Destination guide

Island retreat in Fraser Island holiday homes to rent

With towering ancient trees in lush rainforests and white-sand beaches against sapphire-blue waters, Fraser Island offers an idyllic seaside retreat for all types of travellers. Whether you’re spending time with family, looking for a couple’s retreat or relaxing on your own, holiday homes to rent in Fraser Island put you in the heart of the beautiful landscape.

Things to do

Things to do near Fraser Island holiday rentals

Fraser Island is filled with unique attractions and outdoor spaces to explore during your trip. Holiday rentals can be found near places like the SS Maheno, a 1935 shipwreck of a Tasman liner, and Indian Head, a vast parkland with hiking trails and native wildlife. You could also spend time at Lake Boomanjin, a large lake with recreational opportunities, and Lake Birrabeen, a crystal-clear lake with calm waters for swimming. The Great Barrier Reef’s coral cays are near the edge of the island as well, so you can dive or snorkel among colourful sea life.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Fraser Island

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Fraser Island a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Reefworld Aquarium (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • WetSide Water Education Park (19.9 mi / 32 km)
  • Hervey Bay Golf and Country Club (20.9 mi / 33.6 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Fraser Island holiday homes

Fraser Island is an oasis for outdoor adventurers. Swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, surfing and other water sports are popular, as are hiking, biking and coastal walks. Eco-adventures are available, including whale-watching cruises near the coast, self-drive tours and rainforest exploration. Whether you want adrenaline-fueled activities or leisurely outdoor fun, you’ll find a range of options near your holiday accommodation.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Fraser Island

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, December, February, January and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Fraser Island

Travellers appreciate the island views and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what Fraser Island has to offer. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Fraser Island is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Allom (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Eli Creek (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Seventy-Five Mile Beach (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Hervey Bay Botanic Garden (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Hammerstone Sandblows (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Lake McKenzie (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
Beaches

Beach locales near Fraser Island holiday homes

The beautiful beaches of Fraser Island are among its biggest draws. Holiday homes can be found near beaches like Orchid Beach, a sandy beach with calm waters for swimming and boating, and Seventy Five Mile Beach, a rugged beach with fishing and all-wheel-drive access. You may enjoy Maheno Beach, a soft-sand beach with a calm atmosphere and the coastal shipwreck of the SS Maheno, and Platypus Bay, a cove known for fishing and whale watching.

How to get there

How to get to and around Fraser Island

The nearest airport is in Hervey Bay, QLD (HVB), located 18.5 mi (29.8 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Four-wheeling adventure on Fraser Island

Though your holiday home may be close to the top locations, travel to farther destinations can only be done by four-wheel-drive vehicles. Fortunately, four-wheeling is a fun way to explore the scenery and get your blood pumping a little, and many local rental companies offer vehicles for rent and lessons to help you get the most from your trek through the area. Getting the vehicles to Fraser Island is done by barge, which operates continually from the mainland.

Food & drink 

Queensland cuisine in Fraser Island

Seafood is supreme in Fraser Island, due to the abundance of sea life off the coast. A lot of locally grown produce and fine wines from the mainland are incorporated into ethnic cuisine or authentic Australian fare as well. Tropical fruits, shellfish, fresh fish and macadamia nuts are staples in the region, though you can find just about anything your heart desires in local restaurants near your holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Family fun near Fraser Island holiday rentals

The relaxed atmosphere and vibrant outdoor areas of Fraser Island are perfect for a family trip. Holiday homes are available near places like the Inskip Point Recreation Area, a laid-back beach with ample space for camping among sand and coastal trees, and Corroboree Beach, a strip on a long coastline with calm waters for swimming. Kids will also enjoy North White Cliffs, a dramatic cliff walk with spectacular coastal views and wildlife, and M.V. Natone, a park and campsite with lush wilderness and nature trails.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the ideal seaside escape for couples. Holiday homes are available near romantic places like Lake McKenzie, a pure water lake with white-sand beaches and picnic areas, and Lake Wabby, a landmark, spring-fed lake for swimming and sunbathing. The Champagne Pools, a scenic destination with pools of bubbling water and volcanic rocks, and Sandy Cape, a northern point with sandy beaches, campsites and a historic lighthouse, are also great to visit on a romantic holiday.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Fraser Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 392 holiday rentals around Fraser Island. From 249 Houses to 14 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Fraser Island is on Stayz.