Lake Wabby Circuit

Great Sandy National Park

Park at the beach and hike up to Lake Wabby , trip starts with a longish walk through some beautiful forests before you reach the sand dunes and the lake. I would suggest that thongs are not a good choice for this walk. A pair of runners would be best for this walk over changeable terrain. As you emerge from the trees and walk out onto what seems like never ending sand dunes, you straight away get that feeling that the walk you just completed was completely worth it.

Getting there

Just park at beach car park / access area and simply follow track


Most toursit maps of Fraser Island will have this 

Route/Trail notes

Little hike up the hill then a long walk through forest before getting to the sand dunes


Included in your permit to access Fraser Island

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?

GPS Tracks

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Awesome walk. Very easy to begin but gets very soft at the sand blow near lake Wabby. Fish will give you a nice nibble if you stay still enough.
Very popular with backpackers on tag along tours.

Nathan Boyce on 3 Sep, 2018

It's much easier than it looks from the top. Beautiful. Very enjoyable !

Jess on 2 May, 2017

Beautiful lake always very inviting after the walk in

Greg on 13 Sep, 2015

Trip to Fraser with my nephew and his buddies , starts with a hike up followed by walking through the forest but worth it. Can return via the sand dunes too

J on 8 Sep, 2013

Nice walk, did this when my wife was 7 months pregnant with my now nearly 12 year old daughter. Great place for a swim. Burnt my clutch out on the Pajero whilst on this trip and had to leave my wife and 2 year old son with my 2 mates while limping back to the mainland to get the clutch replaced. Great memories! My wife refused to come 4wding or camping with me again for the next decade before she finally relented.

Grumps on 30 Jul, 2000


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