Your best bet for making the most of a trip to Fraser Island

Once you’ve decided to visit Fraser Island, you really can’t lose, but in the spirit of Melbourne Cup Day, we’ve taken a look at the fashion trends and handy tips that can ensure you make your trip to Fraser truly memorable and enjoyable.

Fashions on Fraser: The attire on Fraser Island is more casual and downright “laid-back”. You won’t find any three-piece suits, or ties of any description (unless you’re attending a fabulous Fraser Island wedding) which is a big part of its appeal. 

Fraser Island is the ultimate island destination where you don’t have to “keep up with the Jones’s”, there’s no need for high heels or business shirts, work boots or school uniforms- just relax in whatever feels comfortable and enjoy the feeling of sand between your toes.  

Hats: While Cup Day is traditionally a time for making “statements” when it comes to headgear, on Fraser Island we take a more practical approach. Hats still come in a range of shapes, sizes and colours- you may not see many hats adorned in feathers, but you can find Cool Dingo caps that come complete with dingo ears, and Akubras so cool they’ve gained their own fan base! 

Cool Dingo Tour Guide Davy rocks his Akubra
on Fraser Island
 Spring Carnival: In Victoria, sports fans fill    the month between  the footy Grand Final    and the first International Cricket Test with a  mix of motor sport and racing events- here  on Fraser Island, we host a Spring carnival  all of our own- which includes the annual    “Whale parade” where thousands of  Humpbacks arrive off our shores and put on  an incredible display frolicking in the calm  waters of Hervey Bay. Our famous Fraser Island dingoes are also usually in pup during the September/October months, meaning mums and their litters are taking their first big steps out of the den. Our native trees and flowers come into bloom, filling the island with fabulous colours and offering plenty of tasty treats for the island’s wildlife.

Horsepower: When you holiday on Fraser Island it doesn’t matter whether you know your sprinters from your stayers, but when it comes to getting around the world’s largest sand island horsepower matters. 

With 1500 kilometres of sand tracks, Fraser Island national park is only accessible by 4WD vehicles with a higher level of clearance to navigate around the island. If you don’t own a four-wheel drive, or aren’t comfortable driving around the rugged island tracks, the team at Fraser Explorer Tours and Cool Dingo Tours have got your covered, with their mega 4WD buses- you’ll see all the most amazing spots on Fraser Island and not have to worry about driving!

Champagne pools and lots of bubbles: While the punters on Cup Day sip on glasses of bubbles, Fraser Island has its own answer to the fountains of Moet that won't leave you with a crippling hangover! Located on the northern end of 75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island's natural rock pools at Indian Head bubble and fizz as the waves crash onto the shore

Known as Champagne Pools, these amazing natural spas are one of the best places to take a dip on Fraser. 

Fraser Island’s nightlife: No matter whether you’re camping on the sand dunes, enjoying the creature comforts of a resort hotel room, or nestled amongst the treetops in a self-contained villa or house on Fraser Island, you only have to step outside once the sun goes down to discover that the island has a pretty amazing nightlife full of nocturnal creatures. If you’ve ever wondered what the marine life get up to after dark, or you’re keen to find out where some of the island’s critters are lurking, you can join a ranger fora night walk at Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Of course, if you’re keen to know all the best spots to kick on and enjoy a drink on Fraser, Eurong Beach Resort’s Beach Bar and new-look McKenzie’s Bar are located on the Eastern surf side of Fraser. On the Western side, Kingfisher Bay Resort has four bars and restaurants to suit every age and taste from stunning bush tucker cocktails, sensational food  and an impressive wine list at SeabelleRestaurant, to bubbles at the aptly named Sunset Bar and poolside cocktails at the Sand Bar and Maheno Bar and Restaurant. There’s even a purpose-made bar- The Dingo Bar- for Cool Kids’ on a Cool Dingo Tour.