Fraser Island is separated from mainland Queensland on the Fraser Coast by a stretch of water named the Great Sandy Strait, and is the largest sand island in the world.
A Fraser Island tour while on holiday in the region has to be high on your list of things to do. Tours leave daily from centres up and down the Queensland Coast varying in length from 1 day tours to as long as you want. There are self drive 4WD drive tours, Fraser Island Camping tours, guided tours, eco-tours and many others to choose from. Package deals are available where your 4WD vehicle, ferry crossing and accommodation are bundled into one Fraser Island deal.
With its long uninterrupted white beaches, flanked with sand cliffs of varying colours, spending time during your family holiday on a Fraser Island beach will leave you with memories for a lifetime. A perfect place for the school holidays, not only does Fraser Island have some of the most amazing beach settings you will ever come across, it has one hundred freshwater lakes, each one ringed by a white sandy beach. Safe swimming in pristine, calm surroundings – what more could you ask for on a relaxing family holiday.
There is a good variety of Fraser Island accommodation available. If you are inclined towards spending your vacation under the stars, Fraser Island camping facilities are provided and managed by the Queensland Government, as part of a program for the ongoing protection of this unique World Heritage environment. Camping permits are required and these are available from Department of Environment and Resource Management offices which are situated at the entrances to the Great Sandy National Park. You will have to travel passed these offices one way or the other to access Fraser Island before commencing your tour. If however camping is not for you, there are a selection of resorts, holiday beach houses and apartments available.
Since Fraser Island is not densely populated, and therefore has limited holiday accommodation available, it is always wise to book prior to your vacation, particularly if you are planning your holiday at the same time as school holidays.
There are over 90 kilometers of walking tracks to be found on Fraser Island. So if your idea of a good holiday is walking get to it, there are small, walk-in camping areas along the Fraser Island Great Walk which are bookable in advance too. You could spend up to eight days exploring the whole of the Great Walk, which runs between Dilli Village and Happy Valley, and there are limitless opportunities for walks of varying distances. Access to Fraser Islands main barge landings, accommodation and supply centres are just off the track.
However you like to spend your vacation, whether it is a beach holiday, camping holiday, 4WD holiday, fishing holiday or walking holiday, you will find Fraser Island a wonderful destination.