Especially reputed for its abundant wildlife, dingoes and various types of fish, Fraser Island is also prized for its beautiful beaches.
Fraser Island Beaches are excellent not only for camping but for scuba diving and snorkeling. Because most of the beaches are sunny nearly all year round, they are ideal for anyone who wants to soak up some much-needed vitamin D at any time of the day.
It should be known that for environmental reasons, some beaches do prohibit overnight camping. However, visitors can still enjoy a dip in the ocean or a nice walk across the shoreline. Best of all, Fraser Island beaches are very easily accessible by car. Some beaches are so close together that you can reach them on foot.
Other beaches, like Rainbow Beach, can be found in the waters surrounding the mainland. In these cases, tourists can reach the beach on a barge that can also accommodate a four-wheel drive.
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
The one beach where you have an excellent chance of spotting dingoes, Seventy-Five Mile Beach is ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy a nice spot of fishing.
Brimming with sea birds and birds of prey, this Fraser Island beach is, however, not so ideal for swimming because it has a rather powerful undertow. There have been quite a few shark reports in the area as well. On this particular Fraser Island beach, it is advisable to stick to a speed limit of 80 kilometres an hours.
Located on the Great Beach Drive, Rainbow Beach is the perfect Fraser Island Beach for aquatic lovers. In fact, this particular beach takes you into the impressively large Cooloola National Park that measures over 41,000 hectares.
Visitors can bask in the practically omnipresent sunlight and sparkling turquoise waters, as well as the free Wi-Fi available all over the beach.
The most scenic gateway into Fraser Island, Rainbow Beach is easily one of the most popular tourist destination in the area.
Found on the eastern coast of Fraser Island, Indian Head offers picturesque views over the azure lagoon. Indeed, this beach boasts rhyolite outcrop that dates to more than 50 million years ago.
While it does have excellent swimming spots and sandy stretches of land, it is not allowed to camp on this beach to preserve its natural beauty and resources. The highest peak of Indian Head offers a stunning 360 degree view over its surroundings, enabling you to spot quite a few rare fauna and flora.
The sea flanking Indian Head beach also houses whales, sharks and manta rays.
Flanked by sand colored sand cliffs that have been naturally sculpted by the rain and the wind, Cathedrals Beach features spectacular orange, yellow, brown and red hues that stretches for miles under the early morning sunlight. With large sand dunes, this beach delivers a peaceful respite from the bustle of everyday life and displays the very best that Fraser Island has to offer.
Found not far from Indian Head Beach, Cathedrals also offers pleasantly warm swimming spots in its turquoise waters.