Visited Fraser Island in March 2008 with the Cool Dingo Tours. They are a brilliant company to go with. I was traveling on my own but was made comfortable and made lots of friends. Fraser Island is beautiful and is well worth a visit.
When traveling to Fraser Island, you will need to have your own four-wheel-drive vehicle. There is really no way around this, given that there are no roads and for the most part you are driving over sandy and rough terrain, unless of course you are driving along the longest beach highway in the world along the eastern coast of the island. You can hire them to drive out of Hervey Bay or Rainbow Beach, which are the two towns that have ferries that take you over to Fraser Island.
Fraser Island itself is considered the worlds largest sand island and is anchored by a large series of rocks towards the northern end. It is home to an incredibly diverse range of geological features and animals, including dingoes. Some of the major points of interest from a geological to visit on Fraser Island include Lake Mackenzie, Lake Wabby, the Champagne Pools, and the Aboriginal etchings that can be found at the red rocks just off the beach highway. Also of interest is the Maheno Shipwreck, which washed up on the shore around fifty years ago and is rapidly disappearing with corrosion.
Hostels on Fraser Island are scattered all over the island. Any location is going to be quite isolated and will have a very quiet vibe. There are no real "towns" as such on the island, just odd shops for food, and for refueling that are very expensive. Supplies here are also limited, so it is best to organize your food and anything else that you may need for the trip in one of the mainland towns before you go to keep costs down.
It is and incredibly exquisite place to visit and you will need several days to get around it all, up to a week to get around it properly.
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