Lake Wabby

Within a hundred years from now, Lake Wabby may no longer exist.


Located on Fraser Island’s eastern side, Lake Wabby is the deepest perched dune lake at 11.4 meters. Since this freshwater lake’s acidity level is lower than other Fraser Island lakes, 13 species of fish habitat these waters. Notable among them are the endangered honey blue-eye, rainbow fish, and catfish.

Entry to this lake was once restricted to the men of the Butchulla tribe, who used it as their warrior training zone. Today, this lake holds a significant place in the lives of the Butchulla people. You can take one of our Fly/Drive Tours departing daily from Sunshine Coast or Hervey Bay Airports to get here.

What’s so special about Lake Wabby?

It’s both a window lake and a barrage lake. Window lakes are formed by a natural depression in the sand that exposes the water table. When a sandmass blocks the water flowing from a natural spring, barrage lakes are formed.

Within a hundred years from now, Lake Wabby may no longer exist. Since it’s a barrage lake, the giant sand blow bordering the lake is slowly moving into its emerald green waters. Eventually, they will swallow the entire lake and  Lake Wabby will be a thing of the past. If you don’t want to miss the chance of witnessing the beauty of Lake Wabby and exploring its colourful history, choose one of our many tour packages that will take you straight to Fraser Island’s 75 Mile Beach.

What can you do at Lake Wabby?

  • Go for a swim
  • Go for a hike to explore the sand dunes
  • Enjoy the lake’s aquatic life, as they may tickle or brush your body when you go for a swim
  • Sit on the sand dunes to take in the mesmerising beauty

Book your Fraser Island Experience with us today!

Lake Wabby - Air Fraser Island

Lake Wabby...with Air Fraser Island

We can get you to Fraser Island from the Sunshine Coast or Hervey Bay, where you can see Lake Wabby from above. From there it's your choice how to explore Fraser Island & Lake Wabby with one of our many Packages.
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