For those wanting to experience a beautiful Australian sunrise, Fraser Island is a top destination, specifically Waddy Point. Located on the northern edge of Fraser Island, this scenic cove is popular for those who want to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors as well as active pursuits like fishing, camping, surfing, body boarding, swimming, boating and hiking to attractions like Lake McKenzie, Conner’s Corner or the Champagne Pools. Photographers can enjoy the bayside views of Sandy Cape and Fraser Island’s only lighthouse, while wildlife enthusiasts can see stingray, fish, sea turtles, sharks and a variety of birdlife.
Because of its secluded location visitors can partake in outdoor recreation or beach solitude away from the island’s more touristy offerings. For those looking to stay overnight at Waddy Point but don’t want to camp you can book a room at the Waddy Lodge Fraser Island. The accommodation sits right on the water and operates under an eco-friendly philosophy, meaning solar power and no television, phone or computer so you can truly experience nature.
Waddy Point is accessible by 4WD vehicle. If coming from the southern tip of Fraser Island you’ll drive along the beach for approximately two hours to reach Waddy Point. Many people partake in camping here, and you can apply for a permit through the Queensland Government Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing website.