Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Fraser Island is ready to explore

The island views, lake and forests display a scene truly unique to Fraser Island. This walkable city allures visitors with its local tours and camping. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Fraser Island

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Fraser Island a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Reefworld Aquarium (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • WetSide Water Education Park (19.9 mi / 32 km)
  • Hervey Bay Golf and Country Club (20.9 mi / 33.6 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Fraser Island

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, December, February, January and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 81°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Fraser Island

Travelers appreciate the island views and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what Fraser Island has to offer. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Fraser Island is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Allom (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Eli Creek (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Seventy-Five Mile Beach (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Hervey Bay Botanic Garden (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Hammerstone Sandblows (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Lake McKenzie (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Fraser Island

The nearest airport is in Hervey Bay, QLD (HVB), located 18.5 mi (29.8 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Fraser Island?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 358 vacation rentals near Fraser Island. From 243 Houses to 13 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fraser Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Fraser Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fraser Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Hervey Bay: 279 vacation rentals
  • Great Barrier Reef: 2,516 vacation rentals
  • Rainbow Beach: 202 vacation rentals
  • Toogoom: 151 vacation rentals
  • Oceania: 62,767 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Fraser Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Fraser Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fraser Island:

  • Hervey Bay: 279 rentals
  • Rainbow Beach: 202 rentals
  • Toogoom: 151 rentals
  • Burrum Heads: 110 rentals
  • Urangan: 114 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Fraser Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Fraser Island are:

  • Orchid Beach Airport (OKB): 18 vacation rentals
  • Hervey Bay Airport (HVB): 205 vacation rentals
  • Maryborough Airport (MBH): 108 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Fraser Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Fraser Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rainbow Beach: 201 rentals
  • Lake McKenzie: 158 rentals
  • Eurong Beach: 73 rentals
  • Inskip Point: 200 rentals
  • Station Square Shopping Centre: 25 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fraser Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.