ABOUT FRASER ISLAND
Located on Queensland’ east coast, you will find Hervey Bay, the gate way to the infamous World Heritage Listed, Fraser Island. The Butchulla people of Fraser Island called this golden, sand island K'Gari - meaning 'Paradise'... and we think they were pretty spot on!
With over 100 fresh water lakes, historical landmarks such as the Maheno Shipwreck, and Indian Head, native wildlife and so much more, this place is MANDATORY for any backpacker or travellers itinerary.
If you have a thirst for adventure, love the water and the great outdoors or feel like taking a little time out from your crazy travelling schedule, then this is the place for you! Imagine white sandy beaches, a 75-Mile Beach which is a registered highway, beautiful rainforests and pristine freshwater lakes! All of which makes Fraser Island one of the best 4-wheel-driving destinations you can go on this side of the east coast.
The island is recognised for its superb ecological and biological processes and has been given a World Heritage listing - putting it on par with other top Australian landmarks like Uluru and the Daintree Rainforest.
DID YOU KNOW:
Fraser Island is also the ONLY place in the world where rainforest grows in the sand at elevations of more than 200m, making it the LARGEST sand island in the world!
With rainforest, beach, woodland, mangroves, wallum scrub and huge, almost desert-like sand dunes... it's like having every piece of Australia in one spectacular location.
Whether you're backpacking, flash-packing, taking a study break or just over for a much-need holiday in Australia, Fraser Island wont disappoint.
What You Can Expect To Tick Off Your Bucket-List On Fraser Island
Walk Up to The Jaw Dropping Indian Head
This well known lookout, which offers spectacular views at the most easterly point is a great spot for wildlife spotting, ESPECIALLY during Whale Season (August – October).
Visit The Famous Maheno Shipwreck
Located on the east side of the island, you will find THE Maheno shipwreck and all of her glory banked in the sand. This wreck was driven ashore in 1935 during a Cyclone, where today the hull lies on Fraser Island showcasing some of the incredible history the island has to offer.
Dive into The Champagne Pools
Take a walk along the board walk and stairs on Fraser Island and you will find yourself at the islands very own Champagne Pools. There is just something about chilling in natures own Jacuzzi that is simply relaxing.
Take A Dip in The Beautiful Lake McKenzie
We’ve all seen the incredible images featuring the bright turquoise waters of Lake McKenzie, and trust us when we say, it is even more beautiful in real life.