Fraser Island is one of the best beach fishing locations in the country for all-season angling. You can walk to the beach directly in front of the campground and find some of the best fishing spots on the island, and usually have an entire gutter to yourself. Whiting, tailor, swallowtail, bream, flathead, Spanish mackerel, GT and mulloway are just a few types of fish you could reel in.
From July to October you can spot migrating humpback whales from the beach or a lookout. They often cruise-by just behind the breakers!
Wildlife and bird watching
The campground is a great place to sit back and observe nature. Kookaburras are plentiful and goannas come out to explore the campground on a daily basis. 90 species of birds have been observed on the property, including the elusive Black-breasted Buttonquail.
Wildlife and landscape photography
Capture the windswept moonscape of a sand blow, a wave crashing into the Maheno at dawn, honeyeaters feasting on banksia blossom or a pic of the family having a dip in Lake McKenzie. Fraser Island abounds in natures gifts! For photographic inspiration, be sure to check out Peter Meyer’s gallery, located at Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Sand dune walk
From the back of the campground, guests have private access to Corrigin Sand blow. It’s about a 30-minute walk to the top, and if you’re lucky, you might even come across some fulgurites, tubes or clumps of melted sand formed when lightning strikes the dune.
Stroll the beach to view the beautiful coloured sand pinnacles. The brightly coloured sand cliffs along the eastern beach are sculpted into impressive shapes by the elements, and are the structures after which Cathedrals on Fraser is named.
Watch the sunset and sunrise
From the campground, you’re only a 400 metre walk to 75 Mile Beach or a 30-minute walk to the top of Corrigin Sand blow. Both are beautiful spots to watch the sun come and go.
Get everyone together and fire up the barbie. Our shop stocks an assortment of meats, sauces and other grilling essentials.
Enjoy the warmth and sounds of a lively campfire. Fires are not permitted when beach camping, however you can enjoy a campfire in our designated fire rings (or you’re welcome to bring your own firepit – provided it captures its own coals). A perfect place to relax with family and friends, to reminisce, tell stories and enjoy life.
Four Wheel Driving
Choose a destination, or map out a route and put your 4WD to work on the islands inland tracks.
Once an impressive vessel, the Maheno now lies buried in sand, just 10 minutes south of Cathedrals on Fraser.
The Largest freshwater creek along the east coast, with over four million litres of water flowing into the ocean every hour!
Named by Captain Cook in 1770 after his first sighting of the Buttchela people on Fraser Island. From the lookout you can usually spot a turtle or even a shark in the waters below.
Just north of Indian Head, these beautiful rock pools are filled with bubbling seawater and make excellent swimming holes at low tide!
Surrounded by a massive sand-blow, this is the deepest of the island’s lakes.
With the forest as a backdrop, this small and welcoming lake is home to many turtles, and great for an evening swim.
One of the island’s best-known freshwater lakes, McKenzie is a refreshing swimming spot and has good day facilities nearby.
Originally established as a forestry township, this beautiful rainforest area features a boardwalk that follows Wanggoolba Creek. It’s a great place to go for a bush walk and enjoy the forest.
The Fraser Island Great Walk runs between Dilli Village and Happy Valley and is 90km long (6-8 days). If this is not your style, it is possible to walk shorter, easier sections of the trail, including short strolls, half-day and full-day walks.