Camping on Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, sprawling out for 120 kilometres just off the coast of Queensland. From the island, there are plenty of lookout points that let you soak up the stunning scenery, as well as plenty of things to do, including hiking trails, spectacular beaches, freshwater swimming sites, and mesmerising perched lakes.

There is a lot to explore on the island, so more often than not, visitors choose to spend more than one day there.

Camping on Fraser Island is one of the most popular activities, as you can sleep beneath the stars and wake up amongst the incredible scenery that characterises the island.

In total, there are 45 camping sites on the island, all of which offer unique settings around the island to rest your head for the night. Bear in mind that the campsites can get busy, particularly during peak season so, to avoid disappointment, book well in advance.

The Camping Sites on Fraser Island

There are several different kinds of campsite on Fraser Island, each of which promise different things for different visitors.

The camping areas with dingo deterrent fences are recommended for families with young children. These can be found at Central Station, Dundubara, Lake Boomanjin, and Waddy Point.

The Eastern Beach, Western Beach, and South Western Beach campsites all over remote camping zones with views of the sea, and there is a Fraser Island Great Walk walkers’ campsite especially for keen hikers who are exploring the island.

What the Campsites Offer

All the camping sites on the island have taps for water and rest toilets. As a general rule, no noise is allowed after 9pm and no generators are allowed to be run at any point.

The more formal campsites have fenced areas in order to keep the island dingoes out, gas BBQ areas, and the use of kitchen sinks for washing up. Most of them have showers, but many are coin operated.

The Fraser Island Beach campsites let you camp behind sand dunes and access for 4×4 vehicles. There is also some boat and water access, but there are no toilets or taps.

Camping is a fantastic way to experience Fraser Island and, with a campsite for every kind of traveller, it’s easy to make the right choice to enhance your travels around the island. Whether you’re travelling with family, friends, or alone, there is a camp site on the island for you.

Check out the Fraser Island Tours.

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