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Fraser Island Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Fraser Island?

Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, is situated off the Queensland coast, adjacent to Hervey Bay, approximately 300 kilometres north of Brisbane.

Can I camp on the beach at Fraser Island?

Yes, camping is allowed on the beach at Fraser Island, except for areas with specific 'No Camping' signs.  There are no facilities provided for beach camping.

Can I have an open campfire on Fraser Island?

No. All open campfires are prohibitied except in Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service provided communal fire rings at Waddy Point and Dundubara campgrounds.

Can I walk around Fraser Island?

At approximately 124 kilometres long and and 21 kilometres at its widest point, Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island.  There are several walking tracks on Fraser Island, well sign-posted by Queensland Parks and Wildlife, ranging from 6 minutes to five days.

Taking three to five days to complete, the Forest Lakes Hiking Trail is a delightful way to experience the central and southern forests and lakes of the central high dunes.  You can walk it as a continuous trail or in short walks by returning on the same track or meeting your vehicle at defined points

Short walks making up the trail are: Lake McKenzie to Central Station, to Boomanjin, to Dilli Village, along eastern beach to lake Wabby, via lookout to Lake McKenzie.

Can I surf on Fraser Island?

Surfing on Fraser Island is not recommended, as there is a very strong undertow, the Surf Beach is not patrolled and sharks are frequently spotted on the ocean side of the breakers.