Plan a Girls Getaway
Fraser Island, with its stunning crystal clear freshwaters, lush rainforest and incredible coastline, is certainly a great place to go on an epic adventure. And if you can bring the girls along, that'd make it even better. But with so many things to do and see, it can be tricky to know where to start when it comes to organising your trip. So, we've put together a handy guide to help you out and make your girls weekend in Fraser Island unforgettable.
Where to go?
1. Lake Mackenzie
Lake McKenzie is a crystal clear, freshwater lake perched high on a dune surrounded by white, soft sandy beaches. It's the perfect spot to enjoy a nice, relaxing swim. There are boardwalks from the parking area to the beach.
2. Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Visit the incredible Seventy-Five Mile Beach right on the action for some of the best beach fishing in the world. The surf that gutters along the ocean beaches provide all-season angling and are great for beginners and families. You may even get to see one of the island's famous pure-bred dingoes but remember to keep your distance
3. Champagne pools
Swimming in the Champagne Pools is a must do in the island natural jacuzzi pools formed by waves crashing into rock pools. The depth of the pools depends on tides and weather, and it's one of the most popular watering holes on island. Please note that footwear is needed due to the sharp rocks.
4. Eli Creek
You'll certainly have lots of fun floating down the cool, fast-flowing fresh water of Eli Creek as it rushes all the way to the beach. The best part is you never know which way the creek will flow, as it changes regularly depending on conditions.
5. Lake Wabby
Trek across the Hammerstone Sandblow from the beach to swim in the fresh water of Lake Wabby a true oasis in a desert. Make sure you have walking shoes, plenty of water, sunscreen and a hat before you head out, as it can get pretty warm out there on the dunes.
6. Climb Indian Head
Fraser Island is a great destination for those who love a cool trek. Climb Indian Head for spectacular views both north and south along the coast. Whales, dolphins, turtles, sharks and other marine wildlife can also be spotted from up here.
7. Bird watching
Make sure you're looking up and don't miss the island's unique birds. Thanks to its diverse range of habitats, Fraser Island is a bird watchers' paradise an incredible 354 different bird species can be found in the island many considered rare or vulnerable and many subject to international bird migratory treaties.
8. Whale watching
Keep an eye out for these majestic beings from the coast of Seventy-Five Mile Beach between June and October. On the western side, Fraser Island provides shelter for some of the best calm water whale watching anywhere in the world so you'll get the best view possible! You can also take a whale watching cruise if you'd want to experience it first hand.
Where to eat?
Head to Seabelle for a great night out. Located at Kingfisher Bay, and specialises in cooking with Australian bush foods think Barramundi wrapped in Pandanus, Queensland grilled kangaroo loin, Thai spicy duck in red curry or Singaporean-style sand crab. Their menu is innovative, fun and mouth-watering, and the service is top notch. The best part is, all desserts are one of a kind.
Sand Bar and Bistro is the perfect place if you're after a relaxed, laid-back meal. Think chicken and bacon pizza or chicken breast parmy both quite reasonably-priced. Sand Bar and Bistro also features a delicious seafood selection. All meals come with great service, and a smile is guaranteed as part of the experience.
3. Maheno Restaurant
Located within the Kingfisher Resort, Maheno Restaurant will surely take your tastebuds on a trip. A great choice for a buffet dinner, you're able to choose your main meal from a menu plus all of the accompanying elements are available on the buffet. A great value for money. And last but not least the staff are very hospitable and friendly.
Head to Satinay if you're after great food paired with great customer service. Meals are served in bistro style, and portions are quite big so make sure you get there ready to feast! Staff are very accommodating, and customer service is top-tier.
5. McKenzie's Restaurant
Food is plentiful in McKenzie's Restaurant buffet and quite varied too. You could also go with their a la carte menu, and paired your meal with some very affordable cocktails. Expect the staff to be incredibly helpful and ready to serve you with a big smile on their faces.
Fraser Island is the perfect spot to go for an unforgettable adventure with your girlfriends. We hope this guide helped you with organising your trip. And be sure to visit Pialba Place to catch some entertainment and go shopping on your trip.
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