Ogling at the Orchid Beach Fraser Island Thirsty for adventure or simply wanting to escape the city stress? If you’re wondering what’s the best place to check out, then consider coming to Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island. Here you can drive 4W to the colored sand cliffs of The Cathedrals, surf with the waves, spot marine life, swim in crystal clear waters, or make your way via incredible flights on the island’s famed 75 Mile Beach. Look for best homes sunshine coast. With all the promise of a good time happening in Fraser Island, you may be wondering where to stay for the entirety of the trip. Well, need not to worry as Orchid Beach’s fabulous accommodations are waiting to be experienced. A Peak at the Orchid Nestled on the northern part of the ‘Heritage Listed’ Fraser Island and off the Queensland’s coast near Hervey bay, Orchid Beach is a popular holiday destination. You can find a number of privately owned houses which are available for rent on the Orchid Beach, and it features an assortment of accommodation and rates. A stay in one of the Orchid Beach’s accommodations means quality moments well-spent. Each of the rental properties will provide privacy and crowd-free seclusion, and there’s an option to simply kick back and relax while enjoying the breathtaking views. Or, if you prefer some action, you can go fishing on excellent fishing spots nearby Waddy Point. Get more information on house builders sunshine coast. The Orchid Beach area is a strategic place to enjoy Fraser Island’s best: chillax and take a walk on the beautiful white sandy beaches while visiting the freshwater Ocean Lake. Take a plunge at the renowned Champagne Pools with the blue ocean and vast sky as your backdrop. Also, from the Orchid Beach, you can explore the vastness of Fraser Island by foot or by 4 Wheel Drive. How to Get to Orchid Beach From Brisbane From Brisbane, drive to Gympie until you reach the Rainbow Beach (around 3 and 1/2 hours drive). When you get there, ask for a permit from the Ranger's Office (open from 7am - 4pm, seven days a week). Take an hour to refuel, get permit, and for traveling to Inskip Point barge. As many frequent visitors would tell you, it is best to reach Inskip one hour before low tide. The reason behind it is to give you the smoothest trip up the beach. After getting on the island, drive for two hours towards the eastern beach at low tide to finally reach the Orchid Beach. From Maryborough/Hervey Bay Coming from Maryborough, take the wheel to Hervey Bay (about 3 1/2 hours drive north from Brisbane). Before leaving Hervey Bay, you need to refuel the car and shop for supplies. Once you reach the barge point, you can now get your visitors permit from the office. It is recommended that you purchase a map of Fraser Island and a tyre pressure gauge. Remember it’s on Fraser Island's western shore that vehicle barges depart from Urangan Boat Harbour to Moon Point. This is also applies from River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek and Kingfisher Bay. As the barges have timetables, therefore an early booking is crucial. Drive across the island to the eastern beach and follow the signs to Indian Head towards the Orchid Beach. Typically, the whole trip takes about 3 hours from Hervey Bay. Via Air If you don’t want the hassle of the long road trips, then you can fly direct to the airstrip at Orchid Beach. The charter flights are available from most towns including Hervey Bay, Maroochydore, and Brisbane. The airstrip of Orchid Beach is facilitated by Air Fraser Island which is based in Hervey Bay. With just a quick 15 min flight, you can reach the Orchid Bay in no time. Simply, Fraser Island has it all. For the outdoorsy types, there are bushwalking treats waiting as Fraser Island is adorned with rainforest growing from the sand (yes, on sands!). The heath lands are full of wild flowers perfect for taking pictures. Visit the spectacular lakes, have a picnic next to the turtles, and spot the gigantic whales passing by. All these could be yours by just staying at the fantastic Orchid Beach!
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Published on Jun 5, 2012
Thirsty for adventure or simply wanting to escape the city stress? If you’re wondering what’s the best place to check out, then consider com...