Fraser Island's Lake Mckenzie
Fraser Island's Lake Mckenzie Alistair Brightman

Work crews hit Fraser Island to repair roads before Easter

WORK is under way to fix Fraser Island's roads and beach access points before tourists fill the island for the Easter holidays.

The island's beaches were severely eroded by large swells during storms and flooding over the past two months.

Several stretches are still closed to vehicles and many more need to be used with caution due to exposed rocks or deep holes.

Eastern Beach has also been affected by severe erosion.

Track closures announced by Department of National Parks:

The following walking tracks remain closed:
•All walks south of Central Station
•All walks between Kingfisher Bay and Lake McKenzie.

All other walks should be traversed with caution.

The following roads remain closed:
•Lake Garawongera scenic drive south of Lake Garawongera
•Bogimbah Road
•Ungowa Road between Ungowa and Dillinghams Road
•Southern Road south of Buff Creek, including access to Buff Creek and Garry's Anchorage
•The section of the Hook Point inland road between the 11 km and 18 km access points.

The following roads should be traversed with extreme caution:
•The Hook Point inland road between the barge landing and the 11 km exit due to water over the road in some sections
•Southern lakes scenic drive between Central Station and Dilli Village (observe detours in place around Tobys Gap airstrip)
•Awinya Link Road and Woralie Road
•Southern access to Middle Rocks (Champagne Pools). 

Visit the Department of National Parks website to stay updated on Fraser Island conditions.