Fraser Island & Cooloola

The Noosa region is the gateway to the Cooloola Recreation Area and World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, both part of the Great Sandy National Park. It's an area of unspoilt natural beauty, hundreds of kilometres of white beaches, cliffs of coloured sands, lush rainforest and bushland, sand dunes, freshwater lakes and more. Guided day tours and overnight trips are available from Noosa, join a tag-along 4WD camping tour or hire a vehicle and explore the region yourself.

Fraser is the world's largest sand island - a place of exceptional natural beauty with an amazing array of plant life, wildlife and birds throughout the island's 120km length.

Things to do

From Noosa, take a guided day tour, overnight trip, join a tag-along 4WD tour or hire a vehicle and explore the region yourself - Find out about a range of Fraser Island tours.

Explore the island on foot with the Fraser Island Great Walk – the entire 90km walk takes 6-8 days, or take it easy with half-day strolls. There are many beautiful beach, bush and lakeside camping areas – permits are required (PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE PERMITSor phone 13 74 68).

The Cooloola Recreation Area with beautiful beaches and inland forests stretches from Noosa North Shoreto Rainbow Beach. Camp at Inskip Point (dogs are allowed) where a 10-minute barge trip takes you to Fraser Island. Vehicle access permits are required (PLEASE CLICK HEREor phone 13 74 68).

The Great Sandy Biosphere Reserve – more than 874,000ha of land and a marine area of more than 542,000ha – adjoins the Noosa Biosphere Reserve. It is home to almost 50% of Australia’s bird species and about 7500 species of fauna and flora, and has more marine fish diversity than the Great Barrier Reef.

 

CONTACT:

For more information please call the Holiday Consultants at the Noosa Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 NOOSA (66672) or 07 5430 5000, or email info@visitnoosa.com.au.
 


Getting There

Fraser Island and Cooloola are accessible by 4WD from Noosa via Noosa North Shore as a guided day tip or overnight camping tours. Or hire a 4WD or take your own vehicle (see link aboveor phone 13 74 68).

Take the car ferry from Tewantin to Noosa North Shore. Fraser Island ferries operate from Inskip Point at Rainbow Beach and from Riverheads at Hervey Bay.

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Highlights

  • Crystal-clear freshwater lakes
  • Long, white beaches
  • Explore the island on foot with the Fraser Island Great Walk – ranging from easy, half-day strolls to a 8-day journey
  • See the beauty of the coloured sands and dunes
  • Join a guided day tour, 4WD tag-along camping tour or drive yourself
  • Double Island Point Lookout
  • Beach, bush and freshwater lake campgrounds (permits required)
  • Beach 4-wheel-driving at its best (vehicle access permits are required and extreme care should be taken)
  • Beach fishing all year round

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