Fall in Love with Queensland’s Fraser Island
FALL IN LOVE WITH FRASER ISLAND
PERCHED IN THE MIDDLE OF PARADISE OFF THE COAST OF QUEENSLAND’S HERVEY BAY. IT’S HARD NOT TO FALL IN LOVE WITH A HERITAGE LISTED HAVEN LIKE FRASER ISLAND.
Head to the world’s largest sand island off Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and you’ll find a sun-drenched island adventure like no other is awaiting you. In fact, Fraser Island sits alongside Uluru, Kakadu and the Great Barrier Reef, in Australia’s crown of natural wonders. Boy, that sounds terrible doesn’t it?
Stretching 123 kilometres cluttered with dunes, rainforests, freshwater lakes and exotic fauna, it’s no wonder Australia’s great sandy island was made a World Heritage site back in 1992. The travel guides will tell you it’s the biggest of its kind on the planet – a collection of sand so large it’s got the Guinness World Record locked away. What they don’t manage to convey so successfully however, is just how bloody mesmerising something so sandy can be. Mother nature has definitely blown a few minds with that one. Fraser Island has so many nowhere-else-in-the-world experiences and natural oddities going on, there’s no doubt it belongs on your Australian travel bucket list.
Don’t leave it too long either, recent claims that Fraser Island could be more affected by climate change than the Great Barrier Reef have raised massive concerns for environmentalists and travellers alike. With rising sea levels eating away sand cliffs and warmer temperatures affecting the island’s forests and fauna, just how the World Heritage-listed island will cope with climate change is the focus of much research and debate.
For all the essential travel information and inspiration you need to plan the perfect holiday to Fraser Island, have a gander at the destination infographics below. You better get your bag packed too. If you wind up with dire case of wanderlust you’ll be needing it when you head to the airport. Just be careful, you might not ever want to head home.