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Fraser Island

When the kids are on holidays and you’re in need of a getaway, Heritage listed, Fraser Island is always here for you. Located three and a half hours north of Brisbane (and a short barge ride), you will find yourself in your own little slice of paradise. But in case you need a little more tantalizing? Read on here;

It’s an Island Escape

When budgets are tight, time is poor and you’re in need of a “family friendly” destination, the idea of an island escape can seem a little farfetched, but not for Fraser Island! While Fraser is only a (reasonably) short ride from Brisbane, you feel like you’re in a completely different location once you hit the island. Crystal clear waters, endless beach and four-wheel driving routes, it’s like you’re on an international holiday… without the jetlag.

Did you also know that Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world! Talk about massive bucket - list item tick off!

It’s Perfect for Family Bonding Time

You can say goodbye to the PlayStation and the T.V remote control, because when you are on this island, you will forget all about them!

With over 100 freshwater lakes, yes 100, plenty of walking tracks, and historical sites to visit, the kids will definitely not get bored.

It’s Cheap If You Want It to Be

Another great thing about Fraser Island is that you don’t have to blow the budget for the family vacay. Despite already saving on the flights (as you can get there with Greyhound), the expense on accommodation can be as large as you like.

Keen for a bit of adventure? Why not camp?! While setting up a tent may not be your idea of fun, it brings everyone together, and the sense of achievement once it’s up is glorious! But, if camping isn’t your thing, there are a number of hotels on the island you can check in to.

There Are Plenty of Activities to Do

Whether you love the water and spend your trip exploring all of the freshwater lakes, Champagne Pools and ocean views. Want to explore the land via four-wheel drive and check out the Maheno Shipwreck, or, want to get out on the boat to go for a fish, Fraser has you covered.

Also, if you travel from July - November you are bound to see whales as they make their way to the whale watching capital of Australia, Hervey Bay

So, what are you waiting for? Book your trip to Hervey Bay, the gateway to Fraser Island, TODAY, for a family holiday you’ll never forget!