Popular spot for sun baking, snorkelling & swimming
Champagne Pools is a must see for anyone visiting Fraser Island. It is popular with backpackers who love to sun bake and swim and full of fun for families and who like to snorkel in shallow waters with the kids.
The water is usually clear and has 2 distinct rock pools ( or spas as we like to call them ) that bubble with the incoming waves that splash over the edge of the rock at high tide.
Many European tourists visit and love this little spot and some like to sun bake topless to add to their golden tans.
Access to the Champagne pools is via the Eastern Beach travelling north to Indian head. A sand track leads west towards the Orchid Beach township.
Champagne Pools is located between Indian Head and Orchid Beach. Once you arrive you will find a large vehicle parking area and Toilet facilities.
You cant miss the spot as it has signage and is usually filled with people most hours of the day, especially at low tide.
What to expect
Access to the Champagne Pools is via a boardwalk. It is a short walk, about 5 minutes, with lots of steps down into the rock pools and beach area.
During summer time it is advisable to wear flip flops or other footwear as the dark timber boards heat up very quickly in the sun and can burn your feet. ( I have experienced blisters myself ).
The view from the platforn at the top is spectacular as you look down into the bubbling champagne rockpools below. Climbing down the stairs brings you to the base that has a lovely little beach area .
Many bikini clad visitors sunbake in the cove while others splash around in the pools.It is a great place to take awesome photos and certainly lives up to its name.
Many marriage proposals have been made here and many bottles of champagne consumed.
The pools are waist deep in most areas and are perfect for a bit of snorkelling for the kids. Underwater is usually full of small colourful fish that remain trapped in the rock pools on high tide.
It is a lovely spot to cool off and have a swim on a hot day. So pack your mask and snorkel gear and a picnic lunch.
- Car Parking- at the entry and northern parking area ( follow the signs )
- Allocated tour Bus parking bay
- Onsite male and female toilets