How to get there
Fraser Island is 3 hours north of Brisbane and is just off the shores of Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach. There are two car ferries that can get you to the Island, 1 just down the road from Hervey bay and the other from Inskip point near Rainbow Beach.
The SS Maheno, once a prominent ocean liner owned by the Union Company of New Zealand, plied the waters of the Tasman Sea, shuttling passengers and cargo between New Zealand and Australia for three decades, from 1905 to 1935. Notably, it played a pivotal role during World War I when it served as His Majesty's New Zealand Hospital Ship No. 1, repurposed by the New Zealand Naval Forces to provide crucial medical support during the conflict. Today, the SS Maheno now rests on the beaches of Fraser Island, its final resting place, a haunting and iconic relic of maritime history.
Champagne Pools was an absolute delight to explore and swim in. The natural rock pools gave off a relaxing spa-like vibe, as the crashing waves danced upon the rocks, conjuring up effervescent bubbles reminiscent of champagne in these captivating pools.
Eli Creek was another incredible highlight of the journey. This pristine freshwater creek, with its crystal-clear waters flowing into the ocean, was nothing short of breathtaking. The real adventure, though, was hopping onto some inflatables and effortlessly drifting downstream with the gentle current. But if that wasn't your cup of tea, you could just as easily unwind in a camp chair, dipping your toes into the unbelievably clear waters while soaking in the mesmerizing surroundings.