Tips & Articles

14
March
2018

Dolphin Feeding at Tin Can Bay

Renowned for its eclectic selection of wildlife encounters, Fraser Island boasts a backdrop of white sand beaches, incredibly blue waters, and ancient rainforests filled to the brim with native plants and animals. Visitors venture to this haven to enjoy a range of outdoor activities, but there’s one particular encounter that keeps visitors coming back for more: dolphin feeding at Tin Can Bay. At this coastal hotspot, you can get up close and personal with the area’s resident dolphin pod and learn all about these majestic creatures at feeding time. The onsite pod is formed of nine dolphins and is led […]

   
  
23
February
2018

The Tea Tree Oils of Lake McKenzie

Picture endless sand unfolding out to the horizon and back. This is Fraser Island, an island made entirely of sand that needs a four-wheel-drive to get across. There are no roads here, just beaches and dirt tracks, as well as plenty of native animal and plant species. In the waters surrounding the island, sharks, rays, whales, and dolphins frolic in the waves, while other animals hang out on the undulating sand dunes. Elsewhere, turtles make their homes in crystal clear lakes, while an ancient rainforest sits at the heart of it all, promising a lush abundance of green canopies and […]

   
  
18
January
2018

Things to Do at Tin Can Bay

Set on the picturesque expanse of the Cooloola Coast, just outside of Brisbane and close to the World Heritage listed Fraser Island, Tin Can Bay promises a paradise backdrop filled with a range of waterside activities. Today, the bay is renowned for its rich fishing opportunities, and it has a fleet of prawn and scallop trawlers that work off the coast on a seasonal basis. Perhaps the most popular thing Tin Can Bay is famous for, though, is its visiting wild dolphins. Tourists flock to the shores to see the resident pod of dolphins rock up to Norman Point in […]

   
  
7
December
2017

The Rainforest of Central Station and Pile Valley

Fraser Island boasts a paradise landscape filled with lush rainforests, sprawling white sand beaches, and stunning sea views. At the heart of it all sits Central Station, which is often dubbed the gateway to the island’s incredible natural beauty. Here, rare plant life and mesmerising rainforest scenery carve a backdrop to many adventurous and relaxing pursuits. It’s amazing that such an ecosystem has been able to thrive for thousands of years, as Fraser Island is renowned for its sand dunes which lack mineral fertility. Central Station and the surrounding Pile Valley were originally logging camps. Today, logging is prohibited in […]

   
  
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 75 mile beach is flanked by a beach highway that takes visitors right around the coast. Along the way, keep your […]

   
  
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, […]

   
  
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