Who would’ve guessed that a short 50-minute ferry ride from a tiny beachside suburb in Hervey Bay could transport you into an official stress-free holiday zone, complete with sweeping golden beaches, aquatic adventures and an unspoiled island wilderness?
The Fraser Coast’s jewel in the crown is World Heritage-listed Fraser Island – an ecological masterpiece of giant sand dunes, rainforests, freshwater streams and lakes, and an exceptional range of unique flora and fauna. And it’s a holiday destination that’s perfect for visiting with family and friends.
To explore the island, you can bring your own vehicle or hire a four-wheel-drive from Hervey Bay or Kingfisher Bay Resort (on Fraser Island’s western side) and take to the sand tracks on your own voyage of discovery.
For those who want to sit back and have it all done for them, eco-accredited Fraser Explorer Tours has an excellent range of daily ranger-guided four-wheel-drive tours to choose from, including day tours from Hervey Bay and a superb two-day adventure staying on Fraser Island’s eastern side at Eurong Beach Resort.
But you don’t need to have wheels to enjoy Fraser. Kingfisher Bay Resort is a good starting point to immerse yourself in this World Heritage wilderness and offers ranger-guided walks and talks, fishing from the jetty, hearty meals and a great beach on which to sun yourself. You can even mess about with stand-up paddle boards and canoes.
Eurong Beach is a natural choice for families and is only accessible by four-wheel-drive. This oasis in the sand is renowned for its bakery and the convivial atmosphere in the beach bar. It also offers immediate access to Fraser Island’s southern lakes circuit. As an added attraction, the resort is just 40 minutes’ drive to the historical heart of Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek.
Accommodation options aside, the contrasts on Fraser Island are breathtaking: from the stark contours of the huge sand blows to the clear, freshwater creeks winding through ancient rainforests growing in sand. It’s all just waiting to be discovered. There has never been a better time to explore Fraser Island – it’s world’s away from the everyday.
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