Fraser Island

Heaven on Earth


Fraser Island is a beautiful place, its one of the only places in the world where tall rain forests are grown on sand dunes. It provides magnificent wildflower displays in spring and summer. Fraser island has absolutley amazing white beaches flanked by strikingly coloured sand cliffs. It also has over 100 fresh water 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.


Fraser Island is located on the Cost of Queensland. Its approximitly 300 kilometres north of Brisbane. It stretches over 123 kilometres in length and 22 kilometres at its widest point. With an area of 184 000 hectares it is the largest sand island in the world.


The Indigenous Butchulla people are thought to have inhabited Frazer island for 6,000–8,000 years before the arrival of European settlers. They named it ‘K’gari’, meaning ‘paradise’.

Captain James Cook sighted the island in 1770 and, in the nineteenth century, Europeans named it Fraser Island in honour of Eliza Fraser who was shipwrecked there in 1836.

In more recent times, Fraser Island was known as a location for sand mining and timber logging that began in 1863 and ended in 1991.

Sand mining began in 1949, but stopped in 1976 after environmentalists took the case to the Australia's High Court.

Conservation groups were instrumental in the creation of the Fraser Island National Park, and its subsequent inclusion as a World Heritage site

Activities and Attractions

*Sunset Safaris
*Dingo Tours
*Lake McKenzie
*Sandy Cape Lighthouse
*Wanggoolba Creek
*Great Sandy National Park

*Fraser Island Great Walk

*75 mile Beach

*central station

*Lake Wabby

Flora and Fauna

Fraser has stunning surrounds and an absolutley beautiful range of fauna and Flora. The Island is home to 25 species of mamals, being most renownd for its dingo population. Its isolation has ensured Frasers dingos are the purest in Australia. The magnificent Hump back whales begin their migration from south from August through November after breeding in the Whitsunday waters. They meet in the warm waters of Hervey Bay which is one of two places in the world where they do this.

Fraser Island is paradise for bird watchers with over 230 species of birds, one of the largest and most varied in Australia. There are seven main types of vegetation on the island and around 800 species of plant life. Salt tolerant species such as spinifex are found in the sand dunes, while further inland eucalypts and scribble gums can be found. In the valleys of the island that are protected by high dunes there is an abundance of fresh water and the lush rain forests grow.