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Things to do in  Fraser Island

Welcome to Fraser Island

UNESCO-listed Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and a hub for exhilarating 4WD adventures on its giant dunes and white-sand beaches. But there’s more than sand here—the island is dotted with shimmering freshwater lakes and natural saltwater baths in which to swim and crystal-clear creeks down which to float. Other top things to do on Fraser Island include admiring its wind-sculpted technicolor cliffs, checking out a beached shipwreck, and following trails through lush rain forest, as well as spotting wildlife such as dolphins, dingoes, and (from August through October) humpback whales.

Top 10 attractions in Fraser Island

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Lake McKenzie

Lake McKenzie

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fraser Island (K’gari, the largest sand island in the world, is filled with natural wonders and Lake McKenzie is one of its most wonderful. Also known as Boorangoora, the strikingly blue water of Lake McKenzie makes it the most visited of the island’s freshwater lakes and its most popular swimming location.More
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Eli Creek

Eli Creek

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Floating down the shallow, fast-flowing waters of Eli Creek beneath a twisted canopy of trees is a highlight of a visit to Fraser Island. One of the largest freshwater creeks on the island, its cool waters provide welcome relief from the sunny shores of neighboring 75 Mile Beach.More
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Maheno Shipwreck

Maheno Shipwreck

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The best-known shipwreck around the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the once-luxurious liner SS Maheno was driven ashore just north of Happy Valley during a cyclone in 1935. The shipwreck continues to deteriorate in the harsh environment, making for an impressive and haunting site.More
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75 Mile Beach

75 Mile Beach

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With its sandy shores fringed by verdant bushlands, rocky headlands, and turquoise ocean, 75 Mile Beach is the star attraction of Fraser Island. Stretching 75 miles (121 kilometers along the eastern shore of the island, the natural wonder is also an official highway—the 75 Mile Beach Road—as well as an airplane landing strip.More
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Central Station Rainforest

Central Station Rainforest

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Central Station is one of the most picturesque attractions on the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island. Originally a culturally important site for Indigenous Butchulla women, Central Station saw a forestry camp established in the mid-20th century. Now visitors come here to learn about the island’s flora and fauna.More
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The Pinnacles

The Pinnacles

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The colored sand cliffs known as the Pinnacles are a spectacular site on the east coast of Fraser Island and are one of the reasons why the island has a UNESCO World Heritage listing. Formed over hundreds of thousands of years as minerals leached through the sand, experts have identified 72 different colors in the Pinnacles, mostly reds and oranges.More
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Indian Head

Indian Head

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Located along the eastern edge of Fraser Island on the popular Seventy Five Mile Beach, Indian Head was named by the famous Captain Cook upon his arrival in 1770. Visitors flock to this popular landmark for its incredible 360-degree views of the island, the ocean and some of the country’s most exotic wildlife.Indian Head is one of only three rocky outcrops on the island, and while camping is not allowed here, the area’s towering peaks attract plenty of travelers. On clear days visitors can look out across some 75 miles of beach and may even spot whales, sharks, dolphins and sea turtles from atop Indian Head.More
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Lake Wabby

Lake Wabby

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The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, is home to more than 100 freshwater lakes, of which Lake Wabby is the deepest. This small lake is surrounded by forest and deep sand dunes, making it one of Fraser Island’s most picturesque lakes—not to mention that its water is a striking green color.More
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Waddy Point

Waddy Point

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On the northeastern coast of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, Waddy Point offers seclusion away from the crowds along with opportunities for such outdoor pursuits as fishing, surfing, swimming, kayking, and hiking. Offering campgrounds and a hotel, it’s also possible to spend the night.More
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Bundaberg

Bundaberg

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Surrounded by sugar cane and tropical fruit plantations, Bundaberg is best known for its namesake exports: Bundaberg Rum and Bundaberg Ginger Beer. However, this riverside city has more to offer than beverages—it’s well situated for exploring the Coral Sea coast, with tropical parks, coral cays, and wildlife-filled islands on its doorstep.More

Top activities in Fraser Island

All-Inclusive Fraser Island Day Tour
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Remote Fraser Island Experience
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Remote Fraser Island Experience

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K'gari Explorer 2-Day Tour
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K'gari Explorer 2-Day Tour

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3-Day Fraser Island Resort Package
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Hervey Bay Champagne Sunset Sail
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Lake McKenzie Full-Day Tour with Lunch from Hervey Bay
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K'gari (Fraser Island) Day Tour from Rainbow Beach
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Great Sandy Marine Park, Turtle Discovery & Cultural Ecotour
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K'gari (Fraser Island) Day Tour from Noosa
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Dingos 3 Day K'Gari (Fraser Island) ​4WD Tag-Along Tour
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