What else makes our location on Fraser Island some of the best camping spots? One of the differences that stands out most clearly is our range of accommodation. With many options, there is something for virtually every individual or group and budget here. How do we stand apart with our accommodation?
- We have more options than most when considering accommodation. We offer cabins, tents, and campsites, with a considerable amount of variation among each. For example, we have cabins with one to three bedrooms and all basic amenities supplied, so you can bring a group of up to six guests to enjoy cosy cabin living.
- Our permanent tents include comfortable mattresses in a covered, enclosed sleeping space with access to all the communal amenities of the campground. Ideal for smaller groups, these sites also have power points available (4 amp limit), so you can run your favourite devices.
- Finally, we also have many powered campsites for you to set up in and enjoy. Want to go for the truly rustic camping experience? Ask about our unpowered sites, including our “wilderness” spot where you can enjoy greater quiet and seclusion.
If you’re thinking about making a Fraser Island camp booking with us, it’s a good idea to step back and learn more about how to get here and what to expect on your way to stay on site. We’ve prepared a few quick tips to make it easier:
- You must secure a Queensland National Parks access permit for your vehicle before arriving. While you do not need to worry about securing a camping permit because our property is a private campground, you will need this permit to enter the general area. Booking online is easy and takes no time at all.
- Cathedrals On Fraser occupies a beautiful but rugged location. To safely reach our campground, you will need a capable 4×4 vehicle. Don’t worry — there are plenty of rental options on the mainland, such as in Hervey Bay. Explore these solutions before you begin planning your trip to avoid any headaches.
- Consider booking ferry tickets in advance, and make backup plans in the event of inclement weather or other concerns that may make it more challenging to reach the island. (Learn more about directions here), or let us know if we can help.
For some, laying back and soaking in the beach atmosphere is all they need to have a good time when camping here. For others, the unique nature of the local area practically demands exploration. Some of our favourite things to do in the nearby areas include:
- Bring your fishing tackle and enjoy one of the best spots you’ll ever find for casting into the water with sand and surf under your feet. With more than half a dozen exciting sport fish to find in these waters, you never know what you’ll reel in while fishing.
- Visiting during the season from July to October? Bring your binoculars and head down to the beach, because it’s the perfect time to do some whale watching. The seasonal migration of humpback whales takes pods right past Fraser Island, giving you a prime opportunity to see them in person.
Explore for fulgurites (sand turned to glass by lightning) on Corrigin Sandblow, an impressive dune to which our guests enjoy unrestricted private access.
Ready to come to Fraser Island? Before you book camping, we have a few more words of wisdom to share so you can prepare to fully enjoy your time away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. We recommend making the following preparations:
- Learn about even more of the things to do around the island. We’ve only just scratched the surface. Even operating a campground here, we’re frequently surprised and excited by the new discoveries we make. Plan to fill your days with adventure and your nights with good food and relaxing times.
- Double-check that your vehicle is in good working order and capable of making the trek to the campsite. A quick visit with your favourite mechanic might not be a bad idea, although we’re happy to help with spare parts as needed in our general store.
Follow the weather forecast. While rain is not often a problem, it is always a good idea to know what temperatures and weather conditions to prepare for as you pack your kit.
Founded more than 40 years ago on a land grant and inspired by a true passion for the abundance of natural beauty on the island, Cathedrals On Fraser today remains a family-owned business. Still driven by a love for the outdoors, we continue to improve our campground, striving to offer the best camping on Fraser Island no matter your budget or personal preferences. We hope you’ll stay with us soon — there’s always something new to discover here.