About Cathedrals on Fraser

Centrally located, dingo-fenced campground on World Heritage listed Fraser Island

History of Cathedrals on Fraser

In June 2016, Jack and Michelle took over the reins, with fresh eyes and renewed enthusiasm. Their daughter, Maggie, was born a few months later, followed by their second daughter, Jill in 2021 and the family have made Fraser Island their home.

They have made some major improvements to the campground and continue to invest heavily in upgrading facilities. With a background in environmental science and education, and a love of the outdoors, they look forward to enhancing your experience at Cathedrals on Fraser.

Change Makers

With no recycling facilities on the island, Jack and Michelle have set up container recycling bins for visitors to use.

10 cents from every eligible container (aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L) is donated to RACQ Lifeflight.

K’Gari Fraser Island Clean Up

Cathedrals on Fraser is a proud sponsor of the annual K’Gari Fraser Island Clean Up weekend.

The campground hosts a thank you evening for Four Wheel Drive Queensland affiliated club members who volunteer their time to clean up marine debris.

About Fraser Island

At 122km long and 22km wide, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. It is rich with cultural and colonial history, flora and fauna. A magical paradise containing half the worlds perched freshwater dune lakes, spectacular coloured sands, immense sand blows, lush rainforests growing on sand dunes (a phenomenon believed to be unique in the world and part of the Queens Commonwealth Canopy) and abundant wildlife, Fraser Island is truly a miracle of nature. In recognition of its outstanding natural values, it is inscribed on the World Heritage list.

Brief History

The island was formed approximately 5,000 years ago when rising sea levels flooded the low-lying surrounding areas. The Butchulla people are the traditional owners of Fraser Island and lived here for at least 5,000 years. Their traditional name for the island is K’gari, derived from a creation story in which a beautiful spirit finds the location so agreeable, she lays down and is turned into the island itself. Captain Cook first sighted the Butchella people on Fraser Island in 1770, naming Indian Head after the islanders. European colonisation caused great conflict with the Aboriginal people as land was cleared for forestry and agricultural practices and their native way of life was greatly disturbed. The Island achieved World Heritage listing in 1992, which ensured the end of all forestry, agricultural and sand mining practices.


Fraser Island and its surrounding waters are home to many species of wildlife, including the purest breed of dingo remaining in Australia. There are 414 species of birds, 90 species of mammals, 102 species of reptiles and 29 species of amphibians (figures courtesy of WildNet database). The waters surrounding Fraser Island are home to dolphins, rays, turtles, dugongs, and from July to November you can often spot humpback whales on their migration.

Please be knowledgeable about how to respond appropriately to wildlife encounters before you arrive on the island. Remember, you’re coming into their home for your holiday! Please minimise your impact by not feeding or making food available to wildlife.

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