Making its name as the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island is 123 kilometres of pristine beaches and unique rainforest landscape... all just a four-hour drive north of Brisbane. But what makes it even more special is that it’s all only accessible by 4WD... or boat.
Campsites are scattered throughout the island which you can book up to six months in advance. When travelling with children under 14 years old, for their safety it’s best stay in designated campgrounds that are guarded with dingo- deterrent fences for protection. All the official campgrounds on Fraser include gas barbecues, sinks for washing dishes and coin- operated showers (some with hot water).
While on the island enjoy the serene surrounds... perhaps with a spot of 4WDing, as the island has plenty of tracks to keep your family occupied. Unfortunately, swimming on the island’s beaches isn’t always recommended due to sharks and the lack of lifeguards, however, there’s Lake Wabby which makes a perfect spot for a family dip or the extremely popular and stunning Lake McKenzie.