With an area of 184 000 hectares.
Stretching over 123 kilometres in length and 22 kilometres at its widest point.
Fraser Island’s World Heritage listing ranks it with Australia’s Uluru, Kakadu and the Great Barrier Reef.
A place of exceptional beauty, with its long uninterrupted white beaches flanked by strikingly coloured sand cliffs, and over 100 freshwater lakes, some tea-coloured and others clear and blue all ringed by white sandy beaches.
Ancient rainforests grow in sand along the banks of fast-flowing, crystal-clear creeks.
Fraser Island is the only place in the world where rainforests grow on sand dunes.
It’s also Queensland’s largest island!
Fraser has over 100 freshwater lakes with Lake McKenzie as the most popular one.
Which is also known one of the cleanest lakes in the world as must see for tourists.
With Eli Creek as the largest creek in the Eastern Beach on the Island. It’s fast flowing water pours an average of 4 million litres of clear water into the ocean per hour.
The low “wallum” heaths on the island are of particular evolutionary and ecological significance, and provide magnificent wildflower displays in spring and summer.
The immense sand blows and cliffs of coloured sands are part of the longest and most complete age sequence of coastal dune systems in the world and they are still evolving.
They are a continuous record of climatic and sea level changes over the last 700 000 years.
The highest dunes on the island reach up to 240 metres above sea level.
Popular Attractions on Fraser Island
While driving along the beach there are enough places to pull over, Fraser offers a lot of great fishing spots (and there are amazing fresh water lakes to take a plunge.
- Lake McKenzie – White Sandy beach and crystal clear water.
- Seventy-Five mile beach – The Sandy highway of Fraser.
- Eli Creek – Popular swimming and picnic spot.
- Maheno Shipwreck – Washed ashore in 1935 this cruise liner is now one of Australia’s most photographed items
- Indian Head – the best look out point of the island. With breathtaking views of the ocean and beach. Without a doubt you will see rays, turtles and even sharks.
- The Champagne Pools – A natural formed Jacuzzi created by the smashing of the waves.
Fraser Island is known for it’s 4WD “tag along” tours.