The world's largest sand island, Fraser Island offers a holiday destination of breathtaking scenery, unique natural landscapes and a wide variety of tourist attractions and adventure experiences. As one of Queensland's and the Fraser Coast's most popular holiday destinations, Fraser Island is a haven for local, national and international visitors alike. Renowned for its spectacular 4WD activities and attracting camping enthusiasts year after year, Fraser Island stretches for 120 km with an area of 165,280 hectares.
There are a wide range of accommodation options designed to blend seamlessly with the ancient rainforests that grow in the sand and give visitors easy access to the fantastic natural attractions of the island.
The standout accommodation on Fraser Island is Kingfisher Bay Resort, a world famous eco-tourism resort with a range of facilities. There is also several cheaper accommodation options located on Fraser.
The best thing about a Fraser Island 4WD holiday is that it allows you discover the island at your own pace, with the freedom and flexibility to do what you want, when you want to do it. An affordable holiday option offering fun for the whole family, four wheel drive holidays on Fraser Island can be booked to include your accommodation as well as entry permits to the National Parks and even 4WD hire, if you don't have one of your own. When done safely, 4 wheel driving can be a lot of fun so it's not surprising that even people who don't own 4WDs want to give it a go.
Thanks to the great range of rental operators who offer 4WD hire, even the occasional weekend warrior can experience the excitement of 4WDing. The vehicles are well-maintained and personal training can be provided by the hire company upon collection of your vehicle.
Made up of long stretches of pristine beach, impressive coloured-sand cliffs, rugged headlands, natural sand blows and more than 100 freshwater streams and lakes, Fraser Island is a nature lover's delight. It is also home to a diverse range of wildlife, most famously its dingo population as well as a variety of small mammals, turtles, wallabies, snakes and approximately 230 species of birds. During the annual migration of the humpback whales, these majestic creatures can also be seen off the coast.
There are also a number of walking tracks which run through the rainforests of the island and Seventy Five Mile Beach provides some of the world's best fishing. However despite its attraction as a holiday destination and four wheel driving hot spot, Fraser Island is World Heritage listed due to its environmental significance.
As the world's largest coastal sand dune system, Fraser Island is a precious part of Queensland's cultural and natural heritage. The continuing biological and geological processes of the ageing sand dunes of this dynamic natural wonder must be respected and protected for all to continue to enjoy.