Fraser Island 184 000 hectares to explore
Fraser Island’s World Heritage listing ranks it with Australia’s Uluru, Kakadu and the Great Barrier Reef.
Stretching over 123 kilometres in length and 22 kilometres at its widest point.
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.
About Fraser Island
Fraser Island is the only place where rainforests grow on dunes.
It’s also Queensland’s largest island!
Fraser has over 100 freshwater lakes, with Lake McKenzie as the most popular.
Eli Creek is the largest creek in Eastern Beach on the Island. Its fast-flowing water pours an average of 4 million litres of clear water into the ocean per hour.
The island’s low “wallum” heaths are of particular evolutionary and ecological significance and provide magnificent wildflower displays in spring and summer.
The immense sand blows and coloured sands are part of the most extended and complete age sequence of coastal dune systems worldwide and 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 Island offers a lot of great fishing spots, and there are amazing freshwater lakes to take a plunge into.
Top 10 things to do
- Lake McKenzie
- Seventy-Five-mile beach
- Eli Creek
- Lake Boomanjin
- SS Maheno Shipwreck
- The Champagne Pools
- Lake Birrabeen
- Central Station
- Coloured sands
- Lake Garawongera
Fraser Island is famous for its 4WD tours, hiking and fishing.