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Lake McKenzie Tours and Activities

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Awe-inspiring Lake McKenzie is possibly one of the world’s most beautiful lakes. It is also one of the world’s least polluted and a swim in the crystal-clear freshwater will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

The lake is a “perched lake,” meaning it sits atop a sand dune where the sand and humus underneath have bonded into a concrete-like base. The lake isn't connected to streams or the ocean, which means all the water is pure rainwater. The sand also acts as a filter keeping the water clear, and makes for an amazing experience when relaxing in the lake.

Fraser Island is home to forty of the world’s eighty perched lakes, and like the many other freshwater lakes on the island, Lake McKenzie relies solely on rain for replenishment.

The sand surrounding the lake is pure silica so you can wash your hair with it or exfoliate your skin, perfect if you’ve been camping for days. There are a lot of delightful picnic areas and stunning beaches around the lake, which makes it perfect for an afternoon trip or a multiple day excursion.

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Great Sandy National Park, Fraser Island, QLD, 4581
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All-Inclusive Fraser Island Day Tour

All-Inclusive Fraser Island Day Tour

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Discover Fraser Island's highlights on a full-day tour with an experienced guide that includes time to swim in pristine lakes, hit the beach, and explore the rainforest. Visit iconic spots including Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, Seventy-Five Mile Beach, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, the Maheno shipwreck, and the Pinnacles. Learn about the animal and plant life both on land and in the ocean, where dolphins, dugongs, sharks, and humpback whales can be spotted. Depart early from Hervey Bay and travel by 4WD-vehicle on this comprehensive Fraser Island tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa

Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa

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Escape the mainland—and discover Fraser Island’s UNESCO-listed scenery—on this seamless day trip. Depart in the morning directly from your Noosa or Rainbow Beach accommodation, and travel in the comfort of a custom-built 4x4 vehicle. You’ll discover the highlights of Fraser Island—the world’s largest sand island. Stop for breakfast on Seventy-Five Mile Beach, swim in Lake McKenzie, discover the Central Station Rainforest, and much more.
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  • 11 hours
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 All-Inclusive 2-Day Fraser Island Tour

All-Inclusive 2-Day Fraser Island Tour

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Named K’Gari (paradise) by the local Aborigines, Fraser Island features more than 100 freshwater lakes, extensive rain forests, and giant sand dunes. Explore the island with an expert guide who leads rainforest walks at Pile Valley, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, and the Hammerstone Sandblow, and provides swimming opportunities at Eli Creek, Lake McKenzie, the Champagne Pools, and Lake Wabby. Stay overnight at a lodge on Seventy-Five Mile Beach, see the Pinnacles and Maheno shipwreck, and have the option to book a scenic sightseeing flight on this fun and informative 2-day tour.
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  • 2 days
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Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Rainbow Beach

Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Rainbow Beach

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Explore the beauty of Fraser Island on a full-day tour from Rainbow Beach by purpose-built 4WD vehicle. Discover what makes the island a World Heritage-listed site with an experienced and passionate guide. Travel along the sandy highway; see ancient rain forests and marvel at the crystal clear Lake McKenzie. With plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife along the way, every day on Fraser Island is a new experience.
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  • 7 hours
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3-Day Fraser Island Resort Package

3-Day Fraser Island Resort Package

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Enjoy a 3-day package to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island with beachside accommodation at Kingfisher Bay resort and a combination of guided tours and free time for beach walks and swimming. Your full-day 4WD sightseeing tour goes inland to Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, Pile Valley and Lake McKenzie, then motors down Seventy-Five Mile Beach to Eli Creek, the Maheno shipwreck and Pinnacles. Includes two nights of accommodation, three meals, a full-day guided tour and ferry tickets, leaving you free to enjoy the island.
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  • 3 days
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3 Day Fraser Island - Kingfisher Bay Resort HOTEL TWIN Brisbane, Sunshine Coast

3 Day Fraser Island - Kingfisher Bay Resort HOTEL TWIN Brisbane, Sunshine Coast

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Stay in an award-winning eco-resort, the Kingfisher Bay Resort, on this three-day trip to Fraser Island. Experience both relaxation and adventure on this tour, with beach and resort-based activities as well as wildlife spotting and a four-wheel drive along the beach. An ideal trip for travelers who want a convenient and idyllic getaway but who don’t have much time in Queensland.
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  • 3 days
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2-Day Fraser Island 4WD Tag-Along Tour at Beach House from Hervey Bay

2-Day Fraser Island 4WD Tag-Along Tour at Beach House from Hervey Bay

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Enjoy a 2-day tag-along tour of Fraser Island from Hervey Bay that travels by 4WD–vehicle to island highlights. Your guide leads the caravan of vehicles with participants sharing the fun of offroad driving. Stop to see the Maheno shipwreck and Pinnacles; and go swimming at Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and Lake Wabby or Lake Garrawongera. Retire for the night at a beach house on Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Your experienced guide shares the best spots on the island, allowing you make the most of your time on Fraser Island.
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  • 2 days
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Dingos 3 Day Tag along Fraser Island 4WD Adventure

Dingos 3 Day Tag along Fraser Island 4WD Adventure

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With a fully flexible tag-along style itinerary which includes Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, Indian Head and the Champagne Pools, it's clear to see why Dingo's Tag-Along has been etched in backpackers memories as the highlight of their East Coast trip since the early 2000s. With fun and adventure in mind,this tour shows the highlights of Fraser Island and leaves you with lasting memories and new friends for 18-35 year olds! In other words, discovering Fraser Island with Dingo's is a mind-blowing experience you will remember the rest of your life.
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  • 3 days
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3-Day Fraser Island Hiking and 4WD Adventure from Hervey Bay

3-Day Fraser Island Hiking and 4WD Adventure from Hervey Bay

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Get back to nature with a 3-day outdoor adventure on Fraser island, including round-trip transport by barge and 4WD. Equipped with maps, backpacks and camping equipment, embark on a self-guided hike along rainforest trails, towering dunes and pristine beaches. See landmarks like Seventy-Five Mile beach and Hammerstone Sandblow; stop en-route to swim or sunbathe; and camp overnight at Lake Wabby and Lake McKenzie. This small-group tour is limited to 6 people and includes 2 days of moderate hiking.
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  • 3 days
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Should I book Lake McKenzie tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lake McKenzie can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 9 Lake McKenzie tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Lake McKenzie 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lake McKenzie costs USD 138.47. Guided Lake McKenzie tours start around USD 138.47 per person. See all 9 Lake McKenzie tickets and tours on Viator.
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