4WD lined up on the beach at Waddy Point on Fraser Island
If you’re looking for a secluded beach to relax on, Fraser Island is the place for you.
With 100’s kilometres of coastline and beaches to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you.
Some are great for swimming, others are perfect for fishing, and still, others are great for simply taking in the natural beauty of the island.
Here are some of the best beaches on Fraser Island to check out. They are among our favourite places on the island and definitely worth a visit.
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Driving 75 Mile Beach Fraser Island
Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and home to one of the longest beach highways.
75 Mile Beach is a glorious scenic drive that must be navigated at low tide in a 4WD vehicle.
It has the most spectacular ocean views and is an impressive beach highway in itself.
Waddy Point Beach
On the eastern side of Fraser Island is a rocky headland called Waddy Point.
It sits just north of the popular and iconic Indian Head and Champagne Pools where you will find bus loads of tourists and rows of 4WDs.
Once you pass these two hotspots and head inland you will enter the township of Orchid Beach.
From this point, you will get back onto the beach and this is where you will see Waddy Point to the east.
Middle Beach on Fraser Island
Want to try catching some beach worms as well as enjoy the serenity of a secluded little beach?
Middle Beach might be the spot for you if you are planning to visit the Orchid Beach or Waddy Point area of Fraser Island.
Watch our video on how to get to the middle beach and the track you need to navigate.
South Waddy Beach
Fishing and frolicking at South Waddy – North of Indian Head
South Waddy is the protected Bay between Champagne Pools and Indian head, located South of Waddy point on the northeastern side of Fraser Island.
Fraser Island is notorious for its strong winds, so this little Bay is the perfect escape from the windy weather.
It’s also a great spot to take the kids to swim and even do some fishing.
Poyungan Rocks Beach Fraser Island
Poyungan Rocks on Fraser Island is a small headland that has a bypass track that diverts around the Eastern beach of 75 Mile Beach.
This diversion is due to the mass of scattered coffee rock along this section of the beach.
It has accommodation nearby with camping sites and private holiday rental homes.
Poyungan Rocks is located on the Eastern side of the island between Happy Valley and Eurong on Fraser island.
Hook Point Beach on Fraser Island
Hook Point is a large stretch of beach located at the southernmost tip of Fraser Island.
There is not much to look at, but it’s best known as the landing point for ferry services from Inskip Point Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island.
The actual barge landing area is a bit over one kilometre further south from the actual tip at Hook Point.
South Ngkala Rocks (K’gari) Fraser Island
The beautiful, natural environment of K’gari Fraser Island has a lot to offer.
Both beautiful and dangerous.
The South (Ngkala) Rocks is a notorious location for 4 Wheel drivers travelling north on (K’grai) Fraser Island.
A long queue of vehicles can back up at Ngkala Rocks.
Sandy Cape Fraser Island (K’gari)
Is the Sandy Cape worth the drive North?
The Sandy Cape is definitely the place to visit if you want to escape the crowds and enjoy some space and freedom on the beach.
It has beautiful pure white sand, and turquoise calm waters and is a peaceful little spot in paradise.
Platypus Bay is Fraser Islands Best Kept Secret Beach
Platypus Bay is Fraser Island’s secret natural wonderland.
The beach has brilliant turquoise waters that lap the snow-white sand and it has very few people that know about it or where it is.
Champagne Pools on Fraser Island
A popular spot for sun baking, snorkelling & swimming
View from the board-walk above champagne Pools
Champagne Pools is a must-see for anyone visiting Fraser Island. It is popular with backpackers who love to sunbake and swim.
While full of fun for families who like to snorkel in shallow waters with the kids.
It is like a little aquarium filled with tiny fish everywhere that are trapped in the pools at low tide.
Indian Head Fraser Island
Indian Head is a popular spot with a spectacular view
Visitors to Fraser Island are always amazed at the magnificent view at the top of the cliffs at Indian Head.
Many are surprised at just how much marine life you can see from the 50meter cliffs below.
Turtles, stingrays and sharks are seen daily and from August to November Humpback whales frolic around the headland.
Although we don’t recommend you swim at any of the beaches on Fraser Island, there are a large number of other pristine lakes and creeks that you can swim in.
Here are the best swimming places on Fraser Island.
Best Freshwater Lakes and Creeks on Fraser Island
Fraser Island is full of lakes and secret swimming spots. As we are full-time local residents on Fraser. We can show you all the best places to swim.
Here are a few of our favourites :
See all the best swimming spots on Fraser Island Here
What To Do On Fraser Island
If you’re looking for an Australian adventure, Fraser Island is the perfect place to go. With its stunning beaches and lush rainforest, this World Heritage Site offers something for everyone.
Here are some of the best things to do on Fraser Island of Fraser Island.
Fraser Island Fishing
There are plenty of different types of fish to be caught on Fraser Island, including bream, whiting, dart and tailor.
More about Fraser Fishing here
Sand Boarding on Fraser Island
Fraser is known for its world-class sandboarding. With its wide open slopes and sandy dunes, it’s the perfect place to experience the thrill of sandboarding.
For more about Fraser Island Sand Dunes
Bird Watching on Fraser Island
Bird watching is a great way to spend some time outdoors, and Fraser Island is a great place to do it.
Learn more about Birdlife and bird watching on Fraser Island.
Whale Watching on Fraser Island
Whale watching is a popular tourist activity on Fraser Island. The island is home to a large population of humpback whales from May to November each year.
Find out about Fraser Island Whale Watching
Snorkelling in the shallows
Snorkelling on Fraser Island is a fantastic way to appreciate the beautiful underwater environment.
All about Fraser Island Snorkelling