Where To Take a Dip
If you’re looking to swim, the good news is that you’re surrounded by water. The bad news is that you can’t go into most of it thanks to the critters that are waiting for you just off shore. But don’t worry, there are dozens of beautiful, clear, warm freshwater lakes and streams that are begging you to take a dip.
Eli Creek By far the most popular creek on the island. On a busy day you’ll find countless 4X4s, plenty of families, and endless backpackers cooling off in Eli Creek. Plus, if it’s high tide, you won’t be able to pass the creek anyway – so it’s a perfect place to stop.
Lake McKenzie The go-to spot on Fraser Island for an inland swim. On a busy day, it’s so packed you’ll think you’re at Surfer’s Paradise. The water is impressively clear, and it’s one of the most photogenic spots on the island — if there’s not a crowd.
Lake Birrabeen Think of it as Lake McKenzie’s lesser-known counterpart. It’s a bit longer of a drive, but I assure you it’ll be worth it. The water is almost as clear as McKenzie, and you’ll have few – if any – people to deal with. It’s my favourite swimming spot on Fraser.
Located near the Indian Head bypass is one of the best places to swim in the ocean on Fraser Island. Named the Champagne Pools because the rocks cause the waves to break and bubble into the crystal clear water. It’s one of my favourite spots on the island.