Fraser Island K'gari
Fraser Island K'gari

In light of the royals Harry and Meghan’s visit to Fraser Island, we thought it was high time to add more campsites to the App and CAMPS 10. In addition to Cathedrals on Fraser listed in Caravan Parks 4, we now have four more campgrounds and six dump points listed!

First thing to note – K’gari Fraser Island travel is only suited to high clearance, off road 4WDs only – there are soft sandy and rough tracks. Vehicle permits are required. Prebook trailer sites – they are limited, and if in holiday time, well ahead, Fraser can be booked solid. NPWS do not even mention off road caravans as an option on their website. 

Secondly, please check the conditions reports from NPWS and tide times. You don’t want to be travelling up the beach close to high tide. Look out for wash outs, as well. Follow the dingo guideline advice.

Waddy Point – Heatley and I stayed here, right on the beach! Just north of Indian Head, you can choose from beachfront or sites within the fenced enclosure (to keep dingos out) with amenities. Brings coins for showers and your own firewood (check fire restrictions).

Dundubara – 75 km north of the barge landing at Hook Point, this campground is fenced in the coastal woodland, and you’ll find a dump point. 

Central Station – Even if you don’t stay here, you must visit! Only 8 km west of Eurong, these sites are fenced, and in the rainforest. A magical place. 

Wathumba – This unfenced site is on the north western side of the island, a favourite for boaties, you really need high clearance and off road to get here. Bring insect repellant also. 

There are plenty more sites for self contained travellers – most behind the foredunes, note that many campsites are listed for tent only or walk in. Refer to the NPWS brochure.

A warning – as a ‘local’ (one of the campsites is only 45 km north of us) we know you don’t swim on the beach here. Yes there are rips aplenty in this unpatrolled island, but I  would be more concerned about the sharks. Keep your togs for the lakes and creeks!

K’gari is the traditional land of the Butchulla people. There is much to learn about the culture, history and geography of the island, and the best way to soak it all in is to walk on the many tracks, swim in as as many lakes and enjoy views from the sandblows. 

Eli Creek
Eli Creek
Maheno Wreck
Maheno Wreck

Find out more about budget and free camping sites, or caravan parks throughout Australia in the CAMPS guide books, CAMPS Pendium boxed set and CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App.

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