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Basin Lake Track
2.5 Hours  / 5.6 Kilometres

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Description

The Basin Lake Track is located within Fraser Island, Great Sandy National Park. Long beaches, dramatic coloured-sand cliffs, natural sandblows, rocky headlands and pristine freshwater lakes and streams are some of Fraser Island's spectacular natural features.

Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island and an area of remarkable natural beauty. It was listed as a World Heritage Area in 1992 to recognise the island's internationally significant natural features:

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The 5.6 kilometre Basin Lake Track begins from Central Station. Follow the boardwalk, crossing the bridge over Wanggoolba Creek. The shallow crystal-clear water of Wanggoolba Creek winds gently between banks fringed by subtropical rainforest. See strangler figs, piccabeen palms, climbing vines and buttressed trees. This is the only place on the island where the king fern Angiopteris evecta grows and sprouts the largest fronds in the world. From Wanggoolba Creek's rainforest gully walk through kauri, brush box and tall eucalypt forest to the sedge-fringed shores of Basin Lake. Allow 2.5 hours to complete this track.

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  • Basin Lake Track

    The Basin Lake Track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.
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Journey Details

Duration2.5 Hours Itinerary TypeLand
Distance5.6 KilometresItinerary RouteReturn
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyUnrated

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Swimming
    Swimming
  • Walking
    Walking
  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


Other Information

Disabled:
Wheelchair toilet facilities are available at Central Station.


Visit our Travel Info page or the National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing website for more information. See Park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

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Basin Lake Track

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The Basin Lake Track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.



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Basin lake, Fraser Island, Great Sandy National Park
Basin lake, Fraser Island, Great Sandy National Park


Route Details

Duration:
2.5 Hrs 
Distance:
5.6 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Walk
Route Type:
Return

Experiences
  • Caravan and Camping
    Caravan and Camping
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Island
    Island
  • Lakes/Rivers/Dams
    Waterways
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Unrated


Other Information

Disabled:
Wheelchair toilet facilities are available at Central Station.



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