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Central Station Rainforest Tours and Activities

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Central Station, once the central hub for the forestry department on Fraser Island, is a stunning and lush rainforest area located on Wanggoolba Creek of Fraser Island - one of the most scenic areas on the island!

Since the logging industry's departure in the late 1950s, Central Station is a popular picnic and camping spot for tourists with an information center which provides a history of the island and tips on the flora and fauna in the area.

Home to many specifies of plants, Central Station houses the massive Angiopteris ferns, which has the largest fern fronds in the world. Giant satinay and kauri trees also grow around the forest

The massive kauris have a soaring trunk and branches only start at the very top; these trees were prized as masts in the days of sailing boats. Satinay trees are regarded as biological marvels since the sand they grow in contain very little nutrients.

The area around Wanggoolba Creek not far from Central Station is one of the loveliest swathes of rainforest. There are paths in the surrounding rainforest where you can get up close to the palms and learn about the creatures and plants that inhabit the area.

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All-Inclusive Fraser Island Day Tour
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All-Inclusive Fraser Island Day Tour

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Discover Fraser Island's highlights on a full-day tour with an experienced guide that includes time to swim in pristine lakes, hit the beach, and explore the rainforest. Visit iconic spots including Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, Seventy-Five Mile Beach, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, the Maheno shipwreck, and the Pinnacles. Learn about the animal and plant life both on land and in the ocean, where dolphins, dugongs, sharks, and humpback whales can be spotted. Depart early from Hervey Bay and travel by 4WD-vehicle on this comprehensive Fraser Island tour.
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  • 9 hours
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Fraser Explorer K'gari 2-Day Tour
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Fraser Explorer K'gari 2-Day Tour

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Named K’Gari (paradise) by the local Aborigines, Fraser Island features more than 100 freshwater lakes, extensive rain forests, and giant sand dunes. Explore the island with an expert guide who leads rainforest walks at Pile Valley, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, and the Hammerstone Sandblow, and provides swimming opportunities at Eli Creek, Lake McKenzie, the Champagne Pools, and Lake Wabby. Stay overnight at a lodge on Seventy-Five Mile Beach, see the Pinnacles and Maheno shipwreck, and have the option to book a scenic sightseeing flight on this fun and informative 2-day tour.
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3-Day Fraser Island Resort Package
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3-Day Fraser Island Resort Package

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Enjoy a 3-day package to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island with beachside accommodation at Kingfisher Bay resort and a combination of guided tours and free time for beach walks and swimming. Your full-day 4WD sightseeing tour goes inland to Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, Pile Valley and Lake McKenzie, then motors down Seventy-Five Mile Beach to Eli Creek, the Maheno shipwreck and Pinnacles. Includes two nights of accommodation, three meals, a full-day guided tour and ferry tickets, leaving you free to enjoy the island.
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  • 3 days
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Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa
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Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa

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Escape the mainland—and discover Fraser Island’s UNESCO-listed scenery—on this seamless day trip. Depart in the morning directly from your Noosa or Rainbow Beach accommodation, and travel in the comfort of a custom-built 4x4 vehicle. You’ll discover the highlights of Fraser Island—the world’s largest sand island. Stop for breakfast on Seventy-Five Mile Beach, swim in Lake McKenzie, discover the Central Station Rainforest, and much more.
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  • 11 hours
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Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Rainbow Beach
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Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Rainbow Beach

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Explore UNESCO-listed Fraser Island the adventurous way on this four-wheel drive day tour. Drive along the sandy beaches and enjoy the views of the largest sand island in the world. Take detours into the rainforest, admire sparkling Lake Mckenzie, and look out for a range of wildlife and birds. This tour is an easy way to experience the best of Fraser Island.
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Pippies 3 Days 2 Nights Fraser Island Tour

Pippies 3 Days 2 Nights Fraser Island Tour

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Fraser Island Tour Highlights Experience the pristine beaches, amazing landscapes and abundant wildlife of Fraser Island as well as perfecting the art of driving on sand. Relax or party at our exclusive camping area, Cathedrals on Fraser. As Fraser Island’s only private campground, Cathedrals on Fraser offers a lush and pristine setting situated on 25 acres. Maheno Shipwreck Lake McKenzie Eli Creek Champagne Pools Lake Wabby Indian Head Central Station
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K'gari Getaway Tour from Hervey Bay

K'gari Getaway Tour from Hervey Bay

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The perfect Queensland bucket list experience is here! Enjoy time exploring both coasts of the world’s largest sand island, on one eco-adventure to suit all travellers. Start your getaway in style, with a pre-night stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort (confirm a ferry transfer time that suits your travel plans). Relax on island time and enjoy full access to the resort facilities, in preparation for your two-day 4WD tour. Led by your expert local guide, tick off all of the favourite Fraser Island locations including the crystal-clear Lake McKenzie, and the towering rainforest of Pile Valley. PLUS, uncover some of the destinations lesser known but equally spectacular spots, such as the hidden oasis of Lake Wabby.
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Should I book Central Station Rainforest tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Central Station Rainforest can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Central Station Rainforest 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Central Station Rainforest costs USD 111.88. Guided Central Station Rainforest tours start around USD 111.88 per person.
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