thechronicle.net.au

Travel

4 Top-Rated Attractions and Things to Do on Fraser Island, Australia

  • Written by NewsServices.com

Fraser Island is called K’Gari by the local Butchulla people, which means ‘paradise’ and for a good reason. Fraser Island is a big sand island and has a subtropical rainforest, turquoise lakes, many sand dunes, wild beaches and wildlife to be explored. For instance, K’Gari is home to sugar gliders, Kangaroos, dingoes and brushtail possums among other creatures. Moreover, the turquoise waters are home to many interesting aquatic animals such as humpback whales, dolphins and dugongs.

Some of the places to visit in this tropical paradise include;

Driving along the 75 Mile Beach

The seventy-five-mile beach road is found on the east coast of the island and is a national highway. Moreover, light aircraft can also land there. The road has miles of beautiful shoreline and a wide beach that stretches farther than the eye can see. While there, you can visit the Maheno shipwreck, the Pinnacles which contain multicoloured cliffs or Champagne Pools which are bubbly rock pools. Moreover, you can spot wildlife such as dingoes, humpback whales and sharks. The trip can be quite long and you can relax by playing interesting games in an online casino during the drive to win cash and invigorate your mind.

Swimming in Lake McKenzie

Lake McKenzie is a freshwater lake that has sublime white sand and clear waters, making it ideal for refreshing dips. Interestingly, its silky-soft silica sand filters the rainwater, making it very crystal clear and too pure to support many aquatic animals. You should visit the lake very early in the morning to avoid the huge crowds.

Spotting Wildlife

K’Gari is teeming with wildlife, both on land and in the water. Onshore, you may spot sugar gliders, dingoes, flying foxes, brushtail possums and kangaroos among other animals. If you love birdwatching, you will enjoy the area. The island supports over 354 bird species, including pied oystercatchers, Brahminy kites, king parrots and white-bellied sea-eagles. Under the sea, you will see humpback whales, dolphins, stingrays, sharks, dugongs and turtles among others. Humpback whales swim through the island from August to October.

Enjoying views from the Indian Head

The Indian Head is located on the eastern side of the area and when you hike to the top, you can enjoy spectacular views along the shores and the rolling dunes. While hiking, you can spot wildlife along the shores such as bluefish, dolphins, turtles and whales.

While in K’Gari, you can swim in the blue waters, hike along the rainforest trails and beaches, fish, camp, bike and watch the different bird species. The area is very popular throughout the year because it has hot summers and very mild winters. Therefore, if you need a magical get-away to a tropical paradise, you should travel to Fraser Island.

Travel

How to Get Over Jet Lag: 8 Tips and Suggestions

When travelling across different countries, the human body doesn’t normally synchronise with the destination’s time zone. This results in a di...

4 Top-Rated Attractions and Things to Do on Fraser Island, Australia

Fraser Island is called K’Gari by the local Butchulla people, which means ‘paradise’ and for a good reason. Fraser Island is a big sand isla...

Camping Your Way Around Australia: The Ultimate Guide

Australia has lush rainforests, starry skies, pristine coastlines, turquoise lakes, dramatic landscapes and native wildlife to keep you company. I...

A Nature Lover's Guide to Visiting Australia

Australia is a paradise on earth. It is endowed with unique wildlife, lush tropical rainforests, stunning beaches, dry rural escapes, and the list...

10 Things NOT to Do on Your Trip To Australia

Australia is a beautiful country, and it's no wonder that so many people choose to visit each year. However, if you're not careful, you may end up...

The best way to experience all that Australia has to offer

Australia is one of the exotic places on the planet with great sightseeing experience. It is one of the best places to be for holidays and it is a...

Rome city tours: expectation v/s reality

Want to know what really to expect from a Italy tour? Well, Rome is a sweet mixture of a little bit of fiction and a few facts. If you know the fa...

The Gold Coast - Everything you need to know before you go

The Gold Coast is a very popular city among locals and tourists in Queensland not only because of the scenery located therein but also because of ...

The Best Melbourne Rainy Day Activities

Melbourne is recognized as one of Australia's most fantastic cities. And, it is one of those countries where you can easily spend all day outside...