"World's Largest Sand Island, World Heritage Listed" Top 5 Page for this destination Fraser Island by Mikebb

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One Day Guided Tour

Whilst holidaying at Noosa Heads on Queensland's Sunshine Coast we decided to take a one day four wheel drive guided tour from Noosa. This was the best decision of our 5 week holiday and what a fabulous day trip it turned out to be. A sparkling new top of range vehicle, 4 tourists and a pleasant guide with all the knowledge to satisfy our questions.

Fraser Island is a World Heritage Listed sand island situated several hours drive north of Brisbane. Stretching more than 123 km and covering 184,000ha, it has extensive subtropical rainforests, pristine freshwater creeks and lakes with exotic ferns and palms and numerous species of birds. It is also the home of the purest breed of dingo, the Australian native dog.

The day started with a 6:30am pick up and then quickly down to the Noosa River for transfer by ferry to the other side of river, then along the beach past Sunshine Beach and the Coloured Sands at speeds exceeding 60 km per hour. An hour later we were on the barge transporting us to Fraser Island and a further trip along the 75 Mile Beach until we entered a bush track that took us to the pristine Wanggoolba Creek.

Lake McKenzie, White Sand and Pristine Blue Water

Further in from the coast we came to Lake McKenzie , a large freshwater lake with beautiful coloured blue water, the colour changing as the waters deepen. Ideal for swimming or just paddling and walking in the fine sand. Many chose just to sit on the sand , soak up the sun and enjoy the view.

Coloured Sand Along Rainbow Beach

The trip to Fraser Island along Rainbow Beach was surrounded by beauty, the sparkling blue Coral Sea on one side and the "Coloured Sands" on the other. We were not isolated on this drive as the beach is a gazetted road and has considerable traffic, in fact local police have been seen on duty with their speed cameras. Some areas have beach shacks and there were fishermen scattered along the coast.

  • Last visit to Fraser Island: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Lovely page Mike! I always enjoy your wonderful adventures!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Hi Mike, I love the name Wagnggoolba Creek and the place itself looks fascinating. Also that big freshwater lake looks fantastic.

  • The_Downunder_Mob's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    This is a really nice page...great to link it to THE MOB

  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2011 at 6:16 AM

    Looking at your Fraser Island write up...see my email...could I use it in THE MOB and link to you.pls


  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    This was described on our US tele-vision that is and you have presented a great commentary and pictures of the island

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2009 at 4:13 AM

    A top page on a top place, Mike. We visited some years ago, but went on a tour from Hervey Bay. You've reminded me we need to revisit!

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 2:28 AM

    Agree … one of Earth’s rare and beautiful treasures.

  • RafaelTheSecond's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2007 at 10:23 PM

    Impressive tides in Fraser Island!!! We have a place like this in maranhão State where the tides are inmenses!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2007 at 11:08 PM

    What a lovely page, that jellyfish is really big! ;-)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2007 at 1:49 AM

    Fantatic page and great day tour with Suncoast Safaris! Outstanding pictures! I have to go there someday :-)


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