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.
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 kilometers an hour.
Found on the eastern coast of Fraser Island, Indian Head offers picturesque views over the azure lagoon. Indeed, this beach boasts a 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 stretch 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.
The Champagne Pools are one of the most unique natural attractions on Fraser Island. These naturally formed rock pools create a collection of shallow, sandy swimming holes right on the edge of the ocean with a stellar view of its surroundings.
With each wave, the pools are renewed with water, creating a jacuzzi-like feeling as seafoam fizzes around you for a feeling that gives this unique sought-after destination its name. While the Champagne waters cause delight with each wave, visitors should keep an eye out large waves! They sweep into the pool periodically, and can sometimes catch people unawares, even bringing fish in with them. During low tide, the pools are much calmer and create the perfect place to soak in the saltwater and enjoy the sound of the ocean.