With its lush rainforest, sand dunes for days and over 100 freshwater lakes, world-heritage listed Fraser Island or as the Butchulla people call it, ‘K’gari’ (meaning paradise) is the island to be on for your next holiday!
Here’s why you need to visit:
1. YOU CAN COOL OFF IN THE CRYSTAL-CLEAR WATERS OF LAKE MCKENZIE
The silica sand is so pure that it acts as a filter, giving the Lake McKenzie water incredible clarity.
2. SAND DUNES FOR DAYS
In fact, Fraser Island is the biggest sand island with World Heritage status so of course it’s riddled with sweet dunes.
3. MEET THE LOCAL ‘GOOD BOY’
Well, he’s not the only one. There are a few dingos on the island.
4. FLOAT DOWN ELI CREEK
Yet another crystal-clear waterway (there are heaps). However, this one meets the ocean and pours about four million liters of fresh water into the sea every hour!
5. MARVEL AT THIS OL’ GAL
The S.S. Maheno beached on Fraser Island in 1935 and its rusting wreck makes for one sweet pic (even if you can’t hold a handstand long enough to grab this shot).
6. CHILL IN THIS NATURAL JACUZZI
The waves crash into the pools and once they settle, you’re left with fizzing foam. Hence their name: Champagne Pools.
7. HAVE YOURSELF A WHALEY COOL EXPERIENCE
From August to October, you can watch humpback whales nurture their playful calves in Fraser Island’s protective waters.
8. ENJOY A SUMMER SUNSET WITH #BAE
Fraser Island is 123km of natural sand beauty, so it’d be wrong not to sit on the beach and watch the sun disappear into the ocean.
9. THE REAL STARRY NIGHT
(Excuse the van Gogh pun) But seriously though, the beauty continues even after dusk.
7D6N Southern Queensland Road Trip
(with Fraser Island)
Stopover: Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Hinterland & Brisbane
Price: from $1,395/pax
Includes: Accommodation, Car Rental, Day to Day Drive Itinerary, 2D1N Fraser Island Explorer Tour with 2 Lunches, 1 Breakfast and 1 Dinner
Click HERE for full tour package details.
So, put Australia on your bucket list right now! Whether it’s a short trip to a family getaway or a relaxing road trip and farmstay, Jetabout Holidays has got you all covered!
Article adapted from blog.queensland.com