Champagne Pools, Fraser Island, QLD © Tourism Australia

4 days exploring Fraser Island

When to go

Plan to visit between August and late October when migrating humpback whales and calves pass the island en route to warmer waters. 

4 days exploring Fraser Island

The Cathedrals, Fraser Island, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

The Cathedrals, Fraser Island, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Essentials

There are no sealed roads on Fraser Island and most of the off-road driving is on sand, so driving anything other than a 4WD with high clearance is strongly discouraged. 

Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Fun fact

Pristine Lake McKenzie is a ‘perched lake’, which means – sitting well above the water table – it’s comprised of only pure rainwater.

Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Island, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Island, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Essentials

Whales aren’t Fraser Island’s only resident wildlife. Wongari (dingoes) live wild on the island and are incredibly significant to the land’s traditional owners. If you see one, leave it be and don’t feed it.

75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

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