We call it the call of the wild, but Fraser Island really is a magnet for families as Rene from TogetherWeRoam recently found out. It's a special place where families can combine their love of wilderness and the great outdoors with their sense of adventure... and as Eurong is only accessible by 4x4, half the fun is in arriving along gorgeous 75-Mile Beach.
For those that arrive and want to settle in to their holiday without any more driving on the agenda, then the beach gutters out the front of the resort offer up some great family fishing. Our resident expert, Andrew, also recommends families head to the shallow gutters north (near Indian Head or the Maheno shipwreck) or south of the resort (near First Creek) to have a bit of fun. Whiting and Bream are plentiful in the warmer months and Swallowtail and Dart leap onto the lines all year round.
Lazy days can be spent poolside - which is just a stone's throw to Eurong's Bakery or splashing in our second resort pool near the casual Beach Bar. There's tennis courts for those that fancy a little more activity; themed nights in the Beach Bar (including Trivia and Dress Up nights) and arcade games. For those that want to take advantage of the balmy weather, Eurong has a shaded rotunda and BBQ area close by to the tennis courts that's great all year round. And, if the weather turns, ask us about the board games for hire from reception.
Families looking to explore the island will do well to base themselves at Eurong and head out into our World Heritage backyard. It's fairly easy to visit Fraser Island's southern lakes, which include McKenzie, Basin, Wabby, Jennings, Birrabeen and Boomanjin as well as the rainforests around Pile Valley, Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek. The island's gorgeous 75-Mile Beach is the backbone of the island and provides a sturdy track at low tide to explore the beachside northern attractions - The Pinnacles, Eli Creek, Lake Wabby, The Maheno, Indian Head and The Champagne Pools or Hook Point and the gutters to the south.
Our mates at Air Fraser Island often park up near Eurong beach (tides willing) and are happy to take families up for a bird's eye view of the world's largest sand island. Often, you'll spot sharks, Humpbacks (during the migration season), turtles and rays from the air. Plus, there's the thrill of taking off and landing on the beach!
At Eurong, we also understand that sometimes it is hard to get away for a long break, so we've got bed and barge and bed and brekkie deals for mini breaks and we offer generous discounts for longer stays.
Whatever Fraser Island adventure that you're planning with your loved ones, we can help!