The serenity of the ocean waves while being tucked amidst the greenwoods is incomparable to anything else. Hidden along the Australian coast is the Fraser Island that is home to luxe beaches and picturesque lakes. Stretching over 250 kilometres north to the state capital Brisbane, Fraser Islands have been listed as a world heritage site. With its rainforests, eucalyptus woodlands, mangrove forests, sand dunes and coastal heaths, you will be surprised to know what all enchanting secrets the little island hides. Let us take you through Fraser Island and tell you everything you need to know about it.
Things To Do In Fraser Island
Fraser Island is a camping and ecotourism destination with beaches and swimming sites. The largest sand island houses over 100 freshwater lakes which is the second-highest concentration of lakes in Australia after Tasmania.
Visit Lake McKenzie
Lake Mckenzie is one of the most popular tourist areas of Fraser Island. Located in the Great Sandy National Park, Fraser Island is located inland from the small town of Eurong. The pure silica content in the lake gives the beach around a shimmering white colour. The white sand and the freshwater reflecting the day’s sunlight gives it a captivating glow. Moreover, at night the soft moonlight on the sand makes it a must-visit place. It is one of the best spots on the island to put up a tent and light a bonfire. Don’t forget to see the heart-shaped tree that is perched on the banks of the lake.
Drive the Seventy-five Mile beach Highway
The seventy-five beach highway is a seventy-five miles long highway as well as a beach. The rugged stretch of sand is where the Maheno Shipwreck stands along with natural swimming spots, Champagne Pools. The place is known for naturally formed volcanic rock recreational pools. Moreover, you could also halt at Eurong beach, which provides for a picture-perfect sunrise against the skyline of Queensland.
Spot Humpback Whales
If you head to the island in August and November, you are in for a treat. The months are known to be the migration season for Humpback Whales. These whales seek warmer waters during the season, and you can see them spraying water from their blowholes from afar. Don’t forget to get your binoculars to see these majestic sea creatures!
See The Eli Creek
Eli creek is the largest freshwater stream on the Eastern coast of Fraser Island with over four million litres of water flowing from its mouth onto the beach and the ocean every hour. The place is one of Fraser Island’s famous natural wonders. Located a few kilometres north of Happy Valley, Eli Creek has serene boardwalks. Furthermore, there are natural springs feeding freshwater streams. Complete your water-adventure bucket list goals here with wading, tubing and swimming through the refreshing waters of the creek.
View The Central Station
In the heart of the rainforest, Central Station is one of the most popular scenic locations on the island. Earlier, it served as the Central Forestry Department station from 1920 to 1959. As you walk the place, you will come across many storyboards and panels with the history of Fraser Island. Moreover, the valley formed by the Wanggoolba Creek near Central Station contains magnificent trees, huge Kauri and rough-barked sati nay for you to laze around.
Visit Lake Wabby
Containing approximately thirty litres of water, Lake Wabby is a small freshwater, green coloured lake. It is in the Great Sandy National Park on the eastern side of Fraser Island off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The lake is directly adjacent to the Hammerstone Sandblow, which slowly moves into the lake. Eventually, it disappears under the sand. Further on, the inland drive to the Birrabeen Lake is going to fill your heart with bliss. However, do not swim near the lake as the sea conditions and nearby shark activities are dangerous.
Check Out Indian Head
One the few natural rocky outcrops on the island, Indian Head is at the northern end of the Fraser island’s famous 75-mile-long eastern surf beach. Once the beach becomes completely visible, it would often take tears to reach it. Visitors climb to the top take in possibly the best panoramic vista of Fraser island beaches. Make a trip to the Sandy Cape Lighthouse and get enlightened with the view that the island has to offer. Built-in 1870 AD, the lighthouse is the tallest in Queensland. Moreover, on the clear days, you can see Manta Rays, Sharks, Dolphins, and Turtles swimming in the water below.
Photograph Wild Dingoes
Fraser Island is known for its wide variety of Fauna. You are bound to have dingoes coming pretty closes to you on the beaches, particularly near the Eli Creek. Most of the wildlife photographer find it as one of the best spots to photograph dingoes. Remember to keep your children and food safe while clicking these wild beauties.
Take A Trip To Subtropical Forest
Another thing to do in Fraser Island is to drive east to west through sub-tropical rainforest. It is equally spectacular as the other places. Moreover, this island is made of sand and that you get these incredible trees growing to great heights.
A Day By The Beach and Barbeque
With the warmth of the sand and the glimmer of the waters calling, there wouldn’t be a better place to lay by the beach. You just have to slow down for a moment, soak the sun and just listen to the slow waves of the ocean. In addition to that, you can even carry your own bat and ball and play a game of cricket. They is a saying in Australia that if you don’t barbecue in Australia then what do you do? So, take out those grills and put on some potatoes on the racks.
Doesn’t it sound like a little paradise of an island? Thus, rightly named as K’gari and all more reason to add on to your bucket list.