Frazer Island beach camping

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 23:09
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Hi, going over to Frazer Island in a couple of weeks and planning to camp on the beach, some where around Eli creek, can anyone recommend a camping area that is suitable for a camper trailer and tent with 4 people..thanks in advance
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 23:57

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 23:57
Hi Stinger,

If you look at This Map you will see the beach camping areas marked along the Eastern beach. There are areas just North and South of Eli Creek.
[url=http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/fraser/camping.html#camping_on_fraser_island]

And This Site will provide information about camping and conduct on Fraser Island.

Have a great time.


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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 00:02

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 00:02
Ignore the hiccup line:-

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Reply By: Lyn W3 - Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 09:16

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 09:16
Be aware that you still have to Pre Book for even beach camping and the rangers are getting very strict about it.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 10:42

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 10:42
Not quite true Lyn.

You are required to obtain a camping permit for beach camping but specific site Pre Booking does not apply to beach camping.... "First-in, Best-placed". See extract below:

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Follow Up By: Lyn W3 - Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 13:02

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 13:02
Allan,

OK, semantics, but you still need to get a Permit to camp before going there, many people don't know you have to pre-book a permit.

"Other beach camping areas
Camping permits are required for other beach camping areas. Look for and book your camping under the category of 'Beach and other camping' on the camp site booking system."
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 13:47

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 13:47
No Lyn, not semantics.

Don't confuse pre-booking of a camping site with obtaining a camping permit prior to arriving on the island. A vehicle access permit is also required even if not camping.

A pre-booking of a camping site is not required for camping on the beach...... only a permit is required and obtainable from the Manta Ray Barge office, the Rainbow Beach Tourist Information Centre, or the QNPWS office, all located on Rainbow Beach Road entering town. Alternatively QNPWS online or phone 13 74 68.

If wishing to camp in one of the QNPWS campgrounds then pre-booking is required. There is also of course the private campground, Cathedrals on Fraser for which booking would be advisable.
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Follow Up By: Lyn W3 - Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 15:22

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 15:22
Shame on me for being such a complete idiot!
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 15:31

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 15:31
Don't feel bad about it Lyn. Worse to be an incomplete idiot. LOL
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Reply By: Member - dirtdodger - Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 11:20

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 11:20
I spent seven days on Fraser last week.
At present, Eli Creek is impassable (even for the brave and foolish) a few hours either side of high tide.
Yidney rocks bypass is "interesting".
Hook Point was no problem.
Unleaded at Orchid beach was $2.27 and diesel $2.22
North of Waddy Point, last week was easy all the way to Sandy Cape.
However. That changes daily.
Inland tracks are deep, soft, and infested with tour buses in the Southern tracks.
Dingoes are a concern.
Let your tyres down, watch out for the idiots, and have a great time.
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