Fraser Island is the superstar of the Sandy Straits. Explore the world’s largest sand island, only a 30-minute ferry ride from Hervey Bay. There’s no denying Fraser Island’s World Heritage-listed rock star status, with its tropical rainforests and endless white-sand beaches. It takes out a number of impressive gongs as it’s the biggest sand island with World Heritage status and the unofficial home of the dingo. Boom!
- Join the peak hour 4WD traffic along 75 mile beach on the eastern side of the island.
- Take a dip in the Champagne Rock pools and dry off on top of Indian Head for views worth Instagramming.
- Follow the east coast down to check out the Cathedrals, the Maheno Shipwreck and stop in at Happy Valley.
Mother Nature #pimped
- Get your tootsies amongst the silica sand around Lake MacKenzie or sweat it out on the dunes to Lake Wabby
- Hideout in lush rainforests around Central Station
- Sandy Cape, Waddy Point, Indian Head and Middle Rocks are the best spots to fish for your dinner
- Cool off in the crystal clear Eli Creek
- Camp under the rainforest canopy at Central Station – one of the only places in the world where a rainforest grows in sand – or unwind at an eco resort or holiday home.
Soak in the adventure
- Serious hikers must tick the 8 day Great Walk (or part of it) off your bucket list which takes in part of Fraser Island’s 100 fresh water lakes, 1,000 year old rainforests and vistas.
- Spot strangler fig vines and dingoes on a section of the 90-kilometre Fraser Island Great Walk.
- Float down Eli Creek on an inflatable tube and swim in the turquoise Champagne Rock Pools.
- Join a 4WD off-road tour to discover abundant inland freshwater lakes like Lake Mckenzie and Lake Wabby or fish for bream at Eurong Beach.