Lake McKenzie

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Lake McKenzie
Australia, Queensland, Fraser Island, Lake McKenzie.jpg
Lake beach, 2018
Lake McKenzie is located in Queensland
Lake McKenzie
Lake McKenzie
Coordinates25°26′45″S 153°03′25″E / 25.4459°S 153.0570°E / -25.4459; 153.0570Coordinates: 25°26′45″S 153°03′25″E / 25.4459°S 153.0570°E / -25.4459; 153.0570
Basin countriesAustralia
Managing agencyDepartment of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing
Max. length1,200 metres (3,900 ft)
Max. width930 metres (3,050 ft)
Surface area150 ha (370 acres)
Average depth6.6 metres (22 ft)
Surface elevation100 metres (330 ft)

Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora) is a perched lake on K'gari 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 picnic areas as well as toilets.[2]


Aerial view, 2008

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 location of the final Roadblock and the Finish Line of the reality competition series The Amazing Race Australia 2.[4][5]

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex visited the lake in October 2018 where he viewed a Welcome to Country ceremony.[6]

See also[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". Tourism Queensland. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  3. ^ Williams, Fred (2002). "11 The forgotten heroes". Princess K'Gari's Fraser Island: A History of Fraser Island. Fred Williams. p. 185. ISBN 0958103402. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  4. ^ Walker, Carlie; Cronin, Seanna (16 August 2012). "Fraser Island stars as final stop". Fraser Coast Chronicle. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  5. ^ Hoskin, Michael (16 August 2012). "Amazing Race: Australia 2-12 final episode recap". SECTION 244. Archived from the original on 31 December 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  6. ^ Gartry, Laura (22 October 2018). "Prince Harry and Meghan stroll around Fraser Island, retire to spend evening in secluded resort". ABC News. Retrieved 27 October 2021.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lake McKenzie at Wikimedia Commons