After a couple of months of planning, we are delighted to announce the launch of our FraserFree blog!
Soon we will be sharing stories from travellers in Australia, tips for visiting Fraser Island and inspiration for your next holiday!
To kick things off we would like to present…
Top 5 tips when visiting Fraser Island!
Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island. We are not joking when we say this, people have made complaints that there was too much sand on Fraser Island!
It’s important to know before travelling to Fraser Island that the island is full of sand, in fact it has 72 different colours of sand. The island is about 120 kilometres and approximately 24 kilometres wide. Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world at 1840 km2. It is also Queensland’s largest island, Australia’s sixth largest island and the largest island on the East Coast of Australia.
Playing the harmonica and feeding dingoes is not recommended.
There are laws on Fraser Island to help protect dingoes, big fines. In 2010 a photographer was hit with a $40,000 fine for feeding a dingo.
If you see a dingo while on Fraser Island its best to stand up and face the dingo. Do not run, calmly back away. They are wild animals and they do bite.
If you’re lucky, you may witness Fraser Island dingoes howl at the sound of aeroplanes landing and taking off.
(Start the video at 2.06 if you just want to hear the dingo singing)
You never know if they will be helping you later! Cars getting bogged on Fraser Island is a common sight. It’s important to drive to the conditions. Watch the tide, It is best to start the journey during an outgoing high tide as the sand will be firmest. Another rule of thumb is between two hours on either side of low tide, and avoid beach driving 2 hours either side of high tide.
Queensland road rules do apply while driving on the island. So reduce your speed (Max beach speed in 80km), Indicate when overtaking and wear your seat belt.
Who wouldn’t want to splash $20k of champagne into a pool and go swimming, go Beyonce! On Fraser Island the Champagne Pools are mother nature’s idea of beauty! We think they are just as spectacular.
At the natural pools the ocean crashes against the rocks into very shallow sandy pools. The sea foam is how the Champagne Pools got there name.
There is so much to explore on Fraser Island and the entire island is covered with natural beauty. Our FraserFree website is dedicated a wide variety of tours that will help you explore the island.
Sights to see on Fraser Island;
72 different coloured sands.