Shearwater Fraser Island is a great family holiday destination
About Elspeth Murray
My family has been visiting Fraser Island for over 45 years. In 1976, we purchased a half completed set of units, turning it into a holiday home to house their large family and all the friends that accompanied them, as they explored the island. In the 1970's, timber logging and sand mining was still occurring on the island. While the island was covered in tracks, none of them were sign posted. Three enormous forestry maps, with roads identified by blazes cut into trees, was the only guide the family had as they returned to the Island every school holiday period. While they explored the island and their love for it deepened. Over the years, the house has been renovated and extended many times. Over time, the house has been opened up for renting, and has been the holiday destination for many families (including Margot Robbie as a young girl). It has also been a base for many fishing enthusiasts, with some groups now having returned annually for the last 30 years. With the family now extending to 4 generation, Shearwater remains the favourite holiday destination of the extended clan. The owner's daughter Elspeth, now manages the rental of the property on behalf of the extended family
Elspeth Murray purchased this House in 1976
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One of our best holidays
Wonderful experience. Loved it.
Had a great break with friends, all enjoyed the house ,it was so well stocked,you didn’t want for anything, also all draws and cupboards were labeled,great idea .
The place was everything you said it would be. Definitely will be back.
This home has obviously been set up for family holidays over many years. Nothing is forgotten! Owner/agent replies to contact immediately and sends an extensive information pack upon booking. House was spotless. Happy Valley is a great central location to explore Fraser Island from. The pub/store/servo is 1 min walk away and there is a walkway to the beach. Highly recommend this property!
Absolutely great property
If you stay at Shearwater you will find it will exceed your utmost expectations. Guests are treated to a well kept clean and well equipt house ready to be enjoyed by all.
Excellent location, comfortable, very well equipped.
We recently spent a week at Shearwater house, we found the location great, it is in a quiet location and off the main bypass road. It is an easy walk to the bistro and the beach via the boardwalk. The house is well equipped with everything you need. There are no problems with power as there is a back up generator. The house is cool and has fans in every room. The beds were comfortable. The house was as it was described. Elspeth was a pleasure to deal with and provided heaps of information on the house and the area.
Shearwater is a great family holiday destination, located at Happy Valley, half way up the eastern beach of Fraser Island. It is 10 minutes from Eli Creek and 15 Minutes from the Maheno wreck, both on the Eastern Beach. Travelling inland, Lake Garrawongera is just 30 minuted inland as are the towering rain forests of Yidney Scrub.