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Find eco-adventures, ancient rainforests, stunning coloured sand formations and over 100 incredible freshwater lakes on Fraser Island - one of the most unique islands in the world - found just off the coastline of Queensland's Hervey Bay.

World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island and the only place on earth where you can walk through 800,000 year old rainforest which defy the laws of nature and grow to soaring heights on only sand.

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Other eco-adventures include four wheel driving e along Fraser's amazing 75 mile beach highway, complete with a shipwreck and cliffs of stunning coloured sands.

Swim in the pure waters of the world's largest and highest perched dune lakes; relax in the frothy bubbles of the Champagne Pools - naturally formed pools of volcanic rock and float down the fast flowing Eli Creek as it pours up to four million litres of clear, fresh water into the ocean every hour.

Fraser Island is called K'gari, meaning 'beautiful white spirit' or paradise by the Butchulla People, who live on the island for more than 5,500 years.

Fraser Island is a nature lover's paradise with over 325 bird species plus wallabies, possums, turtles, flying foxes, echidnas, and largely pure bred dingoes. From the headlands see whales playing in the seas on the horizon and turtles, dolphins and dugong in the waves below.

There are many ways to discover the island's exceptional landscapes: Take a self-drive getaway; join a guided tour; go on a camping safari or explore the island on foot on the Fraser Island Great Walk.

The island is open to four wheel drive vehicles only and permits are required Access Fraser Island through daily barge services from River Heads, near Hervey Bay and Inskip Point at Rainbow Beach.

Air charters and transfers depart from Hervey Bay Airport.

There are a number of National Park campgrounds and beach camping is allowed where signed.

Fraser Island offers a number of excellent private accommodation options from holiday houses and units to the award winning Kingfisher Bay Resort, a leader in eco-tourism.

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Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Canoeing
    Canoeing
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Shopping
    Shopping

Other Information

Access Information:
Four Wheel Drive vehicles only. Permit required from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

Restrictions:
Camping and Vehicle Permits can be obtained from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

How To Get There:
Vehicle and Passenger ferries operate daily from Hervey Bay and Inskip Point. Any vehicle going onto Fraser Island must be four wheel drive and a vehicle permit from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is required. Helicopter and aircraft charter flights are available from Hervey Bay.


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