Getting Local

A Travel Insider’s Guide To Fraser Island

By James Baker
on  September 27, 2018

It’s time to say hello to the world’s largest sand island on your Wild Kiwi Australia tour. Let’s go!

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Fraser Island 101

Fraser Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Formed on a layer of volcanic bedrock over a period of 750,000 years and situated on Queensland’s south-eastern coast, around 160 miles or 250 kilometres north of Brisbane. Fraser Island is now home to mangrove forests, sand dunes, peat swamps, coastal heaths, eucalyptus woodland and rainforests.

A spectacular array of amphibians, reptiles and birds, alongside a small number of mammals, call the diverse terrain of this 1,840-square kilometre island home. This island paradise is a must-visit for every nature lover.

Admire Incredible Flora And Fauna

From wallabies, possums, bandicoots and sugar gliders, to geckos, dolphins, peregrine falcons, sea eagles, and perhaps even a saltwater crocodile or two. It’s safe to say there’s a lot of wildlife to look out for.

With more than 100 freshwater lakes, you can also look out for a variety of trees with delightful names including scribbly gums and piccabean palms, while admiring the glorious colours of this amazing landscape.

Explore Fraser Island’s Hidden Treasures

Get up close and personal to some of the island’s hidden treasures with a sunrise walk along the shoreline. From ancient shipwrecks to the unforgettably vivid blue hue of Lake McKenzie. Everywhere you look will take your breath away. In fact, you’ll have more than a few ‘Pinch me, is this real?’ moments.

Follow The Eco-Code On Your Wild Kiwi Australia Tour

We’re eager to all do our bit to ensure the island and its inhabitants are protected and respected. Don’t Worry, we’ll give you the lowdown on dingo safety and the island’s eco code before and during our time here.

Words alone simply cannot do this glorious island justice. So, instead of us waffling about how in love with Fraser Island we are, come and join us! Because, well, why not?

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