Lake Wabby, Fraser Island

4.5
#4 of 10 in Nature in Fraser Island
Green-colored Lake Wabby is home to several species of native fish and freshwater turtles. You can reach the lake by a long path over Hammerstone Sandblow, a huge sand dune. The sandblow is slowly sliding into the water, and will one day cause the lake to disappear. Walking over this dune can get quite hot during the summer, so it’s a good idea to bring lots of water. Locals use bodyboards to slide off the dune into the lake, while others enjoy relaxing by the water or picnicking on the soft white sand. Do not run into the lake from the sand dune or attempt to dive from there, as many tourists get seriously hurt trying to do this every year. A visit to Lake Wabby represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Fraser Island tour itinerary builder website to plot your vacation.
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  • It was work walking the 2.5 km trail as it was loose sand. At the end is a large sand dune and a small lake that was not very clear. Then one gets to walk back the same 2.5 km. There is no toilet at t...  more »
  • I went here with some friends a couple of weeks ago. The scenery is really nice and the walk was good but compared to a few years ago the water quality of the lake has degraded. It was more of a brown...  more »
  • We went here after lake Mackenzie and it was just not as good.. the kids did enjoy it but long walk in and out, not as many people here due to the walk.. San dunes were great but don’t go on a day tha...  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning can't wait to go back
  • Wrong location on google maps. The real lake wanny is about 1km south from this point...
  • Oasis in the desert

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