Lake McKenzie

Fraser Island, Fraser Coast Area

There are many different aspects to Fraser Island, but the awe-inspiring beauty of Lake McKenzie makes it probably the most visited natural site on the island. It is a ‘perched’ lake, which means it contains only rainwater, no groundwater, is not fed by streams and does not flow to the ocean. The sand and organic matter at the base of the lake form an impervious layer, preventing rainwater from draining away.

The sand here is pure, white silica and is not only beautiful to look at but feels beautifully soft to walk on. The sand acts as a filter, giving the water its clarity and helping to make the water so pure it can support very little life. The blues and greens of the lake are endlessly fascinating and it's well worth getting up early to look across it in the soft light of dawn.

There are great hikers camping facilities here and toilets and cold showers nearby.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island, Fraser Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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26 March 2017
In March 2017, the World Science Festival Brisbane will once again bring together the world’s best thought leaders to produce a stunning program of live and digital content that connects Asia-Pacific audiences of all ages with the concepts, challenges, discoveries and advancements that are shaping our world.

Townsville Eco Fiesta

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4 June 2017
Eco Fiesta is a free event that assists the community in becoming more environmentally conscious. There will be a wide range of exhibitors, live entertainment and the JCU Education Hub to provide you with ideas, advice and inspiration!
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26 January 2017
Come along for the Australia Day Fun Run, Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony, State Flag Raising Ceremony, Military Gun Salute, amusement rides, food court and live entertainment throughout the day.

Stable on the Strand

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18 December 2017
Townsville's Christmas Festival, Stable on the Strand, celebrates its 16th birthday in 2017 at Townsville's premier event location, Strand Park. Stable on the Strand is one of Australia's most spectacular Christmas events, delighting crowds of 40,000 people over five nights as Christmas is shared with story, song and festivity.
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28 July 2017
Experience Townsville's tropics transformed into a bustling hub of creativity at the North Queensland Pop Up Festival. They've worked with landlords and businesses in the main city street to offer space to artists and other creatives to take them over for nine days.
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27 January 2017
'Venus Rising, Furies Raging: Bodies Redressed' Laurel McKenzie’s PhD graduate exhibition critiques representations of women through reconfiguring imagery from Western art history, right through to contemporary gameworlds, challenging persistent gendered imaging traditions.
8 September 2017
It's going to be a fun-filled weekend of film at the Great Barrier Reef Film Festival. Film Trivia Night, Feature Films, Film Industry Forums and Workshops, Kids Film Workshops and more! Discount passes available!
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15 April 2017
The Biggest Island Party In Australia, at Townsville - Queensland. For the last five years, Full Moon Down Under has become one of Queensland's, and Australia's most iconic events. Full Moon is staged monthly and set on the ridiculously beautiful Magnetic Island's Nelly Beach.
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27 October 2017
The annual exhibition by Visual Arts students of TAFE Queensland North’s Townsville Campus showcases the talent of the individual artists emerging from the school, and includes traditional 2D art forms, 3D design, sculpture and new media art such as video and animation.
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1 September 2017
The Townsville Art Society has held an annual or biannual Arts exhibition since the society’s inception, and The Townsville Art Society’s Awards Exhibition is now a major exhibition in the cultural life of the city.
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