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Great Sandy National Park. QLD


Great Sandy National Park - Queensland
Great Sandy National park, Fraser Island is a World heritage area and has a stunning array of coloured sands, beaches, fresh water lakes, tall forests and sand dunes, all of which are protected. Great Sandy National park lies between the coastal resort towns of Noosa Heads on the Sunshine Coast and Rainbow Beach approximately 3 hours North of Brisbane.

Because of its valuable coastal position, many rare and threatened species call it home.  Relax by a freshwater lake, fish from the beach, or take a wander through the tall rainforest.  There are walks for all ranges of fitness and stamina from short circuit walks to overnight hikes. For a less strenuous activity, why not picnic in the rainforest at Bymien, Mill Point or Figtree Point. Toilets, barbeques, and picnic tables are provided. 

Marvel at the multicoloured sand cliffs at Teewah Coloured sands. The Cooloola Wilderness Trail has bush camping areas without facilities at Neebs and Wandi waterholes. Take fresh water and a fuel stove for the Trail, the Noosa River campsites, beach campsites and Poverty Point camping area. Open fires are not allowed. Camp at Harrys, Fig Tree Point, Freshwater, and at campsites along the Noosa River or along Teewah Beach. Picnic tables, toilets, barbecues, firewood and water are provided at Fig Tree Point and Harrys.

Please be sure to remove all rubbish. Access to the island is by four wheel drive only. Purchase camping and vehicle permits in advance obtainable from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services.  Vehicle barges depart from Inskip Point and River Heads, while a vehicle barge and passenger launch leave from Hervey Bay's Urangan boat harbour.

(all photo's courtesy of Tourism Queensland)

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Coloured Sands
Marvel at the coloured sand hills on Cooloolah and Fraser Island
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Take a boat tour through the nature of Cooloolah Everglades
Excellent fishing is available along the entire coast fo Great Sandy NP
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Fraser Island is full of excellent walking trails, with forests, lakes and beach
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Things to do Great Sandy NP
fishing, bushwalking, sightseeing, photography, swimming, ranger tours, diving and snorkelling, whale watching, boat tours, canoeing, four wheel driving.

Best times of year to visit Great Sandy NP
Year round. Very busy at Christmas / New Year holidays

Location of Great Sandy NP.
North of Brisbane - 200km
or via Cooloolah from Brisbane - 250km

Access to Great Sandy NP.
Drive to Cooloolah from Noosa via four wheel drive or boat. From vehicular ferry from Inskip point or launch. 4wd only on the island. Airstrip on Fraser island.

Size of Great Sandy NP.
220,000 ha

Contacts for Camping on Great Sandy NP.
Queensland Government Camping
QPWS Rainbow Beach - 07 5486 3160 or

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