Lakes and Creeks

Fraser Island has oodles of freshwater swimming spots.  With more than 100 freshwater lakes and numerous freshwater streams and tributaries.

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Fraser Island is home to 47 species of mammals, 354 species of birds have been seen, 79 species of reptiles including 19 kinds of snakes. The waters surrounding the island have dolphins, dugongs, turtles, rays, and migrating humpback whales.

Each animal has a place in nature’s ecosystem, be it as a predator or pollinator, soil enricher, or seed carrier. Even the smallest animal can cause an environmental imbalance if disturbed and it is for this reason that we should do our best to respect and conserve the native fauna of Fraser Island.

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Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and as such it has several stunning beaches that seem to sprawl endlessly towards the horizon.

The ocean currents can be dangerous and there are many rips so swimming in the ocean is not recommended due to strong currents, marine stingers, and a healthy shark population.

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World Heritage Status

Fraser Island lies just off the east coast of Australia. At 122 km long, it is the largest sand island in the world. Majestic remnants of tall rainforest growing on sand and half the world’s perched freshwater dune lakes are found inland from the beach. The combination of shifting sand-dunes, tropical rainforests, and lakes makes it an exceptional site.

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