The largest sand island in the world, World Heritage Listed Fraser Island located in the Queensland, has much to offer the traveller who is searching for the unique destination unlike any other. Fraser Island which is located just off the coast of Hervey Bay has been a desired holiday spot for many campers and travellers alike who wish to explore shipwrecks, lakes, fresh water creeks, enjoy fishing, sand dunning and hiking to just name a few activities. Fraser Island can be accessed by car / passenger ferry from either River Heads at Hervey Bay or Rainbow Beach which is just over one hour’s drive south of Hervey Bay.
22 kilometre’s at its widest point and 123 kilometre’s in length, there is much to explore, see and do on Fraser Island whatever time you decide to visit. Boasting over 100 different lakes systems, ever changing colour sand and rugged cliffs, towering sand dunes and a history that dates back hundreds of years, Fraser Island is somewhere to not only relax and revive, but also to soak up some local history and its natural surrounds. See the island with a local tour guide for the day with many tour operators making daily runs across to the island, hire your own four wheel drive if you don’t already own on to see the island on your own watch. Make sure you leave plenty of time up your sleeve because there is always something new and exciting to see with every new day.
Visit places like Eli Creek with its fresh crisp running water that is great for a refreshing dip in summer time, or perhaps a drive to the coloured sands for an awe inspiring time is something you are wanting to do, there is also the Champagne Pools up the top of Fraser Island where the kids can swim in safe and protected rock enclosures while you could do a spot of fishing or even take the trek into Lake Wabby for some great sand dunning and swimming in the fresh water lake. There are walking tracks all around the island that take you past hidden treasures and delights with every turn and for those of you who are looking for a real adventure then why not set out on the Fraser Island Great Walk which trails on for about 90km starting from Dilli Village to Happy Valley and will take around six to eight days to complete but well worth it! Visit Lake Mackenzie, Central Station to take the boardwalk along the creek through the pristine rainforest or enjoy the lookout at Lake Allom, where ever you are there is always so much to see and do on Fraser Island.
Camping is what most people like to do when travelling to Fraser Island and permits can easily be attained from ranger’s stations and other locations to be able to camp in the allocated sites directly on the beach. There are also holiday homes, self contained cabins, cottages, units and resorts scattered all over the island from the eastern side to the western side that you can book your preferable Accommodation at and have you close to all that you wish to experience while you are here.
Spend the day cruising the beach, do some beach fishing which is one of the main draw cards for the island, learn about the Aboriginal culture of the island, soak up the history, set out for a walk to discover the natural beauty and wildlife of Fraser Island, sun bake, swim and just enjoy the wonder that is Fraser Island. With its towering rainforests, stunning coastline, beaches and sand dunes, a holiday to Fraser Island is ideal to escape away from it all and just enjoy a unique holiday unlike any other before.