Summer is almost here in Australia and this makes it ideal to head to Fraser Island…
Today marked greater recognition and land rights for the Aboriginal people that are from this island. And it is clear that the traditional owners, the Butchulla people knew this place, calling it K’Gari, meaning paradise. And how perfect is this name?!
Fraser is the largest sand island in the world, stretching an impressive 123km, earning World Heritage status. Fraser Island is the only place in the world where rainforests sprout from elevated sand dunes, making it an ecological wonder and diverse natural playground.
This island does also command respect.There are also some creatures of the less cuddly variety, such as six of the world’s deadliest snakes, not to mention spiders like the funnel web spider (the deadliest spider in the world!).
But they’re unlikely to hurt you if you don’t disturb them, and it’s very rare for people to be bitten. However, make sure you keep an eye out for the inch long bull ant that will rip your leg off!
This island is accessible by ferries running from two different spots, Rainbow Beach and Hervey Bay. Forget about taking a small hire car here. You need a 4WD. The main road is the beach and there are a number of tracks that come of this that link the island. If you are not up to four wheel driving, you are able to take a number of tours that can also explain the history and nature allowing you to be comfortable and see everything. If you are looking for something else, take the Australian Sunset Safaris for great adventures and to show you hings like the native dogs, Dingos and other amazing sights and wildlife, with a mix of adrenaline filled adventure!