Whale Watching Fraser Island

Whale Watching on Fraser Island – Celebrating the Giants of the Ocean

Cathedrals On Fraser is coming alive every year as nature enthusiasts from all over share in the magical experience of whale watching on Fraser Island. Annually these giants of the ocean migrate past the Australian coast, putting up a spectacular show.

Tips Regarding Fraser Island Whale Watching

The brute power and size of these mammals of the ocean are overwhelming. Yet they remain vulnerable to the impact of humanity. It is hard not to be completely mesmerised by their appearance, always leaving the onlooker with a sense of longing to see more.

  • Always make sure to book your stay during the right time of the year. Humpback whales are migrating past our coastline from July to October, also referred to as whale watching season. During this time, you’ll be able to notice them lingering in the water just behind the breakers.
  • When you book through one of the local whale-watching cruises, remember to pack sunscreen. A day out in the sun can be harsh on your skin, and you still want to have loads of fun exploring the outdoors of our island.
  • Even if you’re not usually suffering from motions sickness, it is best to pack some meds anyway. You don’t want to spoil your cruise by feeling queasy while hanging over the side of the boat.

Always behave respectful towards nature. We are mere observers of the whales in their habitat and should respect it as such.

Related Services We Provide to Fraser Island Whale Watching

Whale watching is only one of many activities we have on our island.

  • Our camping site offers you a convenient stay only a short walk away from the best fishing spots where you can dip your lines with tremendous success. Whales aren’t the only sea life our shores are blessed with as it is alive with many different kinds of fish living in the surrounding surf gutters.
  • Our camping site is entirely fenced-in to keep dingoes out, offering you the safety to wander off to do some bird watching.
  • The landscape and seascape of the island is simply breath-taking and make for some of the best wildlife and nature photography.

Our campsite offers all the conveniences to make it feel like home. We have power, hot showers and flushing toilets, a laundry and a café — everything you might need to have an enjoyable stay in an island paradise.

Fun Facts About Cathedrals On Fraser

  • We’ve been around since the late ‘70s.
  • We are always upgrading and improving our facilities.
  • Our campsite offers all the convenience and comfort you might need.
  • The site is mobile-friendly.
  • The on-site general store is the perfect place to shop for groceries, gas and even pharmaceuticals.

Come for a convenient stay and relax in nature.

Make your online booking and escape the rushed reality of modern-day living.

General safety information

Safe Driving on Fraser Island

Aim to travel two hours either side of low tide wherever possible. Ensure you are not driving on the beach two hours either side of high tide.

It is recommended that you reduce tyre pressure before you get to Fraser Island. This is even more important if you are towing (don’t forget to reduce your trailer/caravan tyre pressures too!) If you are an inexperienced driver or towing a trailer or caravan, we recommend taking the Mantaray barge out of Rainbow Beach to avoid the need to take an inland track. Generally, the eastern beach route will be a smoother journey. During dry weather the sand at Inskip Point can become very soft and vehicles can easily get bogged getting on and off the barge.

For more tips on sand driving, visit here.

Emergency Contacts

In an emergency, dial 000.  If you don’t have mobile reception try 112. Help can be hours away, so carry a well-stocked first aid kit and medical supplies.

Fraser Island Police (Eurong): 4123 7911
Tow Truck Services (Eurong): 4127 9449 or 0428 353 164
Fraser Island Taxi: 4127 9188

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