Lake McKenzie

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Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island a06 lake mckenzie.jpg
Lake beach, 2004
Location Fraser Island
Type Perched
Basin countries Australia
Managing agency Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing
Max. length 1,200 metres (3,900 ft)
Max. width 930 metres (3,050 ft)
Surface area 150 ha
Average depth 5 metres (16 ft)
Surface elevation 100 metres (330 ft)

Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora) is a perched lake on Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia.[1] The lake is located in the Great Sandy National Park.

The lake is located 6.2 km southeast of Kingfisher Resort. It is 1,200 metres long and up to 930 metres wide. It is approximately 150 hectares in area.

The sands around the lake are composed of pure, white silica and the water in the lake is also so pure it is unsuitable for many species.[2]

Facilities for visitors around the lake include camping and picnic areas as well as toilets and barbecues.[2]

History[edit]

In March 1944 a training camp, the second on the island during World War II, was established at the lake.[3] It was closed late the same year.

The lake served as the final Roadblock location and the finish line of the reality competition series The Amazing Race Australia 2.

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Vernon, Jackson (24 September 2010). "Fraser's Lake McKenzie reopens after $3m revamp". ABC News (Australia). Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Lake McKenzie". queenslandholidays.com.au. Tourism Queensland. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Williams, Fred (2002). "11 The forgotten heros". Princess K'Gari's Fraser Island: A History of Fraser Island. Fred Williams. p. 185. ISBN 0958103402. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lake McKenzie at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 25°26′45″S 153°03′25″E / 25.4459°S 153.0570°E / -25.4459; 153.0570