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Fraser Island - Brisbane Tourist Guide

At 120 kilometres in length Fraser Island is considered to be the world’s largest sand island. Located a few hours north of Queensland this island has been listed as a World Heritage site since 1992 and is also known as The Great Sandy National Park. 

As you would expect on an island so large there’s plenty of different flora and fauna to take your fancy including rainforest, mangrove forests, swamps, sand dunes which are especially fun to toboggan down and eucalyptus woodland.

There’s also some really great swimming beaches and over 100 freshwater lakes, including the popular tourist area Lake McKenzie, so you can cool off after you finish exploring this vast island.

You might also come in contact with some of the local wildlife like Australian native birds, wallabies, possums and even some of the last remaining pure dingoes. If you cast your eyes out to sea you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of frolicking dolphins and migrating Humpback Whales. Fraser Island 4wd

As we’ve mentioned Fraser Island is really big so make sure when you go off sightseeing that you stay close to designated roads and walking tracks. One especially popular walking track is the 90km Fraser Island Great Walk which offers camp sites along the way for a special experience.

Fraser Island is also a popular 4 wheel drive spot with its many beaches and sandy inland roads.

You can bring your own 4WD by barge however you must pick up a vehicle access permit before you set off. 

Getting to Fraser Island

You can get to Fraser Island a variety of ways either by barge so you can take your boat or just walk on, commercial tour operator or there are also flights daily leaving from Maroochydore and Hervey Bay.

Fraser Island 1 Day Trip from Brisbane

Fraser Island 1 Day Tour from Brisbane

Book TourA World Heritage Listed destination, travel by modern 20-seat 4WD across Noosa River via ferry to ancient National Park. See the famous coloured sands, enjoy a beachside morning tea and the crossing by barge to the shores of Fraser Island. Drive along 75 Mile Beach to Central Station or Pile Valley for a rainforest walk. Aussie BBQ lunch, followed by a cleansing swim in Lake McKenzie or Lake Birrabeen.


Camping and Accommodation

Swimming at Lake MackenzieAccommodation is varied on the island with several resorts and eco stays around the small townships - search for Fraser Island Accommodation.

Camping is often the accommodation option of choice, and sites are dotted about the island. You can choose to camp inland on formal campgrounds or on beach camping zones and as we mentioned before there are also small Walkers’ camps. Camping permits are required and must be purchased before you set up.

The Great Sandy National Park people recommend you book well in advance during peak season. Read more about Camping on Fraser Island.