Central Station Rainforest, Fraser Island

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Forest Nature / Park
Explore a lush rain forest environment at Central Station Rainforest, a thriving ecosystem situated at the heart of Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. Take a walk into the center of this incredible forest, which survives against all odds by absorbing nutrients from the sandy soil. This area served as the hub of the forestry industry from 1920 to 1959, and today displays some of the rarest pines and ferns in Australia, which were planted by the loggers. The site includes camping facilities, picnic areas, and a scenic boardwalk through the rain forest. Nearby, you can also visit the small information center, which highlights key periods in the island’s history, and showcases the resilient plant and animal life surviving there now. Work out when and for how long to visit Central Station Rainforest and other Fraser Island attractions using our handy Fraser Island vacation builder.
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  • Walked the 1.7 km track along the creek , it was clean, clear, peaceful and nature at its best Beautiful ferns, interesting fungi spores, a must see and do We were lucky to visit at a quiet time, with...  more »
  • This rainforest is a delight for the nature lover. Featuring soaring trees hosting the biggest staghorns I have ever seen, this rainforest is truly beautiful. It is a shaded escape during the summer h...  more »
  • Central Station Rainforest was my favorite spot on the Beauty Spots tour! I could have spent the entire day here! The staghorn ferns were simply magnificent! Absolutely stunning and just huge! I recom...  more »