Fraser Island

by Friday, September 30, 2016

Last week, on Journeys To Come radio, Catriona introduced her ‘Top 5’ Aussie Islands. Beautiful Fraser Island was one of these…

“I’m mentioning this one because it’s extraordinary and because I know a lot of you love 4-wheel driving and of course, travelling!

Fraser Island is a world-heritage listed island that’s absolutely beautiful. What I love about this island is that you’ve got a little bit of everything for everyone.

This is a wonderful place to go camping, but of course – do not feed the dingos! It’s also a great place to go 4-wheel driving (there’s 120km of beach highway), but make sure you check your tides.

King Fisher Bay Resort is also out of this world.

Now, if 4-wheel driving isn’t for you, don’t worry, there is still plenty to keep everyone (and their budgets) happy.”

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island – stretching a massive 123km! It is praised as having some of the best fishing in the world and has over 100 fresh water lakes to swim in – including the iconic Lake McKenzie.

There are huge sand blows to climb and rainforests to explore. Discover the famous Fraser Island shipwrecks, like The Maheno – one of the first turbine-driven steamers.


The Maheno

One of the best ways to discover Fraser is on an island tour, click here for a list of Fraser Island tours.


The southern coast of Queensland. Approximately 200 kilometres north of Brisbane.

Getting Here

Fraser is accessible by 4WD vehicles only. Off-road campers are allowed, however, caravans are discouraged.

Air charters and transfers to Fraser Island depart from Hervey Bay Airport.

Fraser Island ferry and barge services operate from Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach daily.