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5 Top Family Adventures on fraser island

Start your summer vibe early with an end of year getaway for the whole family on Fraser Island. 

Idyllic white sands and blue skies, World Heritage-listed wilderness, 4WD adventures, and beaches that stretch forever… memories are made on Fraser Island.

It’s time to step away from the screens and into the sunshine, for an immersive back-to-nature experience that you’ll cherish together.

Family-friendly is the word, and Fraser Island’s nature playground is ready and waiting for you to explore.

Here’s our favourite family experiences guaranteed to deliver those picture-perfect moments…

 Lake McKenzie

Hidden like a crystal gem in the middle of sub-tropical rainforest is the infamous Lake McKenzie. With sparkling freshwater, silica sand beaches, and an expanse of water and shores to explore, you’ll soon see why this spot is a family favourite.

Build castles along the stretches of pristine white sand, then cool off with a refreshing swim, and marvel at McKenzie’s many beautiful shades of blue. It’s a true taste of island paradise for adults and kids alike.

The Maheno Shipwreck

As you’re cruising along 75 Mile Beach you’ll see a wreck looming on the horizon like hidden treasure.  Park up to explore this scene from history resting in the surf, as the kids play pirates and share stories about the sea.

Who needs the movies when you have the Maheno? Imagine your own action-packed ocean adventure aboard the famous cruise ship.

Eli Creek

With four million litres of freshwater flowing out to the ocean every day, Eli Creek is safe, delightfully cool in summer, and surrounded by iconic Pandanus trees to laze under. Bring a tube and let your cares wash away as you float downstream, and weave along the creek. You’ll feel relaxed and refreshed, and the kids will love to come along for the ride.

Eli Creek is also the perfect stop-over point along 75 Mile Beach for a picnic lunch or spot of sunbathing. Enjoy the afternoon as you watch the waves crash onto the shore and play around in the surf.

The Western Bay 

Stunning sunsets, fishing straight off the beach or a walk along the jetty, makes the Western Bay of Fraser Island a magical place to end the day. 

Teach the kids how to cast a line in the tranquil waters, watch as they chase the armies of soldier crabs all over the beach, or simply relax with a cold drink and gaze out over the horizon, as the sky sets itself on fire. 

 

Kids can keep a keen eye out for some friendly marine life, and try to spot any sea-turtles or dugong as they pop up to say hello.

Kingfisher Bay Resort

With four swimming pools, a playground, Ranger-guided activities, and the ever-popular Junior Eco Rangers program – Kingfisher Bay Resort is a haven to relax & recharge after your adventures out and about on the island.

There’s plenty to explore on Fraser Island – the whole family will go wild for the endless sights and adventures. Mum and dad can take a break at the Island Day Spa or relish the renowned fine dining, while the kids enjoy a campfire session run by the experienced Resort Ranger team.

This is the place where stress melts away and memories are made – so why not stay even longer?

STAY 3 FERRY FREE - When you book a three-night stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort in our resort hotel rooms or self-contained villas you’ll receive your passenger ferry transfers for FREE and save $120.

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This editorial was produced in conjunction with our valued partner Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Photos supplied courtesy of ‘Take Me to Australia’, Mark Seabury, Cathy Finch, and Tourism & Events Queensland.