Fraser Island's breath taking beauty and unique ecology makes it one of the most sought after destinations in Australia.
Beautiful pristine beaches and sparkling freshwater lakes, cool and peaceful rainforests with huge trees over 1,000
years old, swampy wetlands full of wild flowers and vast ever changing sand dunes all can all be found within one or two hours
drive of Orchid Beach.
There are over 325 species of birds on Fraser Island including Australia's stork, the Jabiru. For bird watchers see Birds seen by Nancy 2012. There are also wallabies, possums flying foxes, echidnas, as well as eastern Australia's purest population of dingo. A unique species of tortoise can be found in many of the freshwater lakes, and the warm waters surrounding the island attract dugong, dolphins and turtles.
The magnificent humpback whales visit between August and November can be seen from the verandah of Kgari breaching off Waddy Point. In this same period Fraser Island and particularly Orchid Beach offers some of the best tailor fishing in Australia.