Fraser Island is an incredibly popular tourist destination and isn’t to be missed if you’re visiting Australia. Located just an hour and a half flight from Sydney, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. So, it’s no surprise that there’s absolutely loads to do while you’re there. Fraser Island attractions are so good that my parents actually had their honeymoon there!
From food to floating, here are six must-see Fraser Island attractions that you won’t want to miss.
6 Fraser Island Attractions You’d be a Fool to Miss Out On
If you’re visiting Fraser Island between August and October, then whale watching should be at the top of your to-do list. Every year thousands of humpback whales pass through the waters surrounding Fraser Island, so be on the lookout for these gentle giants.
Swim In Lake McKenzie
Depending on where you’re from, lakes tend to be murky and sometimes filled with trash. This couldn’t be further from the truth on Fraser Island. The island is actually home to over 100 lakes, but the most beautiful has to be Lake McKenzie. The water is crystal clear and sky blue, so don’t miss the chance to swim in this beauty.
Spot A Dingo
Fraser Island is home to hundreds of species of bird, and lot’s of different types of mammal and reptile, including geckos, snakes, and turtles, but it’s most famous inhabitant has to be the dingoes. There are around thirty packs of dingoes roaming the island, so you’re sure to spot one on your travels, just be careful not to get too close (they are wild animals, after all, despite how adorable they look).
Eat Bush Tucker
In between spotting amazing creatures and relaxing in the water, you’re going to have to eat. Luckily, Fraser Island has several amazing places that provide an authentic Australian experience. Pop to Kingfisher Bay Resort and go to Seabelle Restaurant to get a delicious bush tucker dining experience. You can try weird and wonderful foods like emu, crocodile, and kangaroo.
Float Down Eli Creek
Like Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek is a very popular swimming area but is also fairly unique. The creek spills several million litres of freshwater into the ocean every hour, so if you jump in at one end, you can float all the way down the creek towards to ocean. Bring a rubber ring along, to make your floating experience a little smoother.
Visit The Shipwreck
Fraser Island has encountered many shipwrecks in its time, but the most famous is definitely the SS Maheno, which beached in 1935. The shipwreck has remained on the beach and is still there today, making it an incredibly popular attraction on Fraser Island. Be sure to take your camera, as the wreck, while rusty, is still amazing and incredibly majestic, so you won’t want to miss the photo opportunity.
Fraser Island is famous for its food, wildlife, lakes, and so much more. If it’s not already on your holiday wish list, it certainly should be! So, if you ever get the opportunity to visit this magnificent island, don’t let it pass.