Things to do on Fraser Island
Fraser Island is 'world heritage' listed and the world’s largest sand island! Located off the Eastern Coast of Australia, Fraser Island attracting over ½ million visitors a year. One of Australia's most popular highlights, and stretching to lengths of 122km, and 22km at its widest point, Fraser Island is jam-packed with attractions and activities!
There are a number of things to do on Fraser Island for all those who chose to visit including:
- Driving a 4 Wheel drive on sand! The only way to get around on Fraser Island, due to their being no sealed roads on Fraser, it’s a big element of the adventure! There are a few different ways of driving a 4 wheel drive, including car hire, but the most popular way is to join a tag along tour where you will be in the driver’s seat driving along the famous 75 mile beach! Get some training and get yourself ready for the challenge! Otherwise, jump in the backseat and meet new friends while enjoying the ride.
- The two most famous lakes on the island are Lake McKenzie, which assimilates a humongous, sandy clear swimming pool, and Lake Wabby. Unlike the crystal blue waters of Lake Mackenzie, Lake Wabby is a rich green. This famous lake will be gone within a century as the giant sand dune next to it is slowly swallowing it alive!
Lake McKenzie is Fraser Islands most famous lake!
- The famous shipwreck on Fraser Island, known as Maheno Shipwreck, was used for target practice in World War II and is riddled with bullet holes and shrapnel. The history of its appearance on Fraser Island is well worth the listen, and it is a magic place to visit during sunset for some amazing photos!
- Fraser Island has enormous sand dunes which are the ultimate playground if you have a good boogie board or sand board at hand!
- Eli Creek is from a crystal clear fresh water spring rising from the centre of Fraser Island. You can drift down this twisting and turning stream with your toes in the soft sand while being surrounded by tropical rainforest in the heat of the day.
- Comprised of tens of different colours, the Cathedrals of Fraser Island are made up of sand. These slowly eroded structures are most striking in the early morning sun and are named some of Australia’s most spectacular coloured sand formations.
- The landscapes on Fraser Island are tremendously diverse – you will experience everything from the towering rainforests surrounding "Central Station", the mangrove forests on Fraser Island's most southern tip, to the array of freshwater lakes found all over the island.
- On Fraser Island, wildlife is of the plenty! There are over 300 species of birds, Dingos and in the surrounding ocean you can spot turtles, sharks, dugongs and humpback whales! Whales and sharks are most viewable from the islands highest point, known as Indian Head.
- Why not relax in the natural rock pool jacuzzis of Champagne Pools? These guys are located to the north of Fraser and are an amazing place to keep cool during summer and take in the epic landscape!
Check out these highlights of Fraser Island on most of our Fraser Island Tours from Hervey Bay, Rainbow Beach, or Noosa!