Lake Wabby, Fraser Island, QLD

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When we went to Fraser Island in May, to be honest Lake Wabby wasn’t on our must-do list. The Champagne Pools, Indian Head, a return visit to Lake Mackenzie and Central Station were absolute certs, but other than hearing about people hurting themselves throwing themselves down the sand, I didn’t really know much about it.

We happened upon a couple of the other sandblows on a meandering 4WD through the middle of the island one day, and decided that while we were there, we may as well check it out.

We got to the lookout, and Matt hopped out of the car for a quick recce, as Harper was asleep and my number one rule of parenting is “Never wake a sleeping baby”. He was back in a flash though, and insisted the view was worth risking the fury of the overtired baby for.

He was right.

We wandered about a kilometre or so through some rainforest, the boys in their best safety boots (i.e barefoot) lifting up rocks and bits of bark hoping to spot a lizard or snake. Lake Wabby is accessible from the eastern beach, but this way was very pretty, although an exceptionally steep uphill climb for the last little while. Totally worth it though, when you get to the top of the hill and see this.

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Pretty sure Cai thought he was in Tatooine for a minute there. And the best bit was, we were almost the only ones there. Apart from an older couple, of which the gentleman was nude sunbathing which I didn’t realise when I set up not too far away with my 3 million children.I only noticed when he got up to move away down the beach, which he managed to do without a wang flash, and the kids were none the wiser.

Being May, it was pretty cold, but we braved a dip anyway. Lake Wabby is the deepest of Fraser’s lakes, but there’s still plenty of shallow water for the kids and/or less confident swimmers.

It was quite simply a breathtaking spot, one of the many on the island, and I can’t believe we nearly missed it. Make sure you don’t – Lake Wabby is definitely deserving of a spot on your Fraser Island Must Do List.

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What’s your favourite spot on Fraser Island?

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5 thoughts on “Lake Wabby, Fraser Island, QLD

  1. Oh wow, I am definitely going to try and get here when we (hopefully) get to Fraser one day! Such an amazing spot!

    Thanks for linking up with Wanderlust. 🙂 The next one will be on Wednesday 5th November, so put it in your diary! 🙂

  2. Lovely post.:)
    I am 9yrs and I am living on Fraser Island with my Mum, Dad and Sister.
    We have not been to Lake Wabby yet but will go soon.
    You can read about my adventures on Kailanis Island Life.
    We also did a trip around Australia for ten months this year.
    Wishing you well on your journey 🙂 Kailani

    • Hi Kailani

      We will definitely check out your blog! Our son Cai is 9 too. We used to live in River Heads a few years ago, and Matt worked on Fraser Island too. It’s one of our favourite places so far.
      Enjoy Lake Wabby
      Clare x

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