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Welcome to Fraser Island

Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and is World Heritage listed.  It was formed as sand deposited over what was once a low, hilly terrain formed millions of years ago by volcanic activity. It has more than 100 freshwater lakes of which 40 are located on top of sand dunes. There are 23 recorded shipwrecks on the island, The Maheno being the most is the most famous.

The only way to get around the island is in a 4WD. There are plenty of tour operators who offer self-drive 4WD tours. You will need a permit and this can be obtained from River Head Barge landing, at Kingfisher Bay Resort reception and at Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service offices including Brisbane, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Bundaberg and Rainbow Beach. There are plenty of animals to keep an eye out for such as Dingo’s, Bats and Birds. Tours can range from 1 to 5 days and if you want to can also organise a guide to assist you.

There are 8 picturesque camping areas on Fraser Island with basic amenities including showers, toilets, drinking water and BBQ’s, or you could choose your own spot on one of Fraser Island’s beautiful beaches. Alternatively for the not so adventurous hotel and self catering accommodation can be arranged.


Information & Facts


English is the official language of Australia.


The Australian Dollar (AUD) is divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change exchange most foreign currencies. Travellers cheques are also welcome everywhere, but banks take a small commission and it is better to take cheques in major currencies (e.g. US dollars or Euros) to avoid additional charges. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are freely available throughout the country. Banking hours are generally 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Friday, but some banks offer extended hours and some are open on Saturday mornings.

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