Visit Fraser Island - Best of Fraser Island

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.

Fraser Island Travel Tips

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.

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Facts and Stats for Fraser Island*

  • Pollution Statistics in Fraser Island

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

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Fraser Island: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Fraser Island for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Fraser Island.

    • Burglary and Theft 66.67 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 66.67 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 66.67 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 66.67 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.67 (High)
    • Attacks 66.67 (High)
    • Drug offense 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 33.33 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 66.67 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 66.67 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.67 (High)
  • Living in Fraser Island - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 35.29 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 58.05 (Moderate)
    • 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Fraser Island

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 55.25 USD

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

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