How long is 75 Mile Beach on Fraser Island?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 10/29/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

Fraser Island is one of Australia’s sparkling natural wonderlands, a giant outpost of pristine beaches, aqua-watered lakes, lush forests and unique Aussie wildlife for days!

4WD Driving on Fraser Island

Whether you’re kicking about at Lake McKenzie, going for a bit of dingo-spotting or hiking one of the island’s gorgeous wilderness tracks, Fraser Island has something for anyone looking to experience an ideal tropical paradise.

One of such adventures is the massive 75 Mile Beach, named that because it’s, ehh, 75 miles long (that’s 120km in metric – so maybe it should be called “120k Beach” – just a thought?).

Regardless of why it’s named in imperial it is a truly spectacular beach, epic in scale and full of wondrous adventures that have helped put Fraser Island on the world tourism map!

Let’s take a look at some of these and other adventures that await you on the dazzling Fraser Island…

4WDing 75 Mile Beach

A 4WD tour along 75 Mile Beach is a joyous experience, full of adrenaline-pumping, fast-paced fun. Not only will you burn along this rugged, windswept coastline, you will also have ample opportunity to jump out of the car and explore the beachfront on your own two feet!

Be sure to hop out at the Maheno shipwreck – its long-rusted hull is an eerie yet strangely beautiful site to see.

Lake McKenzie

Swimming in the sea off Fraser Island is not widely advised, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of amazing and highly refreshing spots to take a dip on the island itself!

One of such places is Lake McKenzie: a gorgeous, crystal-watered lake that is probably the island’s favourite spot to refresh your senses after a day’s exploring.

The Champagne Pools

Okay, the Champagne Pools are up there, too. These uber fun, super bubble pools are located just off the sea and provide a really vibrant place for a swim. The water pools up in the corners and produces a foamy effect similar to that of, you guessed it, champagne, and it always makes for a good time when you’re looking to cool off on a toasty tropical day…

Animal spotting

Fraser Island is home to countless species of Aussie animals and birds, including echidnas, lace monitors and goannas. But there is no resident more tied to the island than the dingo, a one-time pariah of Australian animals, but a truly majestic creature that is great to spot in the bush of the wonderful Fraser Island.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.