White sand dunes, Atlantic forest, paradise beaches, natural freshwater lakes, and nature – welcome to the spectacular Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. Fraser Island is an Australian island located about 300 km from the Sunshine Coast or the east coast of Queensland. The Costa Fraser Regional Council is responsible for the administration of the island. In this travel article, we will share with you some unknown Fraser Island facts that you should know.
Weather information and best season
- Climate – Tropical climate with constantly warm sea and temperatures that reach 30 ° C in the winter months, while in summer they are a little lower during the day and cooler at night. Rains are frequent in winter and scarce.
- Best weather – You can visit from April to December, when temperatures are more bearable and rainy days are scarce or almost absent.
- Worst weather – Avoid the months from January to March, as you will face very high temperatures and more frequent and abundant rains. Pack everything you need to protect yourself from the sun and insects in your suitcase.
Beaches and places of interest
Lake McKenzie is the largest lake on the island with very clear waters surrounded by typical fine white sand. Webby Lake is a lake near the city of Eurong. It is located in the middle of a eucalyptus forest, shelters turtles and catfish. Heads of Indians is a 200-meter high sandy formation. It is located near one of the main beaches. From its top, you can see rays, turtles, dolphins and sharks.
Eli Creek is the longest and largest river on the island. Its waters are conducive to bathing. Champagne Pools is a natural saltwater pool located on the beach but separated from the sea by some rocks that form it. Maheno Wreck is the wreck of a ship that sank in 1935 while being towed to Japan. It consists of five floors, but three are in the sand and only two are visible. Sandy Cape Conservation Park is the northernmost point of the island. The park includes the tropical forest with its mangroves and various species of animals.
How much does a vacation to Fraser Island cost?
First, we need to warn you that there are not many accommodations on Fraser Island and the few are luxury resorts at basic prices that are not cheap. Furthermore, the island can be easily visited in just a few days, so our advice is to base your trip on the Sunshine Coast and then book the transfer on the island and spend a few days there. The best option would be to purchase a guided tour of the island, which usually lasts a day or two, which includes transport, meals, sports equipment and a 4×4 vehicle.
The nightlife of Fraser Island
Nature makes Fraser Island one of Australia’s best destinations. However, the night on the island is very busy, with several bars, restaurants and clubs that bring together the local people and tourists from all over the world. The island is full of historical traces and the trajectory of European colonization in Oceania. Do not miss the opportunity to discover this unique paradise, of natural beauty and rare diversity.