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The Spots You Cannot Miss on Fraser Island

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Ready to cruise around the world’s largest sand island in a 4WD? Fraser Island is one of RatPack’s top 5 experiences in Australia – the place is EPIC. This beaut island has a load of spots that will blow your mind…from shipwrecks to a natural lazy river – the place has it all.

Ready to hear about some of our favourite spots that you cannot miss including:

  • Swim in the unreal crystal clear Lake Mackenzie
  • The legendary SS Maheno Shipwreck
  • Spotting Dingos and wildlife
  • Camping underneath the stars and experiencing that true Aussie outdoor life..

Without a doubt, this is one of the RatPack crew’s favourite spot’s on the unreal East Coast, ready to learn more about this absolute paradise? Read on… tips INCOMING…

An Island like NO other...

Fraser Island – or K’gari (the island’s aboriginal name) for sure has a space on your East Coast itinerary…it is a MUST SEE stop off on your epic roadie.

Visit its gorgeous natural tea tree lakes, Maheno shipwreck, Indian Head, Champagne Pools, Eli Creek and the tropical rainforest, all whilst cruising around in a 4WD down the 75 mile beach road – yep, you heard us right! The beach is the road!

To see the island in all of its glory, it is well worth booking on to a tour – the tour guides know all the hot spots and will get you round the giant sand island safety.

Tours go from either Noosa, Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay – hit us up if you have any questions regarding this.

We have a few tours for you to choose from, depending on your adventure level – so give this a read to see which one is for you…

Which tour is right for me?

DropBear Adventures

Duration: 3 day/2 night or 2 day/1 night.

Vibe: Social, educational, adventure.

Where do I sleep?: Camping at the Dropbear eco-friendly wilderness camp (30m from beach!!) you can also choose to upgrade and have an unreal glamping experience…

Anything else? There is even the option to go on a scenic flight of the island – yewwww.

 

Pippies

Duration: 3 day/2 night.

Vibe: Social, party, banter.

Where do I sleep? Camping.

Anything else? Hit us up for a deal including pre and post night accomodation at the Pippies Beach House hotel in Rainbow Beach

Nomads

Duration: 3 day/2 night.

Vibe: Super social, party, banter.

Where do I sleep? Either camp or dorm style accommodation (depending on tour).

Anything else? Enjoy an exclusive post tour party at KB’s Bar.

Lake Mckenzie

Lake Mckenzie is the definition of stunning! It is probs THE most picturesque spot on the island – with it’s crystal clear water and diamond white sand, it’s like something you’d see on a postcard!!

Oh, and the sand is so fine you can use it to exfoliate your skin or even brush your teeth!!

Did you know that the lake is made up of rainwater?!

Lake Wabby

This lake may look weird and green, but Lake Wabby is actually pretty beaut.

Surrounded by rolling dunes and full of a load of aquatic life including catfish and rainbow fish, the lake is defo a very unique spot on the island.

Watch out for the little fish that nibble your feet (like that weird spa treatment).

Eli Creek

Eli Creek aka Fraser Islands natural lazy river!

This place is sick – hop on an inflatable and travel down the creek to the beach…how cool!

Maheno Shipwreck

Another awesome spot on the island! Back in the 1900’s, the ship found itself in the middle of a seasonal cyclone just off the coastline and then washed up on the shores of 75 Mile Beach.

The ship can still be seen today as it slowly sinks away in to the sand.

Champagne Pools

This place is called ‘Champagne Pools’ because the water in the naturally formed rocky pools bubbles like a jacuzzi.

So sit back and relax as the waves pour in to the pools from the ocean.

Dingo Spotting

If you’re lucky, you may get to spot one of these wild dogs during your time on the island.

Dingoes are one of the top 10 Australian must-see animals.

Don’t worry though, campsites and accommodation areas are all equipt with dingo safe fencing.

Camping under the stars

The whole experience of living on an island for a few days is just insane!

At RatPack, we recommend hopping on a tour that has camping, so that you can camp under the stars and admire the views of the worlds biggest sand island.

Top tips for visiting Fraser Island

This paradise is an absolute beauty and visiting all of these spots are very realistic, here at RatPack we are all about being REAL every step of the way. We’ve been to all of these spots above and can personally say they are out of this world.

 

Check out out tips and tricks to make this experience EPIC…

  • Book onto an epic tour to see all of these hotspots, the guide will be a local legend and will know where they are and how to stay safe.
  • Don’t try to attempt to go over in your own wheels, this island is tricky with fast changing tides, difficult terrains and can be dangerous if not done properly!
  • Got the family joining you? Book onto the Drop Bear tour as it is most suitable for all ages.
  • Don’t forget your driving license! If you are over 21 and have a full driving license you will be able to drive the 4wd on the beach!

Ready to head to Paradise?

Chat to our Team

We operate a 24/7 service across multiple time zones. Our RatPackers have all been there and done it! Get the ball rolling on your upcoming trip. Send over your rough travel plans (including your flight details / dates). If you are yet to book a flight and seeking advice – HIT US UP ↡

Not that you need much encouragement to visit this beaut spot, but I hope this list of the must-see spots has given you a little taste of what you could be getting up to on this insane island. Just remember to make the most of every moment, take in all the sights and most importantly, enjoy yourself RatPack Style.

Yewwwwwwwwwwwwww Holly (RPT Blog Writer)

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