A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island is famous for its endless white-sand beaches, lush rain forest, dramatic sand dunes, and 100-plus freshwater lakes. Here are our top picks for the island’s best beaches.
75 Mile Beach
Stretching for—you guessed it—75 miles (121 kilometers) along the island’s eastern coast, 75 Mile Beach is a highlight of most Fraser Island tours. Here you can find the freshwater Eli Creek; Indian Head, a rocky outcrop where you can spot tiger sharks, dolphins, and stingrays; and the Champagne Pools, natural rock pools named after Champagne-like bubbles that froth up from crashing waves.
Lake McKenzie, a freshwater lake located within Great Sandy National Park, boasts translucent waters and white silica sand renowned for its cleansing and exfoliating properties. You’ll likely see beach-goers covered from head to toe in the granules.
Located at the northern end of 75 Mile Beach, Waddy Point is a quiet spot known for its scenic hiking trails. Water sports are also a popular activity here; along with swimming and snorkeling, visitors can paddle board, kayak, and surf.
Wathumba Creek is a wildlife hotspot located on the island’s northwestern coast. Look out for dolphins, dugongs, sea turtles, and seabirds as you cruise along the coast, or get even closer to nature on a snorkeling or kayaking excursion.
Moon Point is one of the island’s less-visited beaches, located at the western tip of Fraser Island along the Great Sandy Strait. Its pristine sands offer a spectacular backdrop for a jet ski tour, boat cruise, or 4WD excursion. Nearby, Pelican Banks is a popular spot for swimming and snorkeling, while further south, the eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort offers plenty of lunch options.