Besides being naturally stunning, this island has many unique things in the world. 120 km long, it is the largest sand island in the world. Even two nights on Fraser Island is not enough. You get to know the most recommended places, which we will recommend in this Fraser Island Travel Guide. If given the opportunity, try to stay at least three nights.
The McKenzie Lake is the most famous lake of Fraser Island, and one of the characteristics that make it so famous are its crystal clear waters that give us the feeling of being afloat. The lakes on the island of Fraser share a special feature. The water in these lakes is rainwater.
Sand mask at Lake McKenzie
Another feature of this lake is on its shores, the beach sand is pure silica, hence the white beaches. In such pure silica sands the heat is not absorbed, which is great for those who like to walk barefoot in the sand without skin inflammation. Unfortunately, such beauty also has its drawbacks, tourism has increased immensely, and more and more people visit this lake.
Eli Creek and Eli Creek Hike
Eli Creek is the largest freshwater stream on the east coast of Fraser Island and a very popular place to visit. It is located right next to another well-visited site, the wreckage of the ship SS Maheno. With an average flow of 80 million liters of fresh water per day, it is an excellent source of drinking water for those who decide to camp in the area.
Wreckage of the SS Maheno ship
The wreckage of the SS Maheno ship is one of the most visited places on the island, mainly because of the excellent photographs you can take. The place itself is considered dangerous, after all, it is the wreckage of a ship, and accidents can happen. The SS Maheno ship has a very interesting history. During World War I, it was used as a hospital ship, with constant voyages to Australia and New Zealand, and later deployed to Europe for transport of wounded.
The Pinnacles are a cliff of sand of various colors and hues, browns, oranges and yellows, which make this unique spot on the island. There are several theories about the formation of these cliffs, the most acclaimed being the mixture of sand and clay, and that the varied colors are due to the mineral richness of iron in the area.
Indian Head Cape
Indian Head is the easternmost point of Fraser Island. To get to the very tip you have to walk a little while the jeeps are on the beach. The best time to visit Indian Head is during the winter, if the objective is really to observe dolphins, turtles and sharks.
It is considered the safest place to swim in salt water on Fraser Island, as in the open sea the risks is too great. It even gives the feeling that you are in a pool full of sparkling wine, hence the name of the place. Not only is it one of the safest places to swim, but also a place of incredible beauty.