Last Updated on June 6, 2023

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fraser Island is one of Queensland’s most popular attractions for beach lovers and it’s no surprise that this incredible location – which is also the largest sand island in the entire world – is also a hotspot for sandboarding and dune sports.

There are different dunes suitable for sand boarding in Fraser Island, especially in the areas near Orchid Beach, Sandy Cape and Waddy Point.

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Sandboarding in Queensland
Sandboarding in Fraser Island, Queensland

Orchid Beach

Wonderful area with pristine beaches and stunning coastline in Fraser Island. A bit isolated but with great pubs and accommodation options.

Sandy Cape

Camp in the furthermost tip of Fraser Island with limited access via car. Plenty of vegetation with unique wildlife of loggerheads and green turtles, but sandboarding can be practiced on the dunes.

Waddy Point

One of the most easily accessible campsites in the island, with a beach for swimming, shop for basic necessities and lots of hiking spots with great views.


Video: Sandboarding in Fraser Island


Getting There

Fraser Island is located off the eastern coast of Australia. The largest major city near Fraser Island is Brisbane, which is located approximately 300 kilometers (186 miles) to the south.
To reach Fraser Island from Brisbane, you have a few options:

  • By Air: The nearest airport to Fraser Island is Hervey Bay Airport, which is approximately 2 hours drive from the island. From Brisbane, you can fly to Hervey Bay, and then rent a car or take a shuttle bus to the island.
  • By Bus: There are several bus companies that offer direct services from Brisbane to Hervey Bay, with transfers to Fraser Island. This option is a convenient and budget-friendly way to reach the island.
  • By Car: If you prefer to drive, you can rent a car in Brisbane and make the approximately 3-hour drive to Hervey Bay. From there, you can take a ferry to Fraser Island.


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