Central Station Rainforest, Fraser Island

(4.4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • There's not much here unless you are doing a big bushwalk trail. We have young boys so just walked around the boardwalk and a short way up the hill. The bush is like rainforest and lots of birds chirp...  more »
  • Our small group ranging in age from 30s up to their early 80s hiked the relatively easy trail through the rainforest during a Beauty Spots Tour about a week after a cyclone passed by. Most of the limb...  more »
  • The well marked circular track takes you through the transition between typical eucalyptus forest and subtropical rainforest!  more »