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Fraser Coast Outdoor Activities

By Viator, April 2014

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Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, meaning there’s plenty of space for enjoying fun outdoor activities. Start by spending some time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Named for its length of 75 miles (121 kilometers), this stretch of pristine white sand offers fishing, off-roading, sunbathing and enjoying a number of attractions. On the beach you’ll find the Maheno shipwreck, used for target practice during World War II by the Australian Airforce and was once considered one of the world’s fastest ships. There’s also Indian Head, a rocky outcrop where you can see the many dolphins, turtles, stingrays and sharks that swim in the beach’s waters (a reminder that you shouldn’t swim here). The Champagne Pools are another popular outdoor attraction at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, providing a safe saltwater swim in natural rock pools. As waves crash against them the water features Champagne-like bubbles, which is where the name comes from. And at Eli Creek visitors can take a relaxing float down a crystal clear freshwater stream.

Another not-to-miss Fraser Island experience is Waddy Point. This secluded cove offers a peaceful place to fish, swim, camp, surf, body board, hike, boat and bird-watch. Wildlife enthusiasts enjoy seeing sea turtles, sharks, stingray and fish from the cove, while photographers snap shots of Fraser Island’s only lighthouse from across the bay.

At Wanggoolba Creek, visitors can enjoy Fraser Islands’ outdoor offerings in a rainforest setting. This crystal clear creek features a soft sand bottom and is surrounded by lush vegetation. Go for a scenic stroll around its perimeters or wade in the calm waters for a relaxing experience. Nearby is Lake McKenzie -- often touted as the island’s most beautiful lake -- which is a popular place to go for a swim in clear waters. Interestingly, the fine white silica sand is great for cleaning jewelry and removing skin impurities.

For those who enjoy hiking, opt for the Fraser Island Great Walk, encompassing 90 kilometers (56 miles) of coastal, rainforest and sand dune landscapes. While the trek takes about six to eight days to complete you can choose to just do a section if you want something shorter.

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Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach

4 star rating: Recommended 4 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 $165.91

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 $175.39

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

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 $317.60

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

Adventure seekers and outdoorsy people can enjoy a 2-day guided tour to spectacular Fraser Island with a stop at Cooloola Recreation Area on the way . Walk ...  Read more

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

From USD $283.47

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

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 $378.28

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