Breathtaking, picturesque– these are just some of the words that come to mind when you think about Fraser Island. Seriously, if someone blindfolded you and plopped you down in the middle of it, you would think you were in paradise. It’s one of those places that you have to see to believe, and even then, it’s hard to believe that such a place exists on Earth. Below, we’ll explore some of the best things to see and do on Fraser Island.
Drive Along 75 Mile Beach
Are you a sucker for long stretches of white sand flanked by azure waters? Then you’ll definitely want to drive along 75-Mile Beach on Fraser Island. This beach is one of the most iconic on the island, and it’s easy to see why. The beach runs the entire length of the east coast of Fraser Island, offering stunning views no matter where you go. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to spot some of the island’s wildlife, including turtles, dolphins, etc. You can also go fishing, swimming, or simply relax in the sun.
Whale Watching, Hervey Bay
Although it’s possible to spot whales while visiting any of the popular Fraser Island beaches, whale watching in Hervey Bay is an altogether different and more intimate experience. It’s no wonder that Hervey Bay was the first place in the world to be recognised as a Whale Heritage Site by the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA).
There are many ways to enjoy whale watching in Hervey Bay, but one of the most memorable experiences is to watch them from the Urangan Pier. Aside from whale watching, visitors can also walk or ride bikes along the Esplanade, which offers stunning views of the bay or visit the Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens. Visitors can even see Kangaroos at Point Vernon.
We love Lake McKenzie and recommend it to everyone who visits Fraser Island. The water is so clear and refreshing that you can’t help but jump in. Camping is available nearby, and there are plenty of walks to take in the surrounding area. If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, you can try your hand at fishing or kayaking.
Indian Head is home to some of the most spectacular views on Fraser Island. From the top of the Head, you can see for miles in every direction, taking in the island’s pristine beaches, dense rainforest, and freshwater lakes. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a pod of dolphins or whales swimming offshore. The Head is also a great place to go birdwatching, as it is home to many different species of bird. Be sure to bring your camera when you visit Indian Head, as it truly is a photographer’s paradise.
Eli Creek wins a slot on this list for being one of the most picturesque freshwater creeks on Fraser Island. Fishing, camping, and swimming are just some of the popular activities that can be enjoyed here. Eli Creek is also a great place for wildlife spotting.
It’s Time to Visit Fraser Island
Are you planning to visit the largest sand island in the world (Fraser Island)? Please note that campervans and motorhomes are not allowed to go on Fraser. People travelling with either can leave them on the mainland why they explore Fraser Island.