Top Fraser Island camping part 1

Top Fraser Island camping part 1
Camping with a camper trailer on Fraser Island is a breeze as there are over 40 camping areas for you to choose from (in addition to privately run facilities), with and without dingo deterrent fences.

Dingo deterrent fenced camping areas

Central Station camping area

Number of sites: 40 tent sites and 15 camper trailer sites
Location: southern end of Fraser Island, 8km west of Eurong
Suitable for: off-road camper trailers and tents
Camp site surface: sand
Facilities: flushing toilets, $2 coin-operated hot showers and washing-up facilities. You will also find rubbish bins at the camping area entrance
Fires: prohibited
Mobile phone coverage: No

Dundubara camping area
Number of sites: 42 tent sites and 5 camper trailer sites
Location: central east coast of Fraser Island, 75km north of the Hook Point barge landing area
Suitable for: off-road camper trailers and tents
Camp site surface: sand and grass
Facilities: flushing toilets, $2 coin-operated hot showers, picnic tables, water taps (untreated) and washing-up facilities. You will find rubbish, recycling bins and portable toilet waste disposal facility 1km north of the Dundubara entrance track at QPWS waste transfer station on the beach
Fires: Permitted in the provided communal fire rings only. Please check local fire bans beforehand
Mobile phone coverage: Not in the campground but there is just a short walk away, near the Dundubara office

Lake Boomanjin camping area
Number of sites: no defined sites. Large open area
Location: along the Southern Lakes Scenic Drive, southern inland section end of Fraser Island. 18km south of Central Station
Suitable for: tents. Walk-in camping only
Camp site surface: sand and grass
Facilities: toilets, picnic tables and washing-up facilities.
Fires: prohibited
Mobile phone coverage: No

Waddy Point top camping area
Number of sites: 25 tent sites and 6 camper trailer sites
Location: north-east coast of Fraser Island, 5km north of Indian Head

Suitable for: off-road camper trailers and tents
Campsite surface: sand and grass
Facilities: flushing toilets, $2 coin-operated hot showers, picnic tables, water taps (untreated) and washing-up facilities. You will find rubbish and recycling bins at the QPWS waste transfer station on the southern entrance to Orchid Beach township
Fires: Permitted in the provided communal fire rings only. Please check local fire bans beforehand.
Mobile phone coverage: No
*Important: between Indian Head and Waddy Point it is soft sand and rough track conditions. Make sure your vehicle is powerful enough for the trailer you are towing.

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To enjoy million-dollar views and fully embrace the island life on a small budget, camping on Fraser Island is the way to go. It is important to note, though that when camping in any of the unfenced Fraser Island camping areas, please be mindful and dingo safe.

There is plenty of other accommodation options if camping on Fraser Island doesn’t get you excited. You can stay at the resort, backpackers hostel, hire a house or stay in one of the caravan parks like we did.

We genuinely recommend camping with a camper or hybrid caravan. We are avid campers ourselves and built our trailers to meet our needs on trips and experiences such as this.

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