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Fraser Island, Australia

Have some fun exploring a World Heritage Site and the worlds largest sand island on this day tour of Fraser Island
Rating: 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 44.8 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  This is guide is specifically meant for a short day tour of Fraser Island. The island could easily be explored for several days but... more »

Tips:  Take Highway A1 north from Sidney or South From Cairns towards Hervey Bay, When you get to Hervey Bay head towards the Urangan Boat... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Ferry Landing

Here is where the ferry from Hervey Bay will drop you off in your 4x4 vehicle. If you don't have access to a 4x4 vehicle check the links in this guide to find out how you can rent one or take a 4x4 guided tour of the island. From here you will be taking very sandy roads across the island. If you are in a tour bus I would suggest not taking the ... More

2. Happy Valley

This is one of the small towns on the island. Here you can grab some food, stay overnight or even rent an apartment for a while if you'd like. If you'd like to stay in this area check out the link to the Backpackers Hostel from TripAdvisor in the guide links section. After getting some lunch enjoy the beach . You are now about to start your... More

3. Eli Creek

This is a spectacular place to bring the family if you are vacationing on the east side of Frasier Island. Eli Creek has wooden boardwalks that follow the twisting stream and with the sandy bottom you can easily swim or walk up the shallow stream following it as it twists around corners through the woods. It is the largest freshwater stream on... More

4. Maheno Shipwreck

A very cool shipwreck from 1935. Feel free to explore the rusted out wreckage.

This is a very cool natural spring-fed lake that is slowly being swallowed by a massive sand dune. From the 75 Mile Beach you'll see a sign for a trail that leads to the lake. Under the trees over the lake you may find catfish and turtles if you do a little hunting. There are trails that go through the woods to the lake and you also have the ... More