Great Sandy National Park - Queensland
Great Sandy National park, Fraser Island is a World heritage area and has a stunning array of coloured sands, beaches, fresh water lakes, tall forests and sand dunes, all of which are protected. Great Sandy National park lies between the coastal resort towns of Noosa Heads on the Sunshine Coast and Rainbow Beach approximately 3 hours North of Brisbane.
Because of its valuable coastal position, many rare and threatened species call it home. Relax by a freshwater lake, fish from the beach, or take a wander through the tall rainforest. There are walks for all ranges of fitness and stamina from short circuit walks to overnight hikes. For a less strenuous activity, why not picnic in the rainforest at Bymien, Mill Point or Figtree Point. Toilets, barbeques, and picnic tables are provided.
Marvel at the multicoloured sand cliffs at Teewah Coloured sands. The Cooloola Wilderness Trail has bush camping areas without facilities at Neebs and Wandi waterholes. Take fresh water and a fuel stove for the Trail, the Noosa River campsites, beach campsites and Poverty Point camping area. Open fires are not allowed. Camp at Harrys, Fig Tree Point, Freshwater, and at campsites along the Noosa River or along Teewah Beach. Picnic tables, toilets, barbecues, firewood and water are provided at Fig Tree Point and Harrys.
Please be sure to remove all rubbish. Access to the island is by four wheel drive only. Purchase camping and vehicle permits in advance obtainable from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services. Vehicle barges depart from Inskip Point and River Heads, while a vehicle barge and passenger launch leave from Hervey Bay's Urangan boat harbour.
(all photo's courtesy of Tourism Queensland)