Monday, February 8, 2016

10 romantic things to do on Fraser Island

If men are from Mars, and women are from Venus- there's no better place on Earth to spend Valentine's Day than Fraser Island. 

Whether your ideal escape involves rugged adventures or total relaxation, you can have the best of both worlds with a visit to this World Heritage-listed wonder. 

1. Take a dip in Champagne Pools 
Tucked in behind Indian Head on Fraser Island's eastern side, the Champagne Pools are a natural jacuzzi. Waves roll in and crash onto the cool, clear rock pools offering all the pop and fizz of champagne. 

Image: Gypsie Lust Photo- Visit Fraser Coast 


2. Share a picnic on 75 Mile Beach 

With plenty of sunshine, cool breezes and endless beaches Fraser Island is the ideal spot for a romantic picnic for two. Pop a bottle of bubbly, or simply pack up some cheese and crackers and make tracks down Australia's best beach highway. If you're looking for something extra fancy without the hassle, our good friends at Eurong Beach Resort can pre-pack hampers to take with you for the day. 

Image: Rob Annersley 

3. Take the tracks less travelled 
Take an exit off the beach highway and discover some of Fraser Island's most secluded spots. With a trusty map (and navigator), a sense of adventure and a four-wheel drive there's plenty of idyllic spots- like this one at Woody Point- to explore. 
Be sure to check the tide times and island conditions before heading out to discover your own piece of paradise. 

Image: Woody Point- Visit Fraser Coast
4. Take a walk on the wild side
There's no denying Fraser Island's beaches are some of the world's best, but if you're looking to discover another side to the island, take a trek through the World Heritage-listed rainforest. With crystal clear freshwater creeks running through tranquil, pristine rainforest, you'll fall in love with the breath-taking natural beauty that lies in the heart of Fraser Island.

Image: Kingfisher B


5. Discover  the magic of Sunset Beach 
As the sun starts to drop, there are few places more amazing to watch the sunset than on the western side of Fraser Island. Head down to the jetty at Kingfisher Bay Resort, relax with a cool drink and take in the show. If you want to add a little something extra, grab yourself a table down on the sand and share a  cheese and prawn platter as the sun dips below the horizon. 


6. Splash out in a resort villa with a private spa 
If you want to treat yourself and your partner, book yourselves into your own private villa complete with a spa deck.Nestled amongst the treetops at Kingfisher Bay Resort, these secluded villas are the ideal place to relax and unwind after a day out exploring Fraser Island. 

Image: Kingfisher Bay Resort 

8. Share a candle-lit dinner at Seabelle Restaurant 
Your taste buds will fall in love with this island-inspired menu that offers fine dining with a bush tucker twist. Using native ingredients, local seafood and island-grown herbs this award-winning restaurant will take your breath away. 

Image: KIngfisher Bay Resort 

9. Discover the beauty of Lake Birrabeen 
Lake Birrabeen is the Kourtney Kardashian of Fraser Island lakes- she's just as beautiful but, for some reason, not quite as famous or well known. Take the Southern Lakes drive and discover this and other incredible freshwater lakes dotted all over the island. 


10. Team up and take a canoe paddle together 
The western side of Fraser Island is more sheltered and protected so it will generally offer calm waters and perfect conditions for a canoe paddle or stand-up paddle board.  Even if you're not the "outdoorsy" type- it can be a great spot to just float around and watch the sunset. 

Image: Via Instagram Gypsea_Lust