K’gari ( Fraser Island) means Paradise. And paradise Fraser Island most certainly is. If you want a trip of a lifetime Fraser Island certainly needs to be added to your bucket list. There is so much to see and do.
Not only is it the largest sand island in the world but it is an amazing place that can have your adrenalin pumping, reinvigorate your spirit, nourish your soul and tantalize your taste buds.
The activities and adventures can be as exciting or as relaxing as you desire.
Below is a list of some sensational experiences that will be forever imprinted in your memory. If you are looking for an authentic adventure loaded with natural wonders and experiences Take a look at this list:
- Take a swim in the azure waters of the famous Lake McKenzie
- Blow up the pool toys and float down the refreshing waters of Eli Creek
- Have a natural spa bath experience at the bubbling Champagne Pools
- See the wonders of the towering coloured sands known as The Pinnacles
- Have a Jurassic Park experience wandering through the Rainforest of Central Station and the Valley of the Giants.
- Photograph the native Orchid at Orchid Beach
- Love Birdwatching ? Head over to Lake Birrabeen plenty to see there
- Take a trip over to Wathumba Creek and chase the thousands of marching Soilder Crabs on low tide
- Stand atop of Indian Head and watch the humpback whales frolic on their migration to warmer tropical water from April to November, also see sharks and stingrays below
- Take a photo of the wild Dingo roaming the dunes and along the shoreline
- Get the tourch out at night and find a roaming Funnel Web Spider…they are everywhere….Beware
Thrill Seeking Adventures
- Try sandboarding down the massive sand dune known to the locals as ” Big Mumma” at Waddy Point.
- Drive through the notorious Nkgala Rocks, this is not for the faint hearted or beginner 4WDer
- Try and catch a 75cm Tailor on a surf rod. Its a hell of fight between man and fish.
- Take a trek up the steep hill to the Lighthouse on the Sandy Cape. It will take your breath away..literally.
- Go boogie boarding in the waves at South Waddy ( just north of Indian Head)
- Fancy a bushwalk? Try the 90km trek of the Great Walk
- Try to catch an elusive Beachworm at Middle Beach
- Take the kids snorkeling at the Champagne Pools. Its a natural aquarium
- Try some backflips on the tree swing at Ocean Lake
- Try some beach fishing..catch your self some dinner…Dart or Whiting
Views To Die For
- Take a scenic flight and get a birds eye view of this incredible island. See the Butterfly Lake only accessible by flight.
- Drive across to Platypus Bay on the western side of the island to savour the sunset. Pack a platter and some wine to celebrate the magic and the romance of this tranquil setting. Its a local secret spot.
- Check out the steep cliffs on top of Indian Head and look down below…not for the fait hearted.
- See the magic sunrise from the Maheno Shipwreck in the foreground…an amazing insta pic.
Rest and Relaxation
- Check into the Kingfisher Bay Resort for a few nights for some luxury pampering. Lay around the pool with your favourite book and cocktail.
- Spend a few hours driving along 75 Mile beach at low tide. Stop for some photos at the Maheno Shipwrek and collect some pippis along the way.
- Soak up some sunshine on the beach at the Sandy Cape. Amazing sand and sheltered from the wind
- Take the kids to Waddy Point to watch the pelicans feed and wade in the water.
- Go canoeing at Ocean Lake…absolutely beautiful
All Things Fishing And Boating
- Catch some fish off the rocks at Waddy Point
- Go pump for some Yabbies at Wathumba creek… fresh bait is best
- If you have access to a tinny try catch some Squid out beyond the mouth of Watchumba creek
- Put out some crab pots at Wathumba creek and enjoy crab for dinner
- Try your hand catching beachworms and pippis along Middle Beach at Waddy point
Tantalize the Tastebuds
- Enjoy a Cheese and wine platter on the Jetty at Kingfisher Bay Resort and watch the sunset.
- Need a coffee fix ? Call into Cathedrals for a hot or Iced Coffee.
- Looking for an icy cold Beer. Head to Orchid Beach Driftwood Bar.
- Dying for a bucket of hot chips and a Burger…Orchid Beach Trading Post
- Kids need an ice cream – Eurong Beach
- Tasty sit down lunch lunch – Happy Valley
- Try a Pie at Eurong Beach Bakery