Destination guide

Rainforest oasis on Fraser Island

Fraser Island is a unique sand island with tall rainforests nestled on sand dunes, making it an interesting choice for your holiday. From sensational swimming spots in natural lakes to thrilling off-road tracks, Fraser Island has a little something for everyone. Holiday homes for rent in Fraser Island put you right in the centre of the action, ensuring you can explore to your heart’s content.

Things to do

Explore all that Fraser Island has to offer

Fraser Island is brimming with activities near holiday homes, giving you endless opportunities for fun and excitement. Go whale watching in Hervey Bay to view humpback whales migrating to Australia’s tropical seas, or swim in the famous Champagne Pools and enjoy the bubbling water created by volcanic rocks. You could also try for the biggest catch at Orchid Beach, a fine fishing spot, or visit the old lighthouse at Sandy Cape, which was named by James Cook.


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)

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)

Wildlife and natural wonder in Fraser Island

The beaches in Fraser Island are as diverse as the landscape, giving you opportunities for everything from water sports to nature viewing. Holiday homes can give you quick access to these unique beaches, such as Seventy-Five Mile Beach, a popular fishing beach with wild dingoes, sea birds and excellent fish populations, or Rainbow Beach, a stunning beach with turquoise waters and omnipresent sunlight. Indian Head beach is a great spot for picturesque views of the lagoon and swimming, while Cathedral Beach features sand-coloured cliffs with orange, yellow, brown and red hues for beautiful vistas.

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.

Family friendly

Fun-filled holidays with the kids

If you’re looking for fun with the kids for your holiday, plenty of holiday homes are available to ensure you find all the adventure and excitement you need. Fraser Island has plenty of family-friendly spots, such as Lake McKenzie, a beautiful natural lake with soft white sand and crystal-clear water for swimming and sunbathing, and Lake Birrabeen, an emerald-green lake that’s clean and secluded. You could also visit Eli Creek, a freshwater creek to float down while viewing the lush forest, and the Maheno Wreck, a famous shipwrecked vessel that served as a floating hospital during World War I.

Good for couples

Romance holidays in Fraser Island

With its natural beauty and quiet atmosphere, Fraser Island is a wonderful holiday spot for a romantic getaway. Holiday homes can be found near some of the best couple’s retreats, such as Platypus Bay, a cove with an abundance of whales and fish for wildlife viewing, and Corroboree Beach, a sandy beach for swimming and sunbathing. You could also explore the Valley of the Giants, an ancient forest with a tree-top walk, rugged coastline views and nearby fine wine and food. The Great Barrier Reef is a must-see as well, which is a wonder of nature with an abundance of turtles, dolphins and manta rays.

Where to stay near Fraser Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 354 holiday rentals near Fraser Island. From 247 Houses to 14 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Fraser Island for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Fraser Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Fraser Island. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Hervey Bay: 284 holiday rentals
  • Rainbow Beach: 194 holiday rentals
  • Burrum Heads: 107 holiday rentals
  • Toogoom: 151 holiday rentals
  • Tin Can Bay: 195 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Fraser Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Fraser Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Fraser Island with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Hervey Bay: 284 holiday homes
  • Rainbow Beach: 194 holiday homes
  • Burrum Heads: 107 holiday homes
  • Toogoom: 151 holiday homes
  • Tin Can Bay: 195 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Fraser Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Fraser Island are:

  • Hervey Bay Airport (HVB): 205 holiday houses
  • Orchid Beach Airport (OKB): 19 holiday houses
  • Maryborough Airport (MBH): 109 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Fraser Island?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Fraser Island. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Eurong Beach: 73 holiday rentals
  • Rainbow Beach: 196 holiday rentals
  • Indian Head: 18 holiday rentals
  • Lake McKenzie: 164 holiday rentals
  • Inskip Point: 199 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fraser Island listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.