Fraser Island Tourism

Picturesque viewpoints, plentiful forests and exotic wildlife are what Fraser Island greets you with. Located off the Queens land coast, this world-heritage enlisted Australian Island takes pride in being the largest sand island in the world. Endowed with colourful sand cliffs, fresh water lakes and uninterrupted, long beaches, Fraser Island is mostly on the vacation planners of people visiting the Northeast of Australia.

James Cook, who discovered Australia is said to have sailed by the island during the journey. The island got its name from Eliza Fraser, a shipwreck survivor who was rescued by a convict. Evidences show that the Aboriginal tribes had settled in the region about 5000 years ago. The island was later occupied by European shipwreck survivors and explorers who migrated to Queensland eventually. Now, Fraser Island is a paradise to nature lovers, which made it one of the best eco-tourism hotspots in the world.

Fraser Island is mostly known for its mangroves, eucalyptus woodlands and lush rain forests. The Island’s itineraries also include more than a 100 fresh water lakes, serene creeks, beautiful wild-flower displays, and a number of sand dunes in multiple hues. Further, it is also a home to more than 40,000 migratory birds; and also to a number of endangered or rare animal species like dugongs, turtles and ant-blue butterflies.

Add Fraser Island to your trip planners en route to Queensland. Indulge yourself in Snorkelling, rainforest trekking, swimming and other activities to do in the Island; and explore its enchanting flora and fauna which forms a quintessential part of Australia’s natural and cultural heritage.

Essential travel information and Fraser Island tips for your visit

  • Do not feed dingoes (Australian wild dogs) as they can get aggressive at times and attack you.
  • If you are going for a swim in the ocean, take certain safety measures, especially in the Indian Head at it is a place for Shark breeding and dangerous jelly fishes.
  • Carry sunscreen if you plan your trip during summer months.
  • Follow the speed limit while driving for your own safety.
  • Be sure to get a permit for your vehicle, without which you wouldn’t be allowed into the island.
  • Do not try to dive from the sand cliffs into the lakes and the creeks as it can injure you badly.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Fraser Island

  • Know the pollution level of Fraser Island before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 41.67 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Fraser Island for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Fraser Island.

    • Burglary and Theft 61.11 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 63.89 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 50.25 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 96.82 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 37.93 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 91.67 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Fraser Island

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.19 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 60.13 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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