Lake McKenzie

Welcome to paradise. Lake McKenzie, one of the most visited natural wonders in Australia and a must-do on any #FraserIsland bucket list. Referred to as Boorangoora (meaning waters of wisdom) by traditional owners of the land, the Butchulla people, Lake McKenzie’s famous turquoise swirls have earned it the title of jewel of the island. 

The safe, calm waters of the lake make it the perfect place for the little ones to play, and the high natural acidity levels make it virtually impossible for most plant and fish life to flourish – making it truly one of the most spectacular and relaxing swimming spots one could ask for! 

This little gem is accessible by 4WD on the inland tracks (about 5-6km drive from Central Station), and is a popular day-spot for tour groups. You can also access this tranquil spot by foot, on one of the hiking trails on the island – including a return-loop from Kingfisher Bay Resort and the Fraser Island Great Walk. 

 

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There are three types of lakes on the island; window lakes (e.g. Ocean Lake), barrage lakes (e.g. Lake Wabby) and perched lakes (Lake McKenzie). Being a ‘perched’ lake, Lake McKenzie contains only rainwater, and is not fed by creeks and natural springs. Instead, organic matter buildup that naturally forms at the bottom of the lake acts like a basin, and gives Lake McKenzie the illusion of a beautiful swimming pool.

The sand here is pure, white silica (the same stuff you’ll find in the Whitsunday Islands) and is not only beautiful to look at but beautifully soft to walk on. The sand also acts as a natural filter, leaving those crystal clear waters to frolic the afternoon away. Did someone say vacation time? 

 

On the island there are few different lakes to visit but this one is the most impressive. The color of its famous swirl is incredible.
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You can stop looking, visualsbycjk has found heaven on earth & it goes by the name of #LakeMckenzie ✨ It's what's known as a perched lake, which means it's fed by rainwater, not groundwater, hence the incredible water clarity. Stepping through the soft white silica sand into this freshwater oasis on the largest sand island in the 🌏 (visitfraserisland) is definitely one for the bucket list! #thisisqueensland #visitfrasercoast ...

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Sunday blues... 💙
Thanks to ashleyb.bcc capturing me fully embracing the cool lake on a hot day in Queensland ☀️
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После бьюти-процедур глиной из озера #lakemckenzie #fraserisland ...

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#Repost from @queensland 🌴

“This is in fact real life and not a postcard from somewhere you’d rather be... The blue waters of #LakeMcKenzie are fed entirely by rain water and filtered by the silica white sand to give that next-level blue. All that’s left is to dive in. Meet you riiight here?” 💦

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Love. Lake.
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We really lake it here. 💙 ashleydobson visited the beautiful #LakeMcKenzie on her recent queensland trip, an always-blue perched lake on visitfraserisland. No visit to the world’s largest sand island is complete without a long leisurely float in these pure blue waters made up of 100% rainwater. Take a day trip from visitfrasercoast to kingfisherbayresort, where you can tour all the island highlights with fraserexplorertours.

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