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Review of Lake McKenzie

Lake McKenzie
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

There are no better words than picturesque and stunning to describe Fraser Island's most famous freshwater perched lake, Lake McKenzie. At the parking area I found an abundance of bush tucker including Midgem berry bushes loaded with edible berries as well as edible Dianella berries. A Lace monitor (Goanna) meandered through the scrub in the car park when we arrived whilst a Whistling kite circled overhead. The sand is one of the whitest I have ever seen and the water is crystal clear, which makes it perfect for spotting Fraser Island's native freshwater turtle species, the Fraser Island short-necked turtle and the rarer Fraser Island Broad-shelled turtle. Remember to bring your mask, snorkel and fins to explore the native wildlife underwater that includes many species of freshwater fish like the Purple spotted gudgeons and Ornate Rainbow fish as well as the freshwater turtles that inhabit the lake. A camera is essential when visiting Lake McKenzie.

Thank Craig L
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit with the family as it has clear water and goes shallow near the shore. Can be hard to park but after a couple of times driving around your find a park.

Thank Phil8361
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely stunning place a must see when on Fraser. The beauty of the lake and the safe fresh water swimming is great for kids and adults alike.

Thank Toni S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

beautiful freshwater lake, it does go very deep about 10 metres out. the fine sand brings your jewelry up a treat, real nice and shiny.

Thank Kirsty G
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Stunning place.. Great to have a swim. Excellent view. There were great facilities to change and the toilets were good. Only shame was our tour didn't allocate much time to spend there. But definitely worth another visit.

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