Category : Fraser Island Queensland

Sub-tropical Fraser

Sub-tropical Fraser Island has a truly amazing array of natural wonders to explore. Beautiful rainforests, pristine lakes, endless surf beaches, immense sand blows, cliffs of coloured sands, crystal clear streams and vast stretches of mangroves.

In 1992 the world’s largest sand island (120 kilometres long) was listed as a World Heritage site joining the ranks of Uluru, Kakadu and the Great Barrier Reef. Not surprising when you can stroll through the rainforests towering overhead or climb sand tracks to enjoy a swim in the crystal blue waters of Lake McKenzie, one of the largest perched lakes in the world. Read More…

About Fraser Island

Fraser Island Australia provides visitors to world Heritage Fraser Island with four wheel drive hire, tours, and accommodation packaged holidays, visit Fraser Island from various locations including Rainbow Beach, Noosa, Sunshine Coast .

Or maybe you already have your own 4wd and just need accommodation, this is also available, there are a verity of ways to visit Fraser Island, from guided day tours, overnight camping tours and self drive getaways. So why not experience the largest sand island in the world for yourself !

Fraser Island’s (K’Gari) appropriately means paradise. Rich Aboriginal heritage and a colourful European history are integral to the Island. Fraser Island is located just off the coast from Hervey Bay and spans over 120 kilometres long and over 30 kilometres across at its widest point, World Heritage Fraser Island, the perfect eco holiday destination.

Walking is perhaps one of the best ways to experience the awesome sights and sounds that Fraser Island has to offer. A walking guide is available from the tourism office where you purchase your four wheel drive permit.

Famous ship wrecks are also scattered over Fraser Island. The most well known wreck is that of the Maheno, which was beached in 1935 in a cyclone. The Maheno was on her way to the scrap yard when she was beached Fraser. The Marloo wreck was formerly an Italian luxury vessel beached in 1914 at Waddy Point, and now currently resides off Orchid Beach.

The Champagne pools are a natural rock formation that causes the tides to form rock pools. Their beautiful crystal clear look has earned them their name.

Central Station was formerly a logging camp back in the early 1920’s. Logging was outlawed, and the site is now one of Fraser Island’s popular tourist information centre and camping ground. Complete with showers, picnic areas and toilets, you can pitch your tent among the beautiful tall hoop pines and amazing wildlife in the national park.

Pile Valley is a site at which some of the tallest and largest trees on Fraser Island and grow up to 70 metres high, the huge satinay trees are home to many birds and other wildlife on the island.

The beautiful coloured sands are also a great destination to visit. Running for 35 kilometres north from Happy Valley, the sands range in colour from pristine white though a deep red to night black. Another site of coloured sands is that at Rainbow Gorge.

Indian Head is one of the few outcrops of rock in the Fraser Island National park, and also one of its most recognized landmarks. Being on the best fishing spots on the Island, looking down from the top one may see the multitudes fish feeding beneath.

The spectacular views of the stunning lakes on Fraser Island are must see destinations. The crystal clear freshwater lakes are sometimes stained with vegetation floating down and gathering at the bottom of the lake; Tea Tree lake as its name suggests is stained brown of the Tea Tree leaves in its water. Many lakes are situated at different locations around the island, some being McKenzie, Boomanjin, Wabby, Birrabeen, Allom and Bowarrady.

All are wonderful sights to see, however, some are only accessible by foot i.e. Lake Bowarrady. All lakes on the island are completely natural, and most are perched lakes (formed by water catchments in the sand dunes).

Tours of Fraser Island leave from various locations up and down the Queensland coast. Rainbow Beach, Noosa, Maryborough, Tin Can Bay and Hervey Bay all offer various types of tours that allow you to explore different amounts of the island depending on how long your tour takes.

Day tours offer only the highlights of what’s available on the island, while a 3 or 5 day tour would provide the opportunity for you to get to know different parts of the island quite well.

Fraser Island Queensland

Inspect the rusting hull of the Maheno which was washed ashore during a cyclone in 1935 or take an optional scenic flight with Air Fraser Island and get a birdseye view of the world’s largest sand island. See Fraser Island now with The Award Winning Top Tours Team.

Take the opportunity to experience this World Heritage wonder and swim in crystal clear freshwater lakes, walk along rainforest tracks, visit the Maheno Shipwreck and the spectacular Indian Head and Champagne Pools.

Observe first hand the native wildlife and pristine beaches Fraser Island has to offer and you’ll understand why our island is World Hertiage Listed.

Discover the magnificent views the Great Sandy Straits have to offer and sit back, relax and enjoy the informative commentary from our fully-trained guides as they share their expert local knowledge of the region.
Browse through memorabilia of the Maheno and Marloo shipwrecks or purchase that special souvenir for those not lucky enough to explore this picturesque island.

Marvel at the Coloured Sands as they’re sculptured by time and swim in the pristine waters of Lake Garawongera and take a walk along the boardwalk at beautiful Eli Creek or swim down the fast flowing currents.

Explore the world’s largest sand island with the award winning Top Tours team.
This safari will include twin-quad accommodation at Happy Valley (sleeping bag required), with all your meals catered for. leaving the relaxing completely up to you. Accommodation upgrades are available.

Every Sunday, Wednessday and Friday, departing from the Urangan Boat Harbour, join the overnight experience of a lifetime. Your adventure will begin with courtesy pick-up from Hervey Bay accommodation, The next two days will be spent onboard our purpose built 4WD tour buses with numbers restricted to ensure your safari is kept at a personal level.

Join the Top Tours Team every Sunday – Wednesday – Friday for the action-packed 2 Day Northern Adventure. Your trip starts with courtesy pick-up from your Hervey Bay accommodation and takes you to the Urangan Boat Harbour where the Fraser Dawn Ferry awaits. Sit back, relax and enjoy the 50 minute crossing of the Great Sandy straits while keeping a look-out for turtles, dolphins and dugongs. Custom made 4WD buses meet you upon your arrival to Moon Point on Fraser Island. Travel across the middle of the Island stopping to enjoy a stroll through Yidney Rainforest before a sumptuous all-you-can eat buffet lunch at Fraser Island Retreat.

Journey south to Lake Wabby for a refreshing swim and walk over pristine white sand dunes and through ancient forests. On your return to Fraser Island Retreat stop at Rainbow Gorge and discover huge coastal dune systems. A BBQ dinner with steak, Chicken, salads, pasta and breads awaits. Overnight in comfortable share accommodation in Happy Valley.

Start the day with a continental buffet breakfast and a refreshing swim in Eli Creek . Travel along the Eastern Beach and stop to marvel at the majestic Maheno Shipwreck and Coloured Sands.

Climb Indian Head and wonder at the breathtaking views whilst spotting dolphins, stingrays and sharks. Feast on a picnic lunch before travelling to beautiful Lake Allom, home to freshwater tortoises, admiring pristine rainforests along the way.
Your action-packed fun filled two-day adventure concludes with a relaxing cruise back to Hervey Bay aboard the Fraser Dawn, leaving you with life-long memories of World Heritage Listed Fraser Island.