Fraser Island: Australia's Very Own Oasis in Paradise

Aug 3, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: Blog


 Fraser Island 0508 from Michael Dawes

Fraser Island 0508 from Michael Dawes

Located about one hundred and sixty-one miles off the southern coast of Queensland, Australia and is recognized as a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Fraser Island is surely the perfect destination spot for travelers who appreciate the beauty of nature and its colorful shades. Its natural wonders are untouched by modern urbanization and the island has been home to lush rainforests and diverse habitats with more than a thousand year old trees. These trees also is different from the rest of the world because they are the only ones that sprout out from sand dunes, tremendously unique.

Fraser covers about one hundred and eighty-four thousand hectares and is about seventy-six miles long. It prides with white sandy beaches, along with majestic cliffs and sand dunes. During the seasons of summer and spring, its landscape transforms into a more captivating view as the wildflowers would go in full bloom and give the island a burst of color that’s just too pretty to ignore. The island has not only made Australia the landmark of beauty but likewise has been recognized for its cultural and historical importance.

 day 112 Honey Eater- Taken at Fraser Isl from Nina Matthews Photography

day 112 Honey Eater- Taken at Fraser Isl from Nina Matthews Photography

Fraser’s sand dunes give the tourists an illusion that you might probably be not in Australia but in the Middle Eastern desert. However, you’d be turned into a dilemma how there could be beautiful existing lakes by the sand dunes? Truly, this island is one that’s unique and is equally beautiful as its distinctiveness. Some lakes have turquoise clear waters and white sandy shores while the others have a reddish hue due to tannin. You can’t really indulge yourself in its beauty from afar. Why not take a dip at these colorful and interesting waters and you will surely not regret it! Apart from spending time from the beach though, you can likewise engage in adventurous ecological tours within the island as well. Some of these tours would also give you the luxury of exploring the ancient rainforests and be amazed with its mysterious character.

 Fraser Island Bound from betta design

Fraser Island Bound from betta design

There are a lot of accommodation choices to choose from when in Fraser Island. There is a luxury resort that offers exceptional service and an ecology-friendly lodging and camp site that’s a perfect choice for those who just want to experience the area in the most basic way. The island is just about three and a half kilometers north of Brisbane and may easily be reached by boat or ferry, or you could travel by light aircraft during the low tide, whichever you prefer.

 Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island, Queensland from _leilund

Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island, Queensland from _leilund

 

The island, being untouched with urbanization, has rough and bumpy roads so the best way to travel around Fraser is to bring along a four-by-four-wheel drive vehicle. However, if you can’t bring one along with you, you may also hire your own personal coach or join a group on a 4WD tour bus. If it’s your pleasure to drive yourself, you however need to get approval and an official permit from the Department of Environment, same requirements apply if your itinerary includes camping outside the commercial camp sites.

If you find the island very attractive and is drawn to its exquisite beauty, it would be best enjoyed to the maximized level if you would get to spend three days of exploration within this area. One of the must-visit sites on the island is Lake MacKenzie. The lake showcases white sandy shores and pristine blue waters that, because of its attractive attributes, can become crowdy during the peak season. Another attraction would be Lake Wabby which has magnificent green colored waters and is also the best destination to go on a hiking trip. It would take about half an hour to get to Wabby from the main beach. There’s a path on the beach that would take you to a large sand dune called the Hammerstone Sandblow. Apart from the beauties mentioned earlier, there is also the Indian head which is a rocky outcrop, the Champagne Pools that are rock natural bathing areas and the refreshing Eli Creek.

 

For hotel bookings and reservations in Fraser Island, click here.

For cruises to Fraser Island, click here.

For car rentals in Fraser Island, click here.



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