When it comes to travelling on a budget, it (literally) pays to plan ahead. Hoping to turn up and stumble across bargain digs at the drop of a hat is both risky and unnecessary. Trying that on an island and your chances of landing somewhere plummets even further.
Fraser Island is such a popular stop on the East Coast route that rooms and camp sites fill up quicker than you can say “biggest sand island in the world”. Another thing to note, cost wise, is that the only way to get around the island is by 4WD vehicle, which you’ll need to organise in advance (along with that all important 4WD permit). The only other way to visit is as part of an organised tour, which is a great option both cost and convenience wise and means you get to chill out while someone else does all the planning.
But if it’s an independent trip you’re after, then start researching and booking your Fraser Island accommodation now, and don’t get caught out! Here are the top two options on the island.
Here are The Top Fraser Island Accommodation for Budget Travellers
Cathedrals on Fraser
This long standing camp ground is a great option for folks who don’t mind roughing it, as well as also those among us who prefer a few creature comforts. Choose from comfortable cabins with private bathrooms, un-powered and powered camp sites or, better still a spacious and comfortable permanent canvas tent. There’s also an excellent camp kitchen, onsite shop and bottle shop, hot showers and laundry facilities.
Good to know: QPWS camping permit for this one as it’s privately
Beach Camp Eco Retreat on K’Gari
Situated on 75 mile beach, this gem of a place is glamping at its very best. Run with the health of the environment as its top priority, all electricity and water is run on solar power and waste is transported back the mainland to be recycled. The spotless permanently erected tents are cool and comfy and the excellent facilities include no less than two fully equipped kitchens, two indoor BBQs, a ton of beach games, two fridge/freezers, hammocks with oceans views and even a woodfired pizza oven!
Good to know: The helpful staff will help you organise essential 4WD hire.
When it comes to budget Fraser Island accommodation the choices are pretty limited. So if you’re planning a visit, and you should be, start reserving your spot now and look forward to experiencing everything this stunning island has to offer – without breaking the bank. You’ll have plenty left to hop on some Fraser island Tours!
Written by Kate Moxhay