World Heritage-listed Fraser Island really is a magnet for families – a special place where families can combine their love of wilderness and the great outdoors with their sense of adventure.
Fraser Island showcases some of the best natural attractions that Queensland has to offer – from rainforest growing completely in sand, to migrating humpback whales and crystal clear lakes perched high in the sand dunes.
For those that arrive on the world’s largest sand island and want to settle in to their holiday without any more driving on the agenda, the choices are endless. You can join the guides for a full day tour of the island from Kingfisher Bay Resort, located on Fraser’s secluded western side – and let them take care of the driving while you take amazing photos.
If you’re keen to explore the resort’s natural surroundings, join the resort rangers for bush walks, Segway tours and more. Young rangers-in-the-making can explore the island’s beaches, mangroves, marine life, native bushland and even join the rangers for night walks and campfire stories with the Junior Eco Ranger program.
For those who want to chill out and enjoy a digital detox, lazy days can be spent poolside or enjoying a treatment in the brand new Island Day Spa.
Families looking to explore the island in their own four-wheel drive can base themselves at Eurong Beach Resort on the eastern side of Fraser and head out into the World Heritage backyard.
Gorgeous 75-Mile Beach is the backbone of the island and provides a sturdy track at low tide to explore the beachside northern attractions – The Pinnacles, Eli Creek, Lake Wabby, The Maheno, Indian Head and The Champagne Pools or Hook Point to the south … and as Eurong is only accessible by four-wheel-drive, half the fun is in arriving by driving along the golden beach highway!
Positioned right in the heart of 75-Mile Beach, the beach gutters out the front of Eurong are home to some of Queensland’s best fishing spots and also offer easy access to Fraser Island’s southern lakes, which include McKenzie, Basin, Wabby, Jennings, Birrabeen and Boomanjin, as well as the rainforests around Pile Valley, Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek.
The team at Eurong understands that sometimes it is hard to get away for a long break, so they have packaged up some great bed and barge and bed and brekkie deals for mini breaks and offer generous discounts for families chasing longer stays in paradise.