Tips & Articles

23
November
2017

The Gorgeous beaches of Fraser Island

Fraser Island is a surreal expanse of sand and rainforest. In fact, it is the largest sand island in the world, playing host to several stunning beaches that seem to sprawl endlessly out towards the horizon. For a taste of local beach life, and for the chance to experience breath-taking views out to sea, head to one of the many stretches of sand that hug the coastline. Here are some of the best. Seventy-Five Mile Beach The most popular beach is flanked by a beach highway that takes visitors right around the coast. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled […]

   
  
9
November
2017

Discovering the Majestic Maheno Shipwreck

As the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island has been the tragic backdrop for numerous shipwrecks over the years that have beached on its sandy shores. In fact, a large stretch of the island acts as a living museum of sunken ships, bringing together twenty-three wrecks that have all fallen foul of the tides around it. The majority of wrecks washed up between 1856 and 1935, so there are plenty of stories to dig into while you’re exploring. The most popular shipwreck is the Maheno, which can be found near The Pinnacles, one of the island’s most-visited attractions. […]

   
  
1
November
2017

Things to Do at Happy Valley on Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world, and therefore boasts plenty of incredible views out across pristine beaches. Throughout the island, there are numerous bays and coves to explore, all of which sweep out into the stunning blue ocean. There are several great lookout spots as you venture around the coast, promising great views over the unique and surreal landscape below. Happy Valley is one of the most popular places on the island. This small township gives visitors an insight into local life on Fraser Island thanks to the pretty streets and the selection of amenities. Here, […]

   
  
27
October
2017

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 […]

   
  
17
October
2017

The Rainforests of Fraser Island

Fraser Island is best-known for its ancient sand dunes that cast a surreal backdrop against the vibrant collection of flora and fauna that inhabits it. When visitors learn that there is more to the island than sand, they are shocked. In fact, Fraser Island is home to a number of lush rainforests – it’s the only place on the planet where tall, verdant rainforests can be found growing on sand dunes, rising more than 200 metres skywards. At the heart of the island, the slopes and valleys that characterise provide the perfect shelter from the harsh winds that rip across […]

   
  
4
October
2017

The Ancient Forests of Satinay and Brush Box Trees on Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world, sprawling out for 120 kilometres. The scenery is diverse, boasting centuries-old sand dunes that have been carved by the elements and lush rainforests that date back thousands of years. There are plenty of things to see and do on the island, including panoramic views from the impressive Indian Head to the east of the island, and the Cathedrals, a cliff which is well-known for its vibrant streaks of coloured sand. Fraser Island is predominantly an ecotourism destination, with a whole host of incredible natural wonders to feast your eyes on, […]

   
  
25
September
2017

The Landscape of Fraser Island

Fraser Island is one of Australia’s most unique landscapes of natural beauty. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1972, it boasts a landscape of undulating sand dunes and standing lakes. The island itself has formed over thousands and thousands of years, thanks to the winds, waves, and ocean currents that have pushed sand from Antarctica and beyond in a zigzag pattern, which has left a string of sand islands that sit just off the coast of Queensland. This collection of islands stretches from South Stradbroke Island, which lies off the Gold Coast, to Fraser Island, which can be found […]

   
  
14
September
2017

The Wildlife of Fraser Island

Fraser Island boasts an incredibly diverse selection of native wildlife thanks to its eclectic collection of landscapes and unique scenery.

   
  
30
August
2017

Things to Do Around Happy Valley on Fraser Island

Set off the coast of Queensland, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world, sprawling out for around 120 kilometres. All around its pretty coastline, there are stunning sea views and plenty of activities to get stuck into. Top viewpoints can be found at Indian Head, while natural wonders include the Cathedrals, and the sights at Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby are well worth a visit. Happy Valley sits pretty much in the centre of Fraser Island on the east side of the coast. It is surrounded by lush sands and incredible sea views, and its nearby township […]

   
  
22
August
2017

Things to do at Cooloola National Park

Set to the north of Brisbane and sitting pretty in between Noosa Heads and Rainbow Beach, Cooloola National Park offers visitors the chance to explore in a number of unique ways. Offering up some of the best scenery on Fraser Island, it’s the perfect place to be introduced to the mesmerising landscape that characterises this part of Australia. On this stretch of national park, you can get your adrenalin pumping with a four-wheel drive adventure, and experience towering sand dunes and wild coastal cliffs. Keep your eyes peeled for vibrant blooming wildflowers as you hike through ancient rainforests, stopping off […]