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Lake Birrabeen

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Address: Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
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Less crowded than other freshwater lakes on Fraser Island. Perfect for sunbathing on the beach of very fine, almost silvery, sands.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Less crowded than other freshwater lakes on Fraser Island. Perfect for sunbathing on the beach of very fine, almost silvery, sands.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is the best option if lake Mckenzie is packed with tourists. This lake is very similar but I would say that a bit less impressive. Still an amazing and breathtaking attraction. The advantage is that is less popular and more quiet.

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Another wonder fresh water lake so relaxing and beautiful great place for a swim and enjoy the tea tree

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing! Can set up right on the lake's edge and relax with a cool drink while the kids swim and run up and down the sand dunes.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Like a couple of the lakes in Fraser, it's not a bad sight and good for a stop over. I would have travelled especially for this lake, but as we were driving past we stopped and had a look.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a magic place. Try and go either before or after the tour buses have been (before 10 or after 3) and have the place to yourself.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Everybody goes to Lake McKenzie, so we chose Lake Birrabeen, and had it all to ourselves. Absoutely great water and beach, and just as pretty as Lake McKenzie. A little more remote, but who cares- you had to travel these sandy roads to get anywhere.

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is just as pretty and there are far less people here. It takes a little bit longer to get here, but we absolutely loved it.

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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This lake is just down the road (sand track ) from the very popular lake MacKenzie. It is the same crystal clear water and white sand but a bit more shallow and much quieter and fewer tourists. It is well worth a visit and a relax on the beach. You could easily spend sunset on the beach and then camp... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Clear water, not as busy as other lakes , worth a look , swim , paddle . White sandy beach got there at 9 and had place ourselves

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