Fraser Island Camping is the popular summer destination for tourists, many of whom come on holiday mainly to see the great outdoors. However it is also a very beautiful place to go for a camping holiday. This overnight, or day trip, covers some of the major attractions on the island including Lake McKenzie, which is the longest lake on mainland Australia. With all camping supplies provided including mattress and sleeping bags, all visitors are provided with fully erected tents at the camp site for a more authentic experience.
Fraser Island Camping – A Great Australian Holiday Experience
Lake McKenzie boasts over one hundred and fifty campsites spread over half an area of about three kilometres, so it’s easy to find an ideal camp site, and many sites are wheelchair accessible. In the evenings you’ll find that the beach is particularly busy as boaters and catamarans come here for some late night activities. There are several marinas with water sports for both day and night, including sailing, diving, fishing and swimming. For those who want to try their hand at fishing, Rainbow beach is the best place for younger kids, as they’re only ten minutes away from the marina. If you don’t fancy boating, fishing can be a great family activity, especially if you’re accompanied by your kids – younger children will love to take part in fishing tournaments organized by local companies.
There are plenty of beautiful places to eat on Fraser island, but perhaps the most famous attraction is the Rogalla’s Lighthouse, which was immortalised in the film “Jurassic Park”. This incredible structure looks out onto Lake McKenzie and is built completely on a rock, overlooking the waters. It is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience to walk across a rocky cliff top and into the clear blue waters below! If you’re feeling a little adventurous, you can visit the island’s volcano, the Shield volcano, which is open to visitors every day. The main crater is open to visitors but it’s a bit dangerous to approach from the road as it has crevices and sharp edges. If you do decide to climb to the volcano, take care to dress warmly, as you may only be allowed a short time to walk the path to the base of the volcano.