Crowds and Fraser Island are not often mentioned in the same sentence. The reason being it’s pretty common to explore the island all day and barely see another soul. And in strange, unsettling times such as these the idea of escaping the crowds is a comforting idea.
It’s true that visitors are slowly coming back to the island, which is awesome, but it’s still ridiculously easy to spend the day exploring and not encounter another human along the way. Plus there are an amazing amount of things to do on Fraser Island! Here are just a few.
Hike and swim at Lake Wabby
This beautiful lake is the deepest dune lake on Fraser Island and is home to a lot of fish (12 species to be exact) including the rare honey blue-eye fish which zip through the water at lightening speed. The trail head is located just north of Eurong and it’s an easy 40 minute hike to the lakeshore through shady forest and gorgeous golden sand dunes. This crystal clear lake is perfect for a refreshing dip and a day here is one of the most popular things to do on Fraser Island.
Marvel at the geological wonder of the Pinnacles
The stunning coloured sand cliffs which line the eastern coast are a prime example of the island’s unique geological history. Formed over hundreds of thousands of years when minerals drained through the sand and dunes, today there are more than 70 different colours on show as a result. Head over at sunrise and sunset when the sun’s rays brings out the red and golden tones in the cliffs.
Take a watery ride down Eli Creek
Eli Creek, on the eastern beach, is the largest creek on Fraser Island. In fact, it’s so large it dumps up to 4 million litres of fresh water into the ocean each hour! Get in on all that natural free flowing energy and head into the water at the far end of the boardwalk and float effortlessly down the creek. Is there anything better than cruising through a watery forest with no effort?
Bathe in a natural jacuzzi at Champagne Pools
When it comes to things to do on Fraser Island the Champagne Pools are probably the most unique. This collection of sandy bottomed rock pools face the ocean and fill up whenever a wave hits. This creates a lovely “bath” of bubbles in each pool which, it’s said, feels a lot like champagne. And who are we to argue. These little wonders are a unique experience not to be missed.
Marvel at the Maheno Shipwreck
Probably the most famous of all of Fraser Island’s shipwrecks, the Maheno was forced on to shore way back in 1935 during a fierce cyclone. The Maheno, up until that point, was a well known liner plying the route between Australia and New Zealand for many years. Today her wreckage is an atmospheric, eerie sight, slowly being eaten away by her harsh salty grave. The wreck of the Maheno is a top spot for photographers and a fascinating glimpse into Fraser Island’s history.
With so many things to do on Fraser Island you’re going to need a place to rest and recover, and we’ve got the best glamping in QLD right here at Beachcamp! Give us a call today and take advantage of all there is to see and experience on this beautiful island, without the crowds and without the worry.