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Lake Birrabeen

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Address: Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
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This visit we tried for two days to drive here but stopped by fallen trees (thanks to tail end of Cyclone Debbie) so eventually walked in from Central Station and had it all to... read more

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215 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit we tried for two days to drive here but stopped by fallen trees (thanks to tail end of Cyclone Debbie) so eventually walked in from Central Station and had it all to ourselves. Water levels very low at the moment and have seen it look a lot better, but still enjoyed.

Thank Tripmode33
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lake is crystal clear but looks green from a distance. Great for the kids! It was quite windy the day we went, so maybe bring extra pegs for your shade tent. The Lake is a short walk along a track from the car park area. No food permitted on the beach, for dingo safety. The road track to get... More 

1 Thank LinMoo
Bregenz, Austria
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32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lake might be as pure as lake McKenzie but is not crowded at all. It is no so easily accessible by car (a short 5 minute walk from the parking lot). The water quality is superb! Through the tea tree leaves which fall down, the water leaves you hair very smooth.

Thank lenla2017
Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Less crowded than other freshwater lakes on Fraser Island. Perfect for sunbathing on the beach of very fine, almost silvery, sands.

Thank ShiningSchnee
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Is the best option if lake Mckenzie is packed with tourists. This lake is very similar but I would say that a bit less impressive. Still an amazing and breathtaking attraction. The advantage is that is less popular and more quiet.

Thank Bernardo B
Buderim, Australia
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Another wonder fresh water lake so relaxing and beautiful great place for a swim and enjoy the tea tree

Thank baligirl60
Hervey Bay, Australia
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing! Can set up right on the lake's edge and relax with a cool drink while the kids swim and run up and down the sand dunes.

Thank CCattell
Brisbane, Australia
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84 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Like a couple of the lakes in Fraser, it's not a bad sight and good for a stop over. I would have travelled especially for this lake, but as we were driving past we stopped and had a look.

Thank Emma D
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a magic place. Try and go either before or after the tour buses have been (before 10 or after 3) and have the place to yourself.

Thank cbz1967
Copenhagen, Denmark
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188 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Everybody goes to Lake McKenzie, so we chose Lake Birrabeen, and had it all to ourselves. Absoutely great water and beach, and just as pretty as Lake McKenzie. A little more remote, but who cares- you had to travel these sandy roads to get anywhere.

Thank stoffer

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