Lake Mckenzie

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  • Address: Lake Mckenzie Fraser Island QLD 4581 Australia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Water Body, Camp, View Point, Tourist Center, Leisure, Family And Kids, Lake, Picnic Spot, Nature

Lake Mckenzie - Review

This isn’t your run of the mill lake. It’s a perched lake – its waters accumulate on top of a thin later of impermeable organic material. As such, the lake is entirely rainwater – no river or underground stream feeds it. The aquamarine water is incredibly clear, and it’s actually too pure to sustain an aquatic life. The sand around the lake is a pure white, so fine that you couldn’t ask for a better skin exfoliator. People mostly come to the lake to camp under the stars. This is Fraser Island’s most popular attraction.

Lake Mckenzie Information

  • No sunscreen, soap, or oils allowed – these will pollute the purity of the water.
  • There is car parking and BBQ facilities.
  • The lake is quite crowded during peak season; access may be restricted between 10am-3pm.

How To reach Lake Mckenzie by Public Transport

  • Take the walking track from Central Station.

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TripHobo Highlights for Lake Mckenzie

  • Lake Mckenzie Address: Lake Mckenzie Fraser Island QLD 4581 Australia
  • Lake Mckenzie Timing: 24-hrs
  • Lake Mckenzie Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Lake Mckenzie(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Lake Mckenzie: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Lake Mckenzie

  • 95% of people who visit Fraser Island include Lake Mckenzie in their plan

  • 51.39% of people start their Lake Mckenzie visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Lake Mckenzie

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lake Mckenzie

People normally club together Lake Wabby And Hammerstone Sandblow and Central Station And Wanggoolba Creek while planning their visit to Lake Mckenzie.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Lake Mckenzie, Fraser Island Reviews

  • This is a mesmerisingly lovely lake if ever there was one. The walk itself is pure joy - with a stunning view from up above just before a spiralling set of steps leads you to wonderfully white sands and wowing waters. There’s no shortage of people getting tans - therefore shorts and bikinis - and it’s not even 11 O Clock! It’s also a ripe opportunity to have a swim, and there’s few better places to do it. There’s a natural basin that has formed at the bottom of the lake - which is lucky really, as all the water would drain into the ground otherwise. In dry seasons, there can be little or even no water depending on amount of rainfall and heat. Plenty of time for photos in a not to crowded environment, also, with some nice plants and trees for further eye candy.

  • Friday afternoon this place is dead, 6 mths this place was awsome

  • Have always loved this place. The best lake i have ever been to hands down. Best time to go so its quiet is in the early morning or late afternoon otherwise you will struggle to get a park and some real estate on the beach! Eli creek was also just as epic

  • Absolutely stunning great place to have a weekend. Take your 4wd for fun

  • A place you will remember for the rest of your life. Paradise in the scrub. Take your bathers and goggles.

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