Fraser (Australia): what to see on the island

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What to see in Fraser, the wild island of Australia which is an ideal place to spend alternative holidays immersed in an uncontaminated natural environment.


Tourist information

The island is located off the east coast of Queensland in Australia, is connected to the mainland by ferries from River Head, 10 km away. to the south Hervey Bay, Queensland, to Wanggoolba Creek, on the west coast of the island, the time required for the crossing is about 30 minutes or, coming from Rainbow Beach, departing from Inskip Point, Queensland, and arriving at Point Hook on Fraser Island with 15 minutes of sailing.

Fraser is also connected by planes that take off from Hervey Bay airport and land on the island's eastern beach.


To move on the sandy roads, the beach and the hinterland of the island, the only suitable means are off-road vehicles.

Fraser is a sandy island, about 120 kilometers long and about 25 kilometers wide, which the local aborigines called K’Gari, which means paradise.

What see

For thousands of years, sand has accumulated in front of this stretch of Australian coast, to form the splendid Fraser, an island with multiple landscapes, characterized not only by sand and gigantic dunes, but also by many freshwater lakes and from a beautiful vegetation, rich in ferns, Australian palms, eucalyptus woods and enchanting wild flowers.


On this island, thanks to the wonderful work of nature, the rainforest grows on the sand and there are many birds and wild animals that populate it, among them the purest dingo breed in all of Australia. The waters that surround it are inhabited by dolphins, sharks and humpback whales passing along the migratory routes.

Fraser Island is named after the spouses Fraser, James, captain of the Stirling Castle vessel, and Eliza his wife.

In 1836, the vessel with the Scottish-born captain on board, his wife and 17 people between crew and passengers, sailed from Sydney to Singapore, but during the passage of the barrier, the coral caused a leak in the boat causing it to slowly sink.

The members of the vessel were saved by climbing on the lifeboats, and after a month of troubled stay at sea, the survivors landed on the island, known until then as Great Sandy Island, a large sandy island.

At this point the stories are not very clear, but most of the castaways, including the captain, died on the spot, while Eliza survived thanks to the help of the Aboriginal population.

Fraser Island Australia Travel Guide | The Planet D | Travel Vlog (May 2021)


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