Central Station Rainforest, Fraser Island
(4.5/5 based on 280+ 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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  • In the middle of Fraser island is this haven of greenery and peace. Streams of clear water passes through. It's good and fresh. You can see on the immense Kaori, straight trees.
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  • Walking along the path down and experience the tropical rainforest. Aboriginal area so with respect.
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  • Walking / hiking and I don't usually get along however I really enjoyed the trail through the rainforest. The variety, size and age of the trees was outstanding and it was really nice to feel part of ...  more »