Fraser Island Beach Guide
By Viator, December 2013
If you are craving a safe saltwater swim the beach is home to the Champagne Pools, safe natural rock pools named after the Champagne-like bubbles that froth up when a wave crashes. Seventy-Five Mile Beach is also home to Indian Head, a rocky outcrop where you can look down at sharks, dolphins, sting rays and colorful fish. Make sure to enjoy a float down the crystalline and freshwater Eli Creek, and also see the on-shore Maheno wreck, once a luxurious boat and one of the world’s fastest ships. Fishing and off-roading are other popular activities. Interestingly, Seventy-Five Mile Beach is more than just a place for sunbathing and recreation, it’s also considered a highway and runway for planes.
Another top beach is Lake McKenzie, a perched freshwater lake that’s also part of the Great Sandy National Park. What’s unique about Lake McKenzie’s beach isn’t just its translucent waters and beauty, but also its white silica sand that’s great for cleaning jewelry and skin. In fact, you’ll often see beach-goers covered from head to toe in the granules. Facilities at the beach are clean and include a barbecue area, toilets and picnicking.
And at Waddy Point you can enjoy a secluded beach experience and less touristy outdoor recreation. The beach is a popular place for swimming, boating, body boarding, surfing, camping, fishing and hiking to scenic spots like Lake McKenzie, Conner’s Corner or the Champagne Pools. Bird-watching and viewing wildlife like fish, sharks and sea turtles is also popular.
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.)
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
Fraser Island, Australia
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Spend the day at beautiful Fraser Island on a 4WD tour from Brisbane. You'll travel north to Noosaville, and catch all the famous attractions on World ... Read more
Brisbane or Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes (approx.)