Fraser Island Highlights

Fraser Island Highlights

1 December 2014

Located off the Eastern coast of Australia, Fraser Island stretches over 123 kilometres in length and 22 kilometres at its widest point. With an area covering over 184 000 hectares it is known to be the largest sand island in the world.

Fraser Island is visited by millions of travellers year round, and it’s natural attractions and beautiful nature is what keeps these travellers wanting more. 

A trip to Fraser Island will present with pristine lakes, beautiful towering rainforests and adventure beyond what you could ever imagine! It’s an absolute must do while travelling the East Coast of Australia and here is a list of the highlights of this World Heritage listed region explaining why!


Lake McKenzie is a perched lake located in the Great Sandy National Park. The sand around the Lake McKenzie is composed of the purest, white silica sand, which beautifully contrasts with the pristine blue that the lake water gives off.

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Lake Wabby, also located in the Great Sandy National Park is a smaller green coloured freshwater lake. Lake Wabby is also known to be the deepest lake on the island. It is located on the eastern side of Fraser Island and is found adjacent to the Hammerstone Sandblow. Lake Wabby is the perfect spot for an afternoon dip, after a morning of exploring the rest of the island.

Eli Creek is a beautiful crystal clear freshwater creek, which flows through vegetated banks and right on out towards the beach. Eli Creek is a very popular picnic and swimming spot (commonly referred as a natural lazy river), with a beautiful boardwalk that follows the creek inland for you to wander along. 

Maheno Shipwreck was brought ashore just north of Happy Valley during a cyclone in 1935. Today the hull lies slowly deteriorating in the harsh salt environment, about 10 km north of Happy Valley. This is a highlight for many travelling to Fraser Island due to its historical significance.

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Indian Head acts as a lookout point from where you can watch for stingrays, sharks, sea turtles, and whales (when in season) swimming along! The distinctive rocky cliff landscapes make for stunning photo opportunities.

Champagne Pools are the perfect spot on the island to relax and take a dip into the magnificent waters of Fraser Island. There pools provide a very popular swimming hole with the ocean crashing over the rocks into shallow sandy pools. The bubbling water is where the name Champagne Pools (Fraser’s natural Jacuzzi) comes from.

Central Station is where many rainforest walks depart from. You can wander through the rainforest along Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk, stopping at the peaceful Basin Lake or stand amongst the towering satinay trees in Pile Valley.


See all of these sites on any of our Hervey Bay, Rainbow Beach, or Noosa Fraser Island tours!


"We wanted to see Fraser Island for 2 days with our friends. We booked an overnight tour with Travel Freedom, and it was a great trip which explored the main highlights on Fraser. The accommodation in the resort was great for our group as well as we all got to share a room. The guys at Travel Freedom made the entire process easy. Thanks a mill."

Arthur McLeay (IRE)

"I found Travel Freedom on Google and I booked a Fraser Island day tour from Hervey Bay for my family and I. We had a great time, and the kids loved Lake McKenzie. The food was good for us, and our guide was very experienced. The booking process was very easy, and we received our confirmation very quickly. I recommend Travel Freedom to anyone."

Rob Smedley (AUS)

"We loved the tour! John the tour guide was super friendly and made our stay super pleasant and fun! The group in the tour were super nice, it was indeed the perfect fit for us. And of course the island is beautiful and we had a perfect weather. The facilities and the food were above our expectations, I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone."


"Absolutely loved my trip to Fraser Island I had a wonderful time and the tour was very well organised and fun!"


"Rainbow Beach Adventure Company was an excellent service provider. The staff that supervised us was helpful, kind and had a lot of humour. We absolutely loved it.
I personally wrote a very good comment on TripAdvisor and I will recommend them to my friends."


"An amazing trip! Great value and the service was very professional and such helpful staff.
The team that run the tours are very supportive of each other. The accommodation booked was very nice and she kept the same room for our return so we didn’t need to repack at no charge.. excellent service.

Lots of swimming.. relaxed tour and the group got on really well. Our resort on the Island and meals was very pleasant. All went very smoothly. We both enjoyed the level of activity as in and out, walks etc so not just sitting in buses. Highly recommend."

Scott. J

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