Fraser Island is a place of exceptional beauty, featuring unblemished white sandy beaches, vibrantly coloured sand cliffs, pristine freshwater lakes of various hues, and fast-flowing, crystal-clear creeks.
Fraser Island is strictly four-wheel-drive territory, featuring the world's only sand highway, Seventy-Five Mile Beach, running up the surf side of the island. Seventy-Five Mile Beach provides easy access to the island's mighty sand blows, the Maheno shipwreck, Indian Head and the Champagne Pools.
Ancient rainforests that grow in the sand dunes and low 'wallum' heaths that provide spectacular wildflower displays are unique features of the island. The wetlands are home to rare patterned ferns and precious mangrove colonies, and play host to up to 40,000 migratory shorebirds each year.
Fraser Island's World Heritage listing ranks it with Australia's Kakadu, Uluru and Great Barrier Reef as a precious part of Australia's natural and cultural heritage.
How to get there
Via barge from:
- Inskip Point, 15 minutes drive from Rainbow Beach
- River Heads, east of Maryborough
- Hervey Bay, Urangan boat harbour
- Drive along the stunning Seventy-File Mile Beach
- Swim at Lake McKenzie
- Watch for marine life from Indian Head
- Walk to the Sandy Cape Lighthouse
- Discover the 'Maheno' wreck
- Spot wild dingoes
- Stop for a picnic at Lake Garawongera