Located just three hours from Brisbane, or an hour and a half flight from Sydney, Fraser Island is one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions. Fraser Island is a unique and beautiful part of the Australian coastline and is a destination not to be missed by locals or tourists. Fraser Island is huge, so has something for everyone to enjoy. If the picture above hasn’t got you packing your bags already, here are a few more reasons why Fraser Island should be right at the top of your bucket list.
If you’re somewhat of an animal lover, then Fraser Island is the destination for you. The island is home to at least 74 species of reptiles, including snakes, geckos, frogs, and freshwater turtles, as well as over 350 species of birds, and over 74 mammal species. The island is well-known for homing around 30 packs of dingoes, so it’s very likely that you’re going to spot one of them. Speaking of spotting creatures, depending on the time of year, you might also catch a glimpse of a dolphin or hunchback whale.
Surprisingly, as amazing as the island’s inhabitants are, they aren’t the most famous thing about the island. The island homes over one hundred freshwater lakes and over forty perched lakes (a lake made from rainwater), all of which you can swim in. When you imagine a lake, you tend to think of a murky body of water, sometimes filled with trash. This isn’t the case with Fraser Island, especially when the famous Lake McKenzie is concerned. The lakes on Fraser Island are crystal clear, absolutely stunning, and are perfect for a swim.
Fraser Island is the perfect place to camp or relax with a picnic, but if you don’t fancy bringing your own food, then you’re in luck. The island hosts plenty of places to eat, but if you want a truly authentic Australian meal, then Seabelle is the place for you. Not only do they offer a range of vegan and vegetarian options on their menu, but they also offer a bush tucker dining experience like no other, with chefs preparing kangaroo, crocodile, and emu, as well as plenty of Australian herbs, spices, and plants.
A few of the island’s most magnificent sights have already been mentioned, but they’re so gorgeous that they deserve their own point. Every single day on the island you will be able to take in the beautiful sights of the lakes and the dingoes, with a glorious sunset and even more beautiful stars becoming visible in the evening. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to catch a peak of a humpback whale or dolphin, especially if you visit in colder months. As well as this, you can take a visit to The S.S. Maheno shipwreck, which washed up on shore in 1935, and take some amazing pictures.
Being the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island offers something for everyone, so why not make it your next holiday destination?