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Fraser island

Ultimate guide (December 2023)
Fraser is the largest sand island in the world with some dunes higher than 200 meters. The island has no many beaches suitable for swimming, as there are sharks and strong waves in the open ocean. The most popular way to travel around Fraser island is a 4WD rally on the east coast. Shore and seabed: sand. [edit]
This island ranks #2 of the "Best islands in Australia"
Rating: 8.7 - 480 votes [vote]
Coordinates: -25.250389, 153.156950
See also: Best beaches in Fraser island

Hotels [edit]

Fraser Island has all types of accommodation options - from camping to good beach resorts. We may note Eurong Beach Resort on the east coast and Kingfisher Bay Resort on the west coast.

If you rent a car, in most cases rental company will also offer a tent, food and related gears.

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How to get there [edit]

Fly to Brisbane airport (BNE) or fly to Gold Coast airport (OOL). There is also small local Hervey Bay airport (HVB), but it servers just a few routes.

Next get to the Hervey Bay (River Heads pier) or get to the Rainbow Beach (Inskip Point pier), and follow by a ferry to Fraser island. Most ferries may take aboard 4WD-vehicles.

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When to go [edit]

The best time to travel to Fraser Island is a dry season from July to December. But if you are also interested in a beach holiday, choose a warm season from November to May.

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Useful information [edit]

Wild dingo dogs can be often met in Fraser island. Sometimes they are very aggressive. You should always travel in a group, and never walk alone.

If you are attacked, defend yourself in the most aggressive way. Unfortunately, Fraser's dingoes often runs in a large group, so even a strong man can hardly do anything.

If you stay in a campsite, don't leave food inside a tent, as the dingo feel the smell of food and may try to steal it. Instead, it is recommended to leave food in your car or hang it up in a container in a place inaccessible for dingoes.

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