FRASER ISLAND INTERACTIVE MAP
Behold the crystal clear waters of Eli Creek as you slowly stroll up the boardwalk winding among the Pandanus Palms, Banksia and Casuarina trees, taking in the soul cleansing serenity of the area.
On a hot day, walk up the boardwalk and then slip into the water and gently float back toward the ocean on the cool fresh flow of the creek, in water that has taken up to 100 years to be filtered through the sand upstream to finally make its way to the coastline.
The largest of the freshwater creeks on the Eastern side of Fraser Island, it is a favourite with tourists and a definite must see for anyone planning a Fraser Island adventure.
Located at the centre of the Eastern Coast of Fraser Island, Happy Valley is a fantastic place to base yourself on your Fraser Island 4x4 adventure.
With various accommodation options run by several different agencies, catering for couples, families and everything in between, right up to large groups, Happy Valley is sure to offer what you need.
Also boasting a store/service station, Ambulance station, licensed bar and bistro it is like a home away from home.
Whether you are looking for a 4x4 adventure or just want to do a spot of fishing, take a walk and relax, Happy Valley has everything you need to make it happen.
Lake Birrabeen may not be as well known as some of the other Fraser Island lakes, but what it lacks in stature, it more than makes up for in natural beauty. With crystal blue waters surrounded by clean white sand and native Eucalypt bushland, Lake Birrabeen is a place of picture postcard perfection.
Another of Fraser Island's 'perched' lakes, Birrabeen offers the perfect place for an intimate adventurers picnic and a quiet dip in it's cool blue waters and unlike some of the more popular destinations on Fraser, in quieter periods, it is not unusual to have the entire place to yourself.
Such serenity and natural beauty are the perfect ingredients for a soul cleansing experience only a place like Lake Birrabeen can offer. A true must see, make sure you visit on your adventure.
Eurong Beach Resort
Photo courtesy of Eurong Beach Resort, Fraser Island
Situated on the Eastern side of Fraser Island, right by the beach, the Eurong Beach Resort offers a perfect place to base yourself on your Fraser Island adventure. Giving you easy access to the inland tracks to places like Lake MacKenzie, Central Station and Lake Birrabeen to name a few, the beach access North to spots like the Maheno Wreck, Eli Creek and Indian Head are right on your doorstep also, Eurong Resort is like 'Ground Zero' for Fraser Island adventurers.
Boasting accommodation to suit the budget conscious to billionaires alike, Eurong has everything you need for the perfect getaway. There are resort pools, tennis courts, world class fishing spots on the beach right outside your door. You can dine at the restaurant or cook yourself a BBQ and picnic on our spacious grounds.
If you want to see things from a completely different perspective, Eurong staff can even arrange for a trip of a lifetime with Air Fraser Island (tides and availability permitting), with flights taking off and landing on the beach right out the front, you will see Fraser from up on high, which will allow you to experience the magnificence of the Island and its surroundsfrom a birds eye perspective, truly an experience to behold.
But if it's great memories you want, it's great memories you'll get when you stay at the Eurong Beach resort and experience Fraser Island and all of it's natural beauty from one of the most central accommodation spots available.
CATHEDRALS ON FRASER
Cathedrals on Fraser is the Islands only privately owned camp ground and is an ideal spot for those who would like a few extra conveniences on their Fraser adventure.
Boasting a very well stocked convenience store, carrying essential items such as fresh food, first aid supplies, bait and tackle, camping gear and even chef prepared take away food, Cathy and Pete the friendly owners can help you with whatever supplies you might need. On top of this there is a fully stocked Bottle Shop, a service station for all of your vehicle needs, all delivered with top class friendly service.
When it comes to accommodation, Cathedrals has you covered there too. With everything from unpowered tent sites for the DIY campers, to permanent tents for those who prefer a 'done for you' service, right up to 3 Bedroom cabins to house the whole family in style, they have you covered on all fronts.
Be warned though, this is a very popular spot (and rightly so!) and bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.
Champagne Pools gets it's name from the crystal clear waters of the Coral Sea being aerated by bubbles as waves break over the natural rock barrier, causing it to resemble a very large pool of nature's finest Dom Perignon!
This natural pool is visually stunning and attracts many visitors each year as it is a fantastic place to cool off on a hot Summer's day.
*Please note: Strict conditions apply for travel to this area and must be discussed with Fraser Island 4x4 Hire staff prior to the journey.
First constructed in 1975 as a mining camp, Dilli Village later became a base for the Queensland Forestry on Fraser until 1991, when it was taken over by the QPWS until the early 2000's, it was then taken over by the University of the Sunshine Coast and remains a base for field study groups to the present day.
Beside being a traditional hub of activity on Fraser Island, Dilli Village also finds itself a favourite relaxation spot with many a Fraser Adventurer, offering a variety of accommodation options ranging from unpowered tent sites, up to powered, self contained cabins.
The first major stop on the East Coast from the Manta Ray barge, Dilli Village offers a great base for travelling to all of the attractions Fraser Island has to offer and has everything you need to give you the complete Fraser experience.
DUNDUBARA CAMP GROUND
Dundubara Camp grounds are very popular with adventurers of all kinds but an absolute favourite with families. They offer a fenced camping area for those wishing for a little extra piece of mind, toilets and (coin operated) showers, gas BBQ's, fire pits and even a post box, they cater to those wanting a few little luxuries on their adventure, while still allowing a full Island experience.
Situated North of the Maheno Wreck and South of Indian Head, Dundubara offers a great base for a 4x4 adventure, but also being surrounded by walking tracks and natural features, you can quite easily park up your trusty steed and proceed on foot for as long as your heart desires, without ever running out of things to see.
Managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife service, Dundubara is very well maintained and is guaranteed to satisfy your camping requirements.
Indian Head is the most Easterly Point of Fraser Island and was named by Captain Cook after he spotted a group of Aboriginal People standing on the point observing him pass and mistakenly referred to them as 'Indians'.
Located at the Northern end of 75 Mile Beach, the headland provides 360 degree views and is a great vantage point and a must for photographers and nature lovers alike.
It is one of the few rocky areas on Fraser Island, resulting from volcanic activity approximately 50-80 million years ago, the headland has withstood the test of time and awaits your visit.
* Please Note: Indian Head is the most Northern Point allowed for travel in a Fraser Island 4x4 Hire vehicle. Strict conditions apply for travel beyond this area and must be discussed with Fraser Island 4x4 Hire staff prior to the journey.
Kingfisher Bay Resort
Photo courtesy of Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island.
Possibly Fraser Islands best known accommodation destination, Kingfisher Bay Resort has all you need and more to provide you with a first class place to base yourself on your Fraser Island adventure. From motel style rooms, to self contained houses, right up to luxurious Executive Villas, you will find exactly what you need if comfortable living is your thing.
Nestled among the stunning native bushland, Kingfisher Bay Resort doesn't fail to deliver when it comes to it's facilities either. Boasting a fine selection of restaurants and bars, or even some traditional bush tucker if you like, your palette will be satisfied, no matter what it desires.
Add to this the Day Spa to pamper yourself, lagoon pools to laze by, access to guided walks or canoe tours for the adventurous, tennis courts, beach volleyball or walking tracks galore, for the active, the list goes on and on.
Add to this, all of the conveniences you require, such as Post office, coin laundry, General store, child minding services and much, much more... You could be excused for thinking there's nothing more you need for a grand Fraser Island adventure.
Definitely one of Fraser Island's finest accommodation options, Kingfisher Bay Resort will not fail to satisfy.
With a surface area of approximately 200 hectares, Lake Boomanjin holds the record for the world's largest 'Perched' lake and also holds a special place in the hearts of many a Fraser Island adventurer.
With it's tannin stained red-brown water flowing in from it's two feeder creeks, clean white silica sands and surrounding natural bushland complete with local wildlife, Boomanjin is a natural jewel and a sight to behold.
For those wishing to enjoy an extended stay at Boomanjin, there is a fenced 'walk-in' camp ground, meaning you may drive there, but all equipment must be walked in while the vehicle waits outside.
LAKE McKENZIE (BOORANGOORA)
Undoubtedly one of the best known destinations on Fraser Island, Lake McKenzie is popular for a reason. It's perfect white sand and stunning, pure blue water seem to glisten in the sun like a scene from a dream. It truly is a place where nature puts on one of it's finest shows.
Lake McKenzie is most certainly one of the essential destinations to see on any Fraser Island adventure, whether it be for a picnic and a quick dip, or a slightly longer camping stay, don't miss the beauty Lake McKenzie has waiting for you to witness.
Offering a fenced 'walk-in' campsite with basic facilities such as toilets, picnic tables and fresh drinking water, Lake McKenzie is a perfect place for a back to basics camping experience and you would go a long way to find a better place to get back to nature and enjoy the beauty it has to offer.
Lake Wabby is without a doubt among the most stunning features of Fraser Island. Like a desert Oasis, it sits perched among the dunes, waiting for keen adventurers to come and witness it for themselves.
With the Hammerstone Sandblow directly adjacent forming one bank and slowly inching its way into the lake, and the remaining shoreline bordered by pristine native bush, the scene set here by nature is nothing short of spectacular.
At 12m deep, it is Fraser Islands deepest lake and a swim here always guarantees a cool reprieve from the heat of a Queensland summers day.
Definitely a 'must see' for anyone looking for the complete Fraser Island 4x4 adventure.
THE S.S. MAHENO WRECK
Beached in June 1935, the Maheno has sat on the Coast of Fraser Island ever since.
Beginning it's life in 1905 as a luxury passenger ship, it saw service commercially until WWI, when it was commissioned as a hospital ship in the English Channel.
After the war the Maheno returned to commercial service until being decommissioned prior to 1935.
While being towed from Australia to Osaka on it's way for demolition, the Maheno was struck by a cyclone off the coast of Queensland, the towline was broken and the ship ended up beached where it still sits today.
Apart from being the Fraser Island tourist icon it is currently renowned for, it has been used as target practice for the RAAF and also as a target for demolition explosives training by the Fraser Commando School in WWII.
One of Fraser Island's favourite destinations, the Maheno is most certainly a must see on any trip to Fraser.
Manta Ray Barge
For adventurers making their Fraser Island journey from Rainbow Beach, the Manta Ray Barge is the beginning and the end of the line.
Running 365 days a year, 7 days a week, from 6am until 5:30pm daily, anytime is a good time to take advantage of the 10 minute ride across the Tin Can Bay Inlet.
Depending on which end of your journey you are at, look on with anticipation of your grand Fraser Island adventure as you travel to the island, or look back fondly and reminisce the unforgettable time that was, as you gently make your way back to the mainland.
Whichever journey you are making, rest assured you will make it in the midst of friendly, helpful service every time with the Manta Ray Barge crew.
Fraser Island: A True Wonder of Nature and Place of Tranquil Beauty.
Known by the Indigenous Butchulla people as K’gari, meaning Paradise, Fraser Island lives up to it’s original name in every single aspect. From endless white beaches, impossibly blue lakes, dense, lush rainforest to a seemingly endless list of stunning features to marvel at, you will be left wondering how nature could get it so right.
A place for the adventurous soul to relish, Fraser Island is sure to satisfy the most seasoned traveler. Not a place you ever want to be rushed though, Fraser Island must be enjoyed slowly, giving your soul time to soak in the ancient beauty greeting you warmly at every turn.
Take a Fraser Island 4x4 Hire vehicle for a self guided tour you will never forget. Available for tours all year round, take your pick of seasons, days of the week to travel and length of stay.
For information on bookings or just for general information please feel free to contact us on any of the details listed at the bottom of the page today.