Sitting off the East coast of Australia is the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island. It’s one of Australia’s most unique attractions, with over 100 freshwater lakes and home to packs of dingoes, snakes, turtles, sharks and a sh*t tonne of birds.
It’s as beautiful as a ginormous sand island sounds; it’s surrounded by lush blue ocean and is the perfect island retreat. Fraser Island is also known by the aboriginal name K’gari (pronounced “guru”), meaning paradise. OK, it’s not what you’d think of as a typical paradise — it’s not packed out with swaying palm trees or fallen coconuts — but it is definitely a paradise of its own kind. Here’s 10 photos to prove it…
One of over 100 freshwater lakes, get here early to have the place to yourself.
75 mile highway
You can drive almost the entire length of Fraser Island on the sand, no joke!
SS Maheno Shipwreck
There’s something new to explore around every corner — even at the edge of the soft sand beach.
Rock pools for days
If you don’t fancy swimming in the ocean, you can cool off in a ‘Champagne’ rock pool.
Go at the right time of year and you’ll spot humpback whales migrating from Antarctica! If it’s good enough for them…
Get away from it all
Unplug from technology and marvel at the Milky Way.
On top of the world at Indian Head
Take time out to go for a bush walk for unparalleled views.
Yet another place for a refreshing dip at Eli Creek.
Dazed and confused
Magical Australian sunset colours that don’t look real.
The photos speak for themselves, but you can read more about Fraser Island here. Whether you’re an adventure-seeker, nature-lover, beach bum or just love a good road trip, Fraser Island should be top on your bucket list of places to visit on Australia’s East coast.
Have you been to Fraser Island? What did you think? Share your experience in the comments below.