Fraser Island Lakes
On a bed of sand, magnificent rainforests have grown. Massive trees with trunks nearly 3 metres in diameter reach 50 metres into the sky. Crystal clear creeks to tea coloured freshwater lakes lie perched above sea level, held in watertight basins made of age-old plant material. Majestic sand dunes and spectacular sandblows tell the story of the ceaseless building and wearing away of the sandmass.
There's so much to see, and so much to do, so join the numerous people who are enticed to Fraser's shores every year, seeking to escape the pressures of modern living, to relax and enjoy the island's scenery and to peruse nature-based recreation including swimming, fishing, camping and bush walking.
Fraser Island's shimmering clear creeks will amaze you for many reasons, but most strikingly for their silence. Because the creek beds are sandy bottomed and don't contain rocks, they don't make usual bubbling creek noises. While slightly eerie at first, the silence only adds to their serene charm.
There are many lakes on Fraser Island, but the white sands and clear blue water of Lake McKenzie makes it one of the favourites. Lake Wabby is Fraser's deepest lake and it lies next to the Hammerstone Sandblow. Or there's Lake Allom which has its own viewing platform from which you can spot resident freshwater turtles. Lake Boomanjin is the world's largest perched lake, and its swampy areas and wetlands attract a diverse range of water birds. And in case you were wondering, its brown tinge doesn't come from a sinister source, it's just the result of tannins leaching out of the surrounding vegetation.
Eli Creek is the largest creek on Fraser's eastern shore. Its picturesque clear waters run for many kilometres and into 75 mile beach. From its boardwalk spot eels, frogs and small fish cruising along the waters.