Blue Lake (Kaboora Track)

North Stradbroke Island - Minjeeribah

Walk through banksias, grasstrees and eucalypt on your way to Kaboora/Blue Lake. Pass Tortoise Lagoon on the way to this jewel of the island.

Bird Watching
No Public Transport
No 4WD Required
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Starting from Dunwich, travel east on Alfred Martin Way past the Brown Lake turnoff and the golf course until you reach the car park on the right hand side of the road.


The track is easy to follow. No map is required. There is an information board at the start of the walk which shows the different walks available in the area.

Route/Trail notes

The walk is quite exposed and on soft sand so it is best walked in early morning or late afternoon. In the middle of the day it can be quite hot. Make sure to carry drinking water.

The lake is a place of significant cultural value to the Quandamooka people and they request that visitors respect that significance by not swimming in the lake.


There is no cost for this walk.


Beautiful flora!

Tori on Jun, 2021

Lovely walk. Please note that swimming is not allowed out of respect to the traditional custodians of the land.

Jess&JonM on 27 Mar, 2021

An easy, mostly flat walk carrying a 10 month old baby. The woodlands, heath and eucalypt along the path were really spectacular. The lake itself was also nice, disappointing to see so many people swimming in it.

Leith on 12 Sep, 2020

Was a bit disappointed with this walk, preferred Brown Lake, North Gorge and the new Mt Vane walks

Boots on 18 Jul, 2020

Good walk, the Kaboora track was pretty easy. Came home via the Kabul track - if I had it over I would do it in reverse to do the Kabul track while it was cooler. This track had more elevation and was more exposed to the sun. Both were great walks and not too hard. Walked these carrying a 2 year old and a 5 month old.

Sarah King on 7 Nov, 2019

Completed this walk as part of a 14km trip in the area. Started with the Kabul Track, then a side trip to a lookout then returned to the car park via Kaboora Track. We took a water taxi to the island then had a taxi drive us to the car park to start the walks. We also arranged for the taxi to return after about 4hrs (limited phone reception) to collect us and drive us back to the ferry! Blue Lake is really lovely to see however Tortoise Lagoon was dry. Wear proper shoes as the snakes are on the move... in fact our taxi driver told us to keep an eye out for death adders as they’re also around...

S K on 7 Oct, 2019

We went to Blue Lake via Kabul track but diverted (turned right at the first junction) to a lookout on the way. This added 6 km to the overall walk (14 km in total). We returned to the carpark via Kabura Track. Blue Lake was lovely - clear water, still and peaceful. We didn’t experience much birdlife (Noisy Friarbirds, Kookaburras, Kites, Spotted Parladotes), saw many lizard and wallaby tracks (and saw a Lace Monitor). The track is sand so where appropriate shoes and take enough water. Since the track is will feel the heat.

Anoogle on 7 Oct, 2019

If you get the opportunity to go, don’t hesitate, you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy.

Adam on 1984


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