Eliza Palms

About Fraser Island

Fraser Island is inscribed on the World Heritage list “in recognition of its natural values as an outstanding example representing significant ongoing ecological and biological processes and as an example of superlative natural phenomena ”, - Fraser Island is truly a place that presents an amazing array of natural wonders ... long beaches, dramatic coloured-sand cliffs, natural sandblows, rocky headlands and pristine freshwater lakes and streams are just some of the Island’s natural features.

Fraser Island is an island located along the southern coast of Queensland, Australia, approximately 300 kilometres north of Brisbane.
The island is considered to be the largest sand island in the world at 1840 km². It is also Queensland's largest island, Australia's sixth largest island and the largest island on the East Coast of Australia.

It spans 124 kilometres and covers an area of 163,000 hectares. It is a place of Fraser island is a place of exceptional beauty, with its long uninterrupted white beaches flanked by strikingly coloured sand cliffs, and over 100 freshwater lakes, some tea-coloured and others clear and blue all ringed by white sandy beaches. Ancient rainforests grow in sand along the banks of fast-flowing, crystal-clear creeks.
Seventy-Five Mile Beach is strewn with attractions including cliffs of coloured sands, fast-flowing freshwater creeks and even a shipwreck rusting on the beach.

The beach highway doubles as a landing strip for planes making joy flights, and the fishing is some of the best in the world.
Be charmed by its unique environment; and be captivated by its rich Aboriginal heritage and colourful European history - it is this combination that have made Fraser Island one of the most rare and mysterious features of the Queensland coastline. There is no place quite like Fraser Island. A visit will have you marveling at its unspoilt beauty

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.

Whale Watching:

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

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.

Lake Allom

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.

Eli Creek

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.

Kingfisher Bay

Sheltered coastline, impressive views across the Great Sandy Strait and historical sites are all within easy walking distance of Kingfisher Bay.

Lake Wabby

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.

Lake McKenzie

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.

Central Station

Many walks leave from Central Station. Stroll through the rainforest along Wanggollba Creek boardwalks, and stand among some impressive satinay trees in Pile Valley.

Lake Boomanjin

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.

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