Lake Wabby, Fraser Island

Lake Wabby is a picturesque area with deep green waters and pure white sand dunes covering the area.

It is a World Heritage listed sight, boasting an array of freshwater flora and fauna in and around the waters. Out of the forty dune lakes on the Island, it is by far the deepest, going down 11.4 metres.

Where is Lake Wabby?

The Lake is situated along the east coast of Fraser Island. A wonderland island bursting with unspoiled swimming spots, lush greenery, enormous dunes, and soft sand beaches. Stretching 123 kilometres down and 23 kilometres across. Head nearby to the 75 Mile Beach, trekking further south and stopping before you hit the Eurong beach. The lake is 2.4 kilometres from the carpark and will take an easy 40 minutes to walk to get to.

The Wildlife at the Lake

Unlike other lakes, Lake Wabby is home to several schools of freshwater fish. It has around twelve different varieties of fish, including catfish and rainbow fish, and the rare honey blue-eye. The theory of this abundant amount of fish varieties is said to be due to fish eggs arriving at these isolated dune lakes by on the feet of birds. They swim freely through the waters, so don’t be alarmed if you feel something brush your legs when taking a dip.

Activities to do at Lake Wabby

Whether you choose to visit Lake Wabby for its sand dunes, its deep green waters, or to simply to relax, you will certainly not be disappointed. Plunge into the fresh waters and keep your eyes peeled for the roaming fish. Relax on the soft white sand and soak up those sun rays. Or a trek around the water’s edge to discover the native plants scattering the area.

Why you should travel there now

Travelling to Lake Wabby sooner rather than later is suggested as this sight on Fraser Island’s may be no more in hundred years. The large sand dune bordering the lake will eventually fully cascade into the waters, swallowing up the waters until it is no more than a sandy area. The sand continually blows into the lake, making an average of 1 metre of lake lost per year. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this one of a kind lake at Fraser Island today!

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