Fraser Island is a part of Fraser Coast area. The island’s unusual sand formation & rainforest make it a great source of adventure for travellers to explore. Though popular among fishermen & 4WD enthusiasts, it’s the history as well as Aboriginal heritage, which gives the island its character. The unique coloured sand cliffs, diverse flora & wildlife and beautiful fresh water lakes are also the highlights of this place.
Situated just off the Queensland coast of Hervey Bay about 350 km north of Brisbane, Fraser Island is a 4wd vehicle territory with surf beach being its main north-south highway & sand tracked inland roads. The main road in the island basically runs to Eurong Beach Resort on eastern shore from Wanggoolba Creek ferry landing on west coast.
Spanning about 124 kms & covering about 163,000 hectares, the island has been developed for over a span of 800,000 thousand years and it is being perfected even now. It might not be possible to explore each and every bit of this island’s beauty but still the taste may make you feeling captivated and charmed.
You will be charmed by its wonderful environment and you will get captivated by its European history and Aboriginal heritage – you are bound to experience these during your tour to Fraser Island. It is in fact the combination of these two things that have made this island a unique one. It’s thus well worth planning your tour here. The Fraser Island packages in Hervey Bay are really cheap and you can book for one for your holiday. There isn’t any place quite as Fraser Island. You’ll wonder at its beauty and & good things, which are there.
The formation of sand is the key to the way this island came into being but its the number of fresh water lakes & the streams and creeks, which has made the place so special. Moody, beautiful and mysterious, the island is an excellent subject for photography. It is a great place to see a wide species of mammals, birds and other flora and fauna. A lot of tourists are also attracted to this island to see humpback whales, who annually migrate from Antarctica to warm waters off Queensland into Platypus Bay.
Fraser Island offers more than just scenic beauties. Since it was the home to the aboriginal tribes who stayed here for more than 5000 years, travellers visiting this island also get to see a lot of things related to these tribes during their tours through the island.