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Central Station Rainforest

Central Station Rainforest, once the central hub for the forestry department on Fraser Island, is a stunning and lush forest located on Wanggoolba Creek of Fraser Island - one of the most scenic areas on the island!

Since the logging industry's departure in the late 1950s, Central Station is a popular picnic and camping spot for tourists with an information center which provides a history of the island and tips on the flora and fauna in the area.

Home to many specifies of plants, Central Station rainforest houses the massive Angiopteris ferns, which has the largest fern fronds in the world. Giant satinay and kauri trees also grow around the forest

The massive kauris have a soaring trunk and branches only start at the very top; these trees were prized as masts in the days of sailing boats. Satinay trees are regarded as biological marvels since the sand they grow in contain very little nutrients.

The area around Wanggoolba Creek not far from Central Station is one of the loveliest swathes of rainforest. There are paths in the surrounding rainforest where you can get up close to the palms and learn about the creatures and plants that inhabit the area.

Practical Info

As Fraser Island is a sand island the only way to get around is by 4WD. Tour groups do travel around the island and most visit Central Station.

Tours & Tickets

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Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Hervey Bay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Location: Fraser Island, Australia
Duration: 9 hours

From USD $122.34

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Location: Noosa, Australia
Duration: 2 days

From USD $243.95

Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Location: Noosa, Australia
Duration: 11 hours

From USD $125.93

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 3 days

From USD $287.13

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