Fraser Island is both the largest sand island in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to the famous dingo, Fraser Island is also host to over 300 different species of bird as well as wallabies, possums, dugongs, flying foxes, and turtles. Nature lovers will enjoy the unique wildlife composition that the island offers as well as the gorgeous climate.
When visiting, be sure to check out the natural lakes like Lake McKenzie, the rainforest around Central Station and the gorgeous colored sand formations known as The Pinnacles. The Maheno Shipwreck, grounded on Cathedral Beach, is another attraction worth checking out.
A great way to access Fraser Island is by ferry or by booking a tour. Daily barge ferries depart from River Heads in Hervey Bay and take about 30 minutes to reach Wanggoolba Creek on Fraser Island.
Since 4WDs are the only vehicles allowed on the island, booking a tour is great option so you don't have to rent your own car. Fraser Island tours also depart from Hervey Bay.