Fraser Island, K’gari is a natural paradise.

Fraser Island is a place of spectacular natural beauty, many of which will take your breath away.

This is the Great Sandy National Park.

History 

Fraser Island is the traditional land of the Butchulla People and has been for more than 5000 years.   The Butchulla people called this beautiful island which means paradise.

K’gari pronounced gurri.

The Dreamtime stories of a goddess named K’gari fell in love with the earth and never wanted to leave.

In a violent storm on the 24th May 1836, James and Eliza Fraser’s vessel ran around on a hidden reef, causing them to seek shelter on the south-western side of Fraser Island.

 

About

  • Location: 25.15793 153.11693 about 300 kilometres north of Brisbane.
  • Population: 182 (2016 census)
  • Established
  • Elevation 244 metres
  • Post Code 4581
  • Temperature
  • Area: Length 123 kilometres and at its widest point is 22 kilometres, an area of 166038 hectares or 410288.833 acres.
  • Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992

Fraser Island is the World’s largest sand island.  This island is the only identified location where the rainforest grows in sand.

It is south of Lady Elliott Island, beginning the Great Barrier Reef.  A stunning location featuring freshwater lakes, wetlands, crystal clear creeks, lush forests and colossal dunes, this sandy paradise is home to lots of birdlife and wildlife, including dingos.

It is a hotbed of tourism activity and has a wide range of accommodation, including the luxury Kingfisher Bay Resort and marine activity suppliers.

Fraser Islands Top 15 Attractions

  • Lake Birrabeen
  • Central Station
  • Coloured Sands
  • 75 Mile Beach
  • Lake McKenzie
  • Kingfisher Bay
  • Lake Boomanjin
  • Lake Allom
  • Eli Creek
  • Lake Wabby
  • Wangul Sandblow
  • Waddy Point Headland
  • Ocean Lake
  • Basin Lake
  • Champagne Rock Pools

 

 

Interesting Facts:  Fraser Island has 40 perched lakes, more than half of the World’s perched lakes.  Perched Lakes form when decomposed organic matter and siliceous sands cement together over time.   These lakes sit above sea level and are filled only by rainwater.