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Lake McKenzie

Listed under Beaches in Queensland, Australia.

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White sand beach on crystal clear lake in the middle of Fraser Island - refreshingly cool water and few people about.

Written by  beach_boy.

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Lake Mckenzie

It doesn’t matter how far below the surface you work your bucket and spade there are no rocks on this beach, just the kind of snowy sand that’s the remnants of ancient coral. There’s no sharp teeth anywhere either, this beach is fresh water, in a vast flat bowl of sand on the all sand island of Fraser. Because it’s a lake the water is fairly warm as well.

The only things you have to worry about are the friendly dingos, who also like the clean water, and the fact that the sand makes a squeaking noise when you walk on it. And that you have to get to Fraser Island first, which involves driving in a 4X4 over a LOT of sand. But then that just sounds like it would add to the fun and keep the riff raff away.

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