Why visit Fraser Island
Fraser Island is paradise and its also the place to see a real wild Dingo. They are often found wandering on the beach in search for an easy meal and often find themselves being photographed by bus loads of tourists If you have the opportunity to visit this paradise you will be surprised by its beauty and all that it has to offer. Not only is it the largest sand Island in the world it is also World Heritage listed. Many thousands of tourists and backpackers visit every year and love it. We are sure you will too and here is a few reasons why
TOP 10 REASONS TO VISIT FRASER ISLAND
- It is the largest sand island in the world approx. 122km long and between 5-25 km wide.
- You can explore hundreds of sandy tracks linking beaches to the majestic rainforest and perched lakes to coloured sands.
- Swim in the crystal clear waters of the pristine Lake McKenzie and Eli creek.
- Climb the rocky headland of Indian Head for a magnificent view. Keep a lookout for stingrays, sharks,dolphins & whales in the water below.
- Take a photo of a wild Dingo.
- Drive along 75 mile beach for a bit of real 4Wheel driving..boggy sand, creek crossings and rocky headlands.
- Photograph the diverse range of flora and fauna.. everything from turtles to tawny frogmouth owls, wallabies to whales including 350+ species of birds.
- Fancy a walk ?….try a 6-8 day hike on the walking tracks and explore the island on foot.
- If your a keen fisherman you will be sure to fill your esky with some whiting or dart while you fish from the beach.
- If you love camping either in a tent, camper or caravan you will have spectacular views from your campsite to enjoy the ocean and go stargazing at night.
Start planning your trip
These 10 great reasons to visit the island are only a few to see and do. Start planning your trip and experience for yourself the paradise they call Fraser Island.
Having lived on the island for years ourselves we are still fascinated by the wonders of this island and we still have much more to explore. Thankfully we wont be leaving this island anytime soon !!
In search of a Dingo to photograph ?
Our daughter Lotus has taken all the phots of the Dingo’s that you see on the website. The one below is one of her favourites
As the Dingos are a favourite attraction on the island everyone who visits expects to see at least one. Rest assured you will probably see many.
The Dingo postcards are a popular souveneer but if you have the opportunity to get a good close up snap from the safety of your vehicle, or have a great lens on your camera you will be very pleased. They seem to love having their photo taken not even bothered by staring eyes.
They can be found wandering the vast stretches of beach but they can also be found hiding in bush on top of the sand dunes. They are wanderers and constantly in search of food and a new mate and often travel in large packs with pups in tow. Again they are wild animals so please do not try to feed or pat them.
Also watch any small children and never let them walk alone or out of sight. The Dingo’s do bite and they have been known to frequently stalk walkers and attack children.
Another secret reason
Over the last couple of years us local have found that there has been an increase in the amount of squid that we have been catching. Although we don’t want to give away our secret spots I suggest that if you want enjoy some calamari for dinner throw your squid jig around the rocky bommies that are just off the shore. Most of the spots are only accessible by a dingy or canoe and not off the beach. So if you have a boat get out there and throw a jig, you never know your luck. Nothing better that a seafood night with some fresh caught fish and calamari or a juicy steak with a topper of salt and pepper calamari….Delicious
Please take a few minutes to check out our other pages on our website as you will find some really helpful information that will answer many of your questions.
The island is an amazing and fascinating place to visit and is visited by over 5000,000 people every year. So if you love nature, the beach, birdlife, wildlife, fishing, boating , camping, 4WDing then I suggest you put Fraser on your bucket list. I promise you that your holiday will be awesome and you will certainly want to visit time and time again.
Should you have any questions about your trip or the island please feel free to Contact us.
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