dunes for spectacular ocean views, too. The lake’s pristine waters, silent shores and remote feel make it the perfect place for weary travelers to unwind and recharge.
Fraser Island is approximately four hours from Brisbane. Several coach buses, as well as the Tilt Train and Sunlander depart from Maryborough and Hervey Bay. Lake Birrabeen is located east of Turkey Island in the southern part of Fraser Island.