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Top Fraser Island Sights You Need To See For Yourself

 

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Whether you are chasing thrills and excitement or kicking back in a hammock with a cold drink, Fraser Island is a traveller’s dream. The World Heritage Listed island is home to some of the most unique wildlife in Australia and is packed full of sights you need to see. Here are our top Fraser Island adventures awaiting you on the world’s largest sand island!

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Fraser’s Freshwater Lakes

Freshwater Lakes

On an island with hundreds of kilometres of pristine beaches and deserted surf breaks, come daybreak everyone packs up their cars and they head inland…weird right? Well we agree it sounds weird until you see the marvel that is Fraser’s inland lakes. Lake McKenzie in particular is an island oasis. Picture more than 350 acres of crystal clear water, encased in the whitest sand usually reserved for places like Bora Bora or Fiji. Lake McKenzie is 1 of more than 100 freshwater lakes on the island and while it is a busy tourist attraction, there is more than enough space for everyone.

75 Mile Beach

75 Mile Beach

You get no points for guessing how 75 Mile Beach earned its’ name. Bordering the eastern side of the island, 75 Mile Beach is rugged, dangerous and beautiful much like Fraser Island itself. The beach’s surf is far too dangerous for swimming with it’s rough, unpatrolled surf and shark population. But don’t let that scare you off, the beach is also home to some of Fraser’s most beautiful sites including the Maheno Shipwreck, the Pinnacles and Champagne Pools.

Indian Head

Indian Head

At the northern end of 75 Mile Beach is the rocky point of Indian Head and incidentally is also the most easterly point on Fraser. Fancy yourself a bit of a photographer? Then a trip to Indian Head is a must with its panoramic views of the island plus the water is teeming with sea life so keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready for everything from fish and turtles to dolphins, whales and Tiger Sharks! Surfing is popular on the northern side of the headland, particularly if the wind is blowing from the south but again the water is unpatrolled and home to some locals you may not want to get too up close and personal with.

Eli Creek

Eli Creek

More than four million litres of fresh water flows from Eli Creek into the Pacific Ocean every hour and guess what, if you jump in it will carry you downstream with it. The shallow stream is a popular attraction on the island and is a major drawcard for families. The creek is bordered by boardwalk that makes exploring the area a breeze even if you don’t feel like getting wet.

Hammerstone Sandblow

Hammerstone Sandblow

For anyone who grew up around beaches climbing the sand dunes and sliding down 1 – 2 metres on a boogie board was a given. Well think of Hammerstone Sandblow as an excuse to still do that as an adult. The Hammerstone Sandblow is a huge, ever-growing, sand dune that falls away steeply into Lake Wabby. The fact that that Sandblow is actually ever-growing means it will eventually consume Lake Wabby all together, so get in quick if you’ve never seen it.

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Each year, from August to October, Humpback Whales use the waters around Fraser Island as a nursery to protect their young, socialise and of course put on a show on for the tourists. If you have never seen Humpback Whales up close, watching them have fun and enjoying the warmer, calmer waters of Fraser Island is an absolute must for people of all ages. If you don’t fancy jumping on a tour you may get lucky and see them from the beach or even from Indian Head.

Fraser Island is like nature’s very own theme park with mind-blowing attractions for people of all ages and interests! If you would like to visit this must-see destination, start planning your tour with Greyhound today!

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