How many days do you need for Fraser Island?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 12/31/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

Fraser Island is Australia’s true tropical paradise: a gorgeous outpost replete with stunning beaches, sublime lakes, bush hiking tracks and abundant Aussie wildlife!

Whether you’re adventuring 75 Mile Beach by 4WD, lazing about the effervescent Champagne Pools, traversing the stunning island on foot or going for a cheeky bit of dingo spotting, Fraser Island is a paradise with something for everyone.

It is recommended that you spend at least three days on Fraser Island, and this will allow you to take in most – if not all – of the island’s top sites. However, if you want to explore Fraser Island’s more hidden gems, or would like to take on a truly epic island hike, then a week is a pretty ideal time to spend on this vibrant island.

These adventures await you once you get there:

75 Mile Beach

75 Mile Beach is big, 75 miles big, and it’s a pretty astounding stretch of shoreline that has to be enjoyed via 4WD adventure! Hop in one of these vehicles and allow your guide to take you across the stunning beachfront, stopping along the way to check out the likes of the amazing Maheno Shipwreck, beached on Fraser Island going on 90 years!

Champagne Pools

Swimming off the beach at Fraser Island isn’t really recommended, with rough waters creating a pretty dangerous place for an ocean swim. Instead, travellers will revel in soaking themselves in the Champagne Pools, a frothy natural spa where the water crashes into the rocks and foams up like, uh huh, champagne!

Lake McKenzie

The Champagne Pools rule, but they are more like a jacuzzi, and may limit your ability to get a proper swim in if that’s what you’re after. But the stunningly blue waters of Lake McKenzie – one of Australia’s favourite swimming spots – totally makes up for it.

Lake McKenzie is not only great for a dip, but it is also perfect for setting yourself up for a spot of sunbathing, with nice little sandy spots that are ideal for kicking back and watching the day go by.

Go dingo spotting

Fraser Island is home to one of Australia’s most famous dingo populations, and one of the best ways to experience the island’s natural diversity is to go for a bit of dingo spotting.

They are a unique creature and great to spot when on 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.