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Fraser Island with the kids

A 4WD is essential to traverse the sandy tracks for the spectacular natural sights of Fraser Island, if however driving the world’s largest sand island is not for you, there’s a way to see the best parts of Fraser without the fear of getting the family bogged in the soft golden sand. We took a Fraser Explorer Beauty Spots Tour, for stress-free sight seeing on Fraser Island with the kids.

Twenty-three ships have met their demise near the dangerous waters at the northern point of Fraser Island. Our first stop was to see the most popular wreck of them all. The SS Maheno built in 1904 as a former Australian luxury liner was used as a hospital ship during WWI before being sold as scrap to Japan. It ran aground in 1935 during a cyclone and slowly rusts away on Seventy Mile Beach.

We made a quick stop at The Pinnacles nearby, where the morning sun highlighted the array of coloured sands swept into cathedral formation. A quick look at the different layers and a run down the amber and gold sandy track and we were back on the bust to kids most favourite stop of the day.

Over 4 million litres of fresh sprint water flows out to the ocean every hour, creating Fraser’s natural lazy river. Bring along a inner tube, blow up mattress or our choice a giant inflatable swan to float down and the kids could not get enough of this natural attraction, luckily the lure of lunch was great enough on this day.

Fraser Island Lazy River

No need to pack sandwiches or work out where to find lunch on the great sandy island. Tables were laid out and a warm buffet with hot soups, fresh salads, roast chicken and a hearty potato bake were ready and waiting at Eurong Beach Resorts McKenzies Restaurant.

Fraser Island

After lunch was a visit to Central Station, a women’s area for the Butchulla people, the traditional owners of the land and later the central hub for logging during the 1920’s – 1950’s. We took a walk along Wanggoolba Creek through Pile Valley’s giant Satinay and Brush Box forests, rewarded with a hot cuppa, sweet cookies and home made muffins.

Fraser Island

We capped off our tour at breathtaking Lake Mckenzie, with a scene of brilliant blue on soft silica sand as white as snow. We took a late afternoon dip in the refreshing fresh water finishing off the remaining afternoon tea.

The tour safely had us back at Kingfisher Bay Resort in time to watch the sunset from the jetty over a casual meal and drink at the Sunset Bar - not a bad way to end a magical day!

Together we roam‘s Rene Young has travelled to 70 countries. When the Brisbane based blogger is not discovering Brisbane's street art, exploring Queensland or roaming the world with her five-year old son and three-year old daughter, she can be found indulging her love of reality TV.

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