WORLD Heritage-listed Fraser Island is an ecological masterpiece of giant sand dunes, rain forests, open beaches, freshwater streams and lakes and an exceptional range of unique flora and fauna.
YTravelBlog (2015) and Trip Advisor (2014) named Fraser’s 75-Mile Beach in their must-do lists of Aussie beaches; The Travel Channel (2014) named Fraser Island as a top Australian adventure destination; and Australian Traveller Magazine (2014) named Fraser Island in their top 100 Greatest Holidays in Australia.
To explore the island you can hire a four-wheel drive and take to the sand tracks on your own voyage of discovery.
For those who want to sit back and have an expert off-roader expertly handle conditions, then Kingfisher Bay Resort has an excellent range of daily Ranger-guided four-wheel drive tours to choose from.
Once you have wheels, the island is yours to explore. A good starting point is the superb white sandy beach stretching for 75 miles on the eastern side of the island.
Fraser’s famous 75-Mile beach provides an endless horizon of sand fringed by the ocean and is home to some of the best surf fishing in Australia. Along the beach you will find one of the island’s most visited attractions the wreck of The SS Maheno (formerly a WWI hospital ship) and the landmark rocky outcrops of Indian Head, Waddy Point and Middle Rocks.
Fraser Island has more than 100 dune lakes. The most popular for swimming and picnicking are the spectacular Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby nestled at the edge of Hammerstone Sand Blow and the picture-perfect Basin Lake.
Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island and nature lover’s paradise, can be accessed from Hervey Bay, a three-hour drive or 40-minute flight north of Brisbane.