Stretching over 120 km just off the coast of Hervey Bay, Fraser Island’s wide range of natural attractions and adventure activities make it a must-see destination for visitors to the Fraser Coast.
It is the largest sand island in the world and can be accessed by daily ferries from Rainbow Beach and Hervey Bay. A four wheel drive vehicle is essential unless you are part of a tour group as the island has no sealed roads and uses the beach as a main thoroughfare.
Pristine freshwater lakes dot the interior including Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby, while the clear waters of Eli Creek and the Champagne Pools are the perfect place to cool down after a day of exploring.
The World Heritage Listed island is one of the few places on the planet where rainforests grow in the sand. Wetlands and coastal heaths also thrive and are home to a diverse variety of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish.
At Seventy Five Mile Beach on the island’s east side, the Maheno shipwreck has rested on the sands just north of Happy Valley since 1935. Continue further north up the beach and see Indian Head, the island’s most easterly point with 360 degree views of the area.