Fraser Island - Fast Facts

Fraser Island
Spectacularly beautiful sand island full of hidden delights and wonders.
There is no doubt that Fraser Island ranks as one of the true wonders of Australia. It is the largest sand island in the world and has such a range of attractions and activities that it is a must for anyone travelling along the Queensland coast. It is on Fraser Island that the visitor can see extraordinary freshwater sand dune lakes, beautiful quiet streams, white beaches, rainforest, eucalypt forest, cliffs with remarkable coloured sand horizons and rugged headlands.

Located just off the coast from Hervey Bay (which is 300 km north of Brisbane and 37 km east of Maryborough) Fraser Island is 123 km long and varies from 7 km to 22 km wide. It covers an area of 184 000 sq. km and has sand dunes which rise to a height of 240 m. It is estimated that the sands which make up Fraser Island reach over 600 metres below the sea.

Fraser Island is World Heritage listed and almost the entire island is protected National Park, ideal for camping, 4WD and bushwalking. The island is visited by around 200,000 travellers each year, yet it does preserve a sense of remoteness. It preseves ancient Aboriginal sites and a a range of wildlife including over 200 bird species, brumbies, dingoes, wallabies and echidnas. Accommodation ranges from flats, motels and holiday houses to campsites. Happy Valley and Eurong Resorts cater for fishing guests and can arrange 4WD hire.

Apart from Hervey Bay there are two other mainland centres which offer access to Fraser Island: Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay.

Fraser - South Burnett Regional Tourism Board
1st Floor Hervey Bay
Fraser Island QLD 4655
Telephone: (07) 4122 3444
Facsimile: (07) 4122 3426

Hervey Bay-Fraser Island Visitors Centre
Maryborough Rd Hervey Bay
Fraser Island QLD 4655
Telephone: (07) 4124 8741
Facsimile: (07) 4124 8743