3. Go on a 4WD adventure
Driving a high clearance 4WD on the largest sand island in the world is a huge adventure for the kids, filled with bumps, dips and tight corners.
Surprisingly there were no cries of “Are we there yet?” The kids were happy traversing the inland tracks, spotting scribbly gum as they ambled past rainforests of tall Satinay trees and watch waves lapping the shores of Seventy-Five Mile Beach, the island’s gazetted highway. Having your own 4WD provides freedom to carve your own itinerary and go at your own pace to places that are off the beaten path.
4. Spot dingoes
Watch kids faces light up as they spot Fraser Island’s dingoes, the purest strain of dingoes in Australia. These wild animals are best admired with parents from afar.
5. Swim at beautiful Lake McKenzie
Swim in one of the most beautiful natural pools in the world, where the water is collected from raindrops.
Lake McKenzie’s pure white sand is so fine it squeaks between little toes and the water so pure and clear that no creepy crawlies can live in it. The kids love it for it’s shallow sandy beach devoid of strong currents or choppy waves. And best of all, the fresh water means eyes are free from saltwater stings.
6. Splash in a resort pool
Resort pools have a magnetic attraction for kids and are ideal to stem any boredom whilst waiting for the right tide conditions. Both Eurong Beach Resort and Kingfisher Bay Resort have inviting lagoon pools with spas - perfect for a dip after a day exploring Fraser Island.
7. Ferry back with a cat
Ride the Wanggoolba Creek Ferry with a resident ferry cat by the name of Flinders.