MAJESTY OF OUR ISLAND
Fraser is a World Heritage wonderland that offers plenty of nature activities
FRASER Island is the world’s largest sand island, stretching for 123km and spanning an incredible 166,000 hectares. Visiting the island is to be dwarfed by the ancient, gravitydefying rainforests growing out of only sand, and exploring the freshwater lakes and spectacular sand formations.
The World Heritage-listed island has the best any island could offer: cool towering rainforests to walk through; more than 100 freshwater lakes in which to swim, including Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby; huge sand blows to climb; and a unique 120km beach highway, with the Maheno shipwreck and cliffs of stunning coloured sands.
It has untamed wilderness and rugged terrain, but the island boasts luxurious, relaxing and natural accommodation experiences, offers some of the best beach fishing experiences in the world, and provides options for young novice anglers and seasoned fishing professionals.
Fraser Island also offers a diverse range of fish species that are available all year.
Rainbow Beach is a seaside town offering access to Fraser Island. Nestled between the island, Great Sandy National Park and the ocean, here you will discover an adventure playground with striking natural beauty, including Carlo Sand Blow, the coloured sands and Double Island Point.
You will be pleasantly surprised when you take the opportunity
to explore this vibrant coastal town. Rainbow Beach offers an idyllic getaway for beach-goers, eco-tourists, anglers, campers and those wishing to step back and truly relax.
Inskip Peninsula, 10 minutes north of Rainbow, is the closest access point to Fraser Island when travelling north from Brisbane.
The proximity to Fraser makes Rainbow Beach the perfect base for exploring everything the region has to offer, and with plenty of activities and one of the best beaches in Australia at your doorstep there is no excuse not to visit Rainbow Beach.
As they four-wheel drive along K’gari’s miles of unspoilt beaches, lots of people love to see wild dingoes strolling along the beach.
The few dingoes that are found here are the world’s purest breed and, just like the wolves at Yellowstone National Park, our precious apex dingo is vital to the island’s fragile ecosystem.
With a life expectancy of just seven years and a very selective breeding process, each wild dingo is precious to the ecology of the island.
So the next time you visit the island “please give them space, K’gari is their place”.
You can also follow Fraser Dingo Watch on Instagram for more fun facts and dingo sightings by tour guides and residents of the island, as well as share your favourite wild dingo photos from your holiday at #fraserdingowatch.
Lake McKenzie at Fraser Island.
The view of the Great Sandy Strait from the sand dune south of Awinya Creek, Fraser Island.
Visit Fraser island for its massive beaches.