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  • Address: 75 Mile Beach
  • Admission: Free
Fraser Island is both the largest sand island in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sitting off of the Sunshine Coast, it stretches over 123km (76mi) long, and every inch is a haven of sandy beaches and stunning cliff faces.

Home to the famous dingo, Fraser Island is also host to over 300 different species of bird as well as wallabies, possums, dugongs, flying foxes, and turtles. Nature lovers will enjoy the unique wildlife composition that the island offers as well as the gorgeous climate.

While you're visiting, be sure to visit Lake Mackenzie, the "crown jewel" of Fraser Island. The crystalline blue waters and shimming white sands make it one of the most popular tourist destinations.

For a taste of history, check out the Maheno Shipwreck, which occurred in 1935. Just north of the beautiful freshwater Eli Creek, learn about the true strength of the sea on this incredible passenger steamer. For stunning views, climb to the top of Indian Heads, the rocky outcrop on the northern end of the beach. Continue north onto the Champagne Pools, the rocky pools that are ideal for bathing.

Remember to only swim in designated areas: dangerous surf and sharks make swimming in the open ocean risky.

Practical Info:

Being an island, the best way to get to Fraser Island is through a ferry or boat service from River Heads in Hervey Bay, Noosa, or another nearby town. It is possible to get in by charter flight, but only during low tide.

The only way to get a car onto the island is by ferry, so if you're interested in a vehicle, look into one of the many 4WD services available on the island. All vehicles must have a special permit, so be sure to research your options. Hiring or renting a 4WD is a very fun way to see the island, but can also be difficult if you do not have any experience. Booking a tour to the island is another great way to see the sites without having to hire a car.

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Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Explore the beauty of Fraser Island on a full-day tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach by purpose-built 4WD vehicle. Travel off-road along uninterrupted white-sand ...  Read more

Location: Noosa, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.12

5-Day Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Spend your days exploring Queensland’s wild treasures, and your nights at beach resorts, on a guided 5-day tour to Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef. ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $504.42

2-Day Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, on a two-day tour by 4WD from Noosa and the Sunshine Coast, or from ...  Read more

Location: Noosa, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $248.19

Best 3-Day Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Spend several days exploring the natural wonders of Fraser Island with an expert guide, including a visit to Cooloola Recreation Area on the way. Enjoy guided ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $292.11

Fraser Island Day Trip from Hervey Bay

Go snorkeling, kayaking and swimming in Fraser Island’s pristine waters on a relaxed day trip from Hervey Bay. See dolphins, dingoes, turtles and sea eagles, ...  Read more

Location: Fraser Island, Australia
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $120.80

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