Fraser Island is full of lakes and secret swimming spots. As we are full time local residents on Fraser. We can show you all the best places to swim.
Here are a few of our favourites :
Eli Creek is a must see spot on Fraser Island. It’s a pristine, crystal clear freshwater creek the flows to the sea from within the island.
It’s little wonder why it’s such a popular spot for families and backpackers during the summertime. The perfect place to pop up the beach umbrella for a picnic.
The creek has a board walk that you can follow and stroll along. It’s a few 100 meters up to the top and then you can enter the creek to swim or float down if you wish or walk leisurely back.
Our kids love to float down the crystal clear water on their boogie boards and air beds.
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Lake McKenzie is an absolutely stunning looking lake. It’s the most popular freshwater perched lake to visit on Fraser Island.
The lake is circled by pristine white sand and is approx. 13ha in size. The lake itself sits about 80m above sea level.
You can swim or snorkel in the crystal azure waters. It is amazing to say, it’s a natural and beautiful wonder of the world.
We visit here many times a year to bring friends and family. It never disappoints.
Note: This popular spot does have toilets however carry some spare TP as it runs out very fast when all the buses pull up. Nothing worse than empty toilet roll holders.
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Orange Creek is a fantastic little freshwater swimming hole. Yes! it is orange-ish. Maybe even a brownish-orange, kinda tea coloured.
It’s completely harmless. The tannin from dead leaves and other organic matter stain the creek water an orange-ish colour.
The water looks a bit eerie, but looks can be deceiving. It’s actually an ideal spot to have a refreshing swim. It has a sandy bottom with no rocks so it’s perfect for the kids to swim around in.
The water is lovely and fresh, so there is no need to worry about creatures lurking in the water below. (Like: Sharks and crocodiles)
It’s mostly waist deep with shallower water on the edges and where it flows through the sand down to meet the sea.
You can find Orange creek towards the northern end of Fraser Island. 10 minutes up the inland track from Orchid Beach.
Read more about Orange Creek on Fraser Island
Lake Boomanjin… coming soon