Lake Wabby, Fraser Island

4.4
#4 of 11 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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  • Don't miss this one! We walked 2kms along an easy sandy track and then across golden sand dunes to get to the lake. The lake is full of curious catfish and is a beautiful emerald colour. No toilets at...  more »
  • Lake Wabby is only accessible on foot via a 2.5 km long path, starting point at Seventy-Five Mile Beach (note sign). The tour leads through a forest with sandy ground and can be done barefoot accordingly. But beware of roots and pieces of wood from the trees! A considerable part of the route leads uphill, which is why you start to sweat quickly despite the shadows. Only shortly before reaching the lake the forest clears and reveals the view of a large sand desert surrounded by forest. When you stand on the sandy shore and look across the greenish Lake Wabby to the opposite, wooded shore, an almost surreal picture emerges. Bathing in the lake is allowed, but we have refrained from doing so because of the unpleasant water smell. The sand desert moves across the island at around 1 m per year and will therefore cover the lake sooner or later. The place has a spiritual meaning for the local Butchulla Aboriginals and was only allowed to be visited by men, at least in the past.
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  • Was a nice walk up even on a hot day. There has been sand blown away around the steps. No issues with sticks or debri on the path
  • A long walk to a beautiful lake takr your time and enjoy the experience

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