Fraser island is the largest sand island in the world and is just 45 minutes by ferry away from Hervey Bay.. It's 124 kilometers long and has an area of 163,000 hectares. There is a 35 kilometer-long beach that most use as a sort of highway to get to the various point of interest around the island. All vehicles on the island are 4-wheel drive so they can get through the thick vegetation at the island, There are trees over 200 years old and 40 meters high, freshwater lakes, a great diversity of birds (230 different species), and wild dingoes. The ferry from the coast to the island with the day tour costs $99 per person, which seems a little steep, but it's worth it. Go!
The tour offers you the opportunity to hop on a plane for about 20 minutes and to fly over the island for about $70. I did not fesitate for a second and it paid off. Well, it was worth it. I think that was what I liked most was the tour of the island, and that I loved the return. Seeing the island as a whole from the air was very special. Viewing the straight 10O kilometers long beach was awesome. I highly recommend this trip if you go to the island.
McKenzie Lake is the most famous lake of Fraser island. Its crystal clear waters and white sand beaches make it an absolute paradise. It's even more beautiful in person than in photos. Swimming there is priceless.
The trip on the ferry to get to the whale watching area is a little long, but it's definitely worth it when just a few meters, if not inches, away you can see how the whales jump, swim and even do exercises with their fins right in front of you. It was awesome to see them up close. There are a ton of ferries that take you to see them. I chose one that was called Tasman Venture and it went very well. They gave me a DVD and got a snack on board. Hervey Bay is the starting point for the ferries that carry Fraser Island. Whale watching is a good option, if, like me, have to do hours to take the ferry.
It's absolutely amazing that you see tot the bottom of this creek. Moreover, if you look closely, you'd even think it was a river. The vegetation, the silence, the giant trees that populate this part of the island are wonderful. More amazing is this island, the largest sand island in the world, can grow so much vegetation. To think that sand fertile.
I think it's one of the few cliffs on the island. Being a sand island, and the largest in the world the tourists realise that there are no rocks, but sand which has turned into stone over time. It may take a little effort for the less agile, but the views are worth it. They see the beaches, the vast ocean and, hopefully, some sharks or humpback whale. It was not my case.
This is incredible lake has an emerald green color. Although you might think twice to take a dip, heat prompts you to do so. The fish swim very close to you and you can see them clearly. The semi-desert sand gives it a look of oasis.
Supposedly the champagne pools on Fraser Island are the "natural spas" on the island. Actually, it is a rocky inlet at sea causing much foam (hence the name "Champagne Pools") and little else. Okay for a refreshing swim. I was in spring and the sun was very present.
This is a pile of red colored sand. The red oxide gives this mound its strange aspect, which serves as a stop for many tourists to take photos. Calling it a canyon is almost a cheek, but hey, the pictures are there. Judge for yourselves.
This is the first stop on the tour of Fraser Island. It is a clear water lake and the island itself for the large turtles that call it home. Unfortunately, I did not get to see the turtles, but the dazzling white sand and the lush greenery surrounding the lake is fascinating.