Things to Do
Around Orchid Beach:
Orchid Beach is located in beautiful sheltered Marloo Bay, north Fraser Island. Due to its remote location, and there being no resort hotel in the area, it is out of range of heavy beach traffic, tour buses and day-trippers. There is a vehicle free beach between Waddy Point and Champagne Pools which is very popular for families.
Eliza Palms holiday rental units are just a five minute walk to beautiful beaches and is in the vicinity Indian Head, Champagne Pools, Waddy Point, Ngkala Rocks and Ocean Lake.
Fish for bream, whiting and flathead all year round, and tailor when in season.
Waddy Point has many shallow lagoons that are ideal for swimming.
Orchid Beach is a great place to take your holiday and whale watch in the winter months. Whales can often be seen breaching close to Waddy Point.
A little farther afield:
Ocean Lake is home to a variety of water birds taking advantage of the reeds and undisturbed sections of the lake. Nearby, an easy walk through cypress, banksia and melaleuca woodland offers a good lookout with panoramic views.
Tucked into a rainforest hollow, this lake offers a cool respite from the beach environment. A circult track around the lake meanders through a variety of plant communities. Wait on the viewing platform and watch for freshwater turtles.
Cool off next to this crystal clear freshwater creek that flows through vegetated banks and out to the beach. Watch for eels and frogs from the boardwalk, and see small fish swimming against the current.
Sheltered coastline, impressive views across the Great Sandy Strait and historical sites are all within easy walking distance of Kingfisher Bay.
The deepest lake on Fraser Island, its shore lies at the advancing edge of the Hammerstone Sandblow. Drive around and up to the ridge above the lake, where a short walk takes you to a splendid lookout offering a view of this barrage lake and the sandblow that is slowly engulfing it.
This inland, perched lake is a popular site. White sand and sparking blue waters attract many visitors. Parking is limited – best to visit before 10.30am or after 2.30pm.
Many walks leave from Central Station. Stroll through the rainforest along Wanggollba Creek boardwalks, and stand among some impressive satinay trees in Pile Valley.
Ths is the largest perched lake in the world covering almost 200ha. Its waters are stained brown by tannins leached from the vegetation.
There are many more sites to discover on Fraser Island – make Eliza Palms your accommodation base and discover them for yourself.