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Lake Wabby

Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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“sand blow” (24 reviews)
“catfish” (12 reviews)
“km walk” (9 reviews)
Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

The walk up to the sand dunes and Lake Wabby is lovely, the sand dunes themselves are a sight to see. The lake itself smells really really bad but its full of fish.

Thank AmyJessicaWalker
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

After 45 minutes of walking for a very nice place full of nature you arrive to a big sand landscape and after this the freshwater green colored Lake, amazing! There are many species of fish that you can see as the Catfish and some little...More

Thank 2013_Isa
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We have been visiting this lake for nearly 40 years and it still looks much the same - even though it is being slowly engulfed by the dune. It's not on our Top 10 list for Fraser but if you have time, certainly worth a...More

Thank Tripmode33
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Absolute must-see on Fraser Island! The 30-minute hike to Lake Wabby is best done barefoot and is a bit strenuous (would not advise for those not physically fit). The sand dunes and Lake Wabby are good to do first thing in the morning prior to...More

Thank Maddy H
Reviewed 4 April 2017

You walk to Lake Wabby around 30 minutes and then you get to the sand dunes- looks interesting! The water is sweet water with some small fish which would do your "pedicure" is you keep still. Also you can watch some bigger fish in there.

Thank lenla2017
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Be at the lake early, late or for lunchtime for peace and quiet - all the coach loads and tagalongs have gone! If you're driving, park at the inland track car park and walk to the lookout before heading down to the lake. Look out...More

Thank ThePaulsTours
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This place was packed with travelers. But the lake was enough for everyone to swim and splash around. The bonus -- enjoy fish therapy for free!

Thank ShiningSchnee
Reviewed 28 February 2017

There are 2 ways of getting there, both take a bit of energy .... quite a bit. My recommendation would be to go via the lookout. In fact I would just recommend viewing the lake from the lookout then moving onto the beach or Lake...More

Thank Noelleen2014
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Okay, so we were on a 2 day guided tour of Fraser Island with Fraser Tours. The trip out to Lake Wabby was In the afternoon after we had lunch. Our tour guide drove us to the starting point for the walk and to be...More

Thank Pollyaway
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We loved coming here. my kids loved that they could roll down the sand dune and into the water. The water was warm and the hike in was fairly easy.

Thank Mountaingirlx4
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