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9 reasons why a weekend on Fraser Island should be at the top of your list

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Can’t wait for those summer vibes? Fraser Island is the place to be now and when things start warming up. Here’s why:

1. You can cool off in the crystal-clear waters of Lake McKenzie

The silica sand is so pure that it acts as a filter, giving the water incredible clarity.

2. Sand dunes for days

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In fact, Fraser Island is the biggest sand island with World Heritage status so of course it’s riddled with sweet dunes.

3. Meet the local ‘good boy’

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Well, he’s not the only one. There are a few dingos on the island.

4. Float down Eli Creek

Eli Creek on Fraser Island

Yet another crystal-clear waterway (there’s heaps). However, this one meets the ocean and pours about four million litres of fresh water into the sea every hour!

5. Marvel at this ol’ gal

The S.S. Maheno beached on Fraser Island in 1935 and its rusting wreck makes for one sweet pic.

6. Chill in this natural jacuzzi

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The waves crash into the pools and once they settle, you’re left with fizzing foam. Hence their name: Champagne Pools.

7. Have yourself a whaley cool experience

From August to October, you can watch humpback whales nurture their playful calves in Fraser Island’s protective waters.

8. Enjoy a summer sunset with #bae

Fraser Island is 123km of natural sand beauty, so it’d be wrong not to sit on the beach and watch the sun disappear into the ocean.

9. The real starry night

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Photo by @deanheliotis

(Excuse the van Gogh pun) But seriously though, the beauty continues even after dusk.

Already planning your trip? Here’s how you can spend 48 glorious hours on Fraser Island.

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