Fraser Island stretches over 123 kilometres in length and 22 kilometres at its widest point. With an area of 184 000 hectares it is the largest sand island in the world, with its long uninterrupted white beaches flaked by strikingly coloured sand cliffs 100+ freshwater lakes.
Fraser is a World Heritage Site that’s constantly moving and evolving and is the only place in the world where tall rainforests are found growing on sand dunes at elevations of over 200 metres. And then there are the 1,000+ freshwater lakes.
The immense sand blows and cliffs of coloured sands are part of the longest and most complete age sequence of coastal dune systems in the world and they are still evolving.
The wetlands include: rare patterned ferns; mangrove colonies; sea-grass beds; and up to 40,000 migratory shorebirds. Rare, vulnerable or endangered species include dugongs, turtles, Illidge’s ant-blue butterflies and eastern curlews.
There is no shortage of connection with Fraser Island and its activities with nature from taking the tours of Lake McKenzie and Indian Head with an expert local guide, champaign pools, including the world class beach fishing, 4WD on the 75-Mile Beach while taking stops at Eli Creek with clear water filtered by the sand for over 100 years, there is no place on Fraser quite like it.
Hervey Bay is regarded as the Whale Watch Capital of the World, where more than 1500 humpback whales visit Hervey Bay on their migration south to the Antarctic in August September and October.