Western beach of Fraser Island

Fraser Island is so diverse in its landscape, from the long white sandy beaches and dunes, coloured sand cliffs, swamps and freshwater lakes to bush and rainforests, there is so much to offer.

Take a drive over to the Western Beach and you’ll feel like you are in another world, it’s the complete opposite to the Eastern Beach ….. remote, unspoilt, very few people and very flat water, compared to the rough waves on the eastern beach.

One of the reasons it’s so unspoilt is that it doesn’t get the same amount of  tourists as other areas of the island do. It’s relatively remote, the sand is very soft and there are numerous creek crossings. Time your visit wrongly by not checking the tides and you could easily find yourself bogged, submerged or stranded until the tide goes down.

Well that’s exactly what we did on Friday. Tides times were good on both sides of the island for a day trip to the western beach.

Our friends, Leah and Brendan were camping on the western beach so we called in to check out their campsite, wow! Right on the water, surrounded by a clear creek perfect for swimming or floating down. They certainly had a great spot.

You are unable to drive the whole length of the western beach, but we drove as far north as you can and stopped for an early lunch on our own section of beach without another person in sight.

Dinner Friday night was Beer and pizza night!  Homemade pizza made in the Webber, yum!  Sometimes you just need to compromise when camping and if that means using a tin of canned capsicum as a rolling pin, then you just go with it!

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