Fraser Island Feature
Camping on Fraser Island
You can pitch a tent anywhere you don't see a "no camping" sign; there are four main public campgrounds—Central Station, Dundubara, and two at Waddy Point—that require you to book in advance. These campgrounds have fenced sites (advised if you have kids under 14), toilet blocks, drinking water, hot showers (some coin-operated), gas grills, phones, and other amenities. There are also smaller designated camping areas along Fraser Island's Great Walk, and a number of established beach campsites, all run by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. They have toilet blocks, picnic tables, and walking trails. Most lack drinking water, so bring plenty with you. Because the entire island is a World Heritage site, permits for camping (A$5 per person, per night) are required, and there's a maximum stay of 22 nights.
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service manages the island, and maintains ranger bases at Dundubara, Eurong, and Waddy Point.Updated: 07-2013
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