Central Station Rainforest
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.
Tours & Tickets
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
Duration: 2 days (approx.)
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
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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Duration: 3 days (approx.)