If you are passionate about seeing the great natural Highlights Australia has to offer,
World Heritage Fraser Island will be on your list.
Fraser Island, Located alongside the southern coast of Queensland is the world’s largest sand Island and is a natural wonder of breath taking landscapes, scenery, land and aquatic wildlife and is simply a destination not to be missed.
Plenty of sights to see and activities to keep you entranced from scenic flights over the island to self-drive 4 wheel driving and camping trips. Accommodation, restaurants and dinning also available hosted by the resorts and B&B’s.
From getting up close and personal while Bushing walking to 4WD tours and scenic flights you will not be disappointed no matter how you choose to see the Island.
Some of the most popular sites include,
Maheno Ship Wreck – A 1905 built luxury passenger ship now rests on the east coast of Fraser Island.
Fresh Water Lakes – Lake Mckenzie is the largest of the 100 or more Fresh water Lakes, The beach sand of Lake Mckenzie is near pure silica.
Bush Walking – With an abundance of walking trails to suit all fitness levels, some may say bush walking is possibly the best way to explore the island.
4 Wheel Driving – although some parts of Fraser Island is accessed only by the walking trails. 4 Wheel Drive scenic and self-drive tours are a great way to get around on Fraser Island allowing you to explore the island and access the more secluded areas.
Water sports and Fishing – Motor equipment is not allowed on the island however with the available water sports on offer you will appreciate to non-motor sporting activities which include canoeing and Catamarans, Fishing and Snorkeling. Equipment hire is available for all sports.
Wildlife – Fraser Island is the home of many Bird Species including migratory species. The Famous Fraser Island dingo and many other land animals have also made the Island their home and the Aquatic Life is something else again within the fresh water Lakes and the surrounding and open ocean waters. Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Dugongs as well as seasonal migrating Whales can be seen.
Whale Watching – Whale watching is seasonal from around late July to November. Hump back whales are regular visitors to the waters around Fraser Island on their annual migration. Whale watching from these waters are “an experience of a life time”
Fraser Island Flora – believed to be the only place on earth where tall rain forest grows in sand. Over 850 species of plants, 1000 year old trees, salt tolerant and fresh water plant all life share the habitat.
Getting to Fraser Island from Airlie Beach
Fraser Island is located alongside the southern coast of Queensland about 200 kilometers (120 miles) north Brisbane.
The township of Hervey Bay is the gateway to Fraser Island and provides access via Air and barge (including vehicle transport) to the island.
From Airlie Beach, Fraser island lies about 670 kilometers south east (direct line) or 875 Kilometers (543 miles) by Road.
Fraser Island is also directly accessible from Rainbow Beach & Brisbane as most Tours offer transfers to and from these locations.
You can travel to Hervey Bay the gateway to Fraser Island from Airlie Beach by:
Fraser Island from Airlie Beach by Car
Getting to Fraser Island by car can be a great road trip, we only wish you a safe journey There are plenty of places on the way to stop, relax and get some rest as required.
We recommend checking out the RACQ website for all your Road travel information.
RACQ Website: www.racq.com.au
RACQ – Directions & road conditions – Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay Visit Website
Fraser Island from Airlie Beach by Bus
Bus services operate daily heading south from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay.
Fraser Island from Airlie Beach by Train
Regular Tran services from Proserpine to Hervey Bay are also available
Visit the Queensland Rail Travel website | www.queenslandrailtravel.com.au
For all your Travel by Rail details and bookings
Fraser Island from Airlie Beach by Plane
Flights – Currently there are no direct flight from the Whitsundays to Harvey Bay.
Qantas provides a flight from Brisbane to Harvey Bay, visit http://www.qantas.com.au for more details.
Tours & Bookings
AirlieBeachOnline.com.au can help you with any Fraser Island information and Tour bookings.
Our service is always about ‘YOU’ the customer and to ensure that the tour you want to enjoy is suited to your requirements. Browse our tours and feel free to contact us for the latest prices and availability and any other questions you may have.