Central Station Rainforest, Fraser Island

Categories: Forests, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 260+ 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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  • As well as the history of the area in tree logging this walk is very scenic. Walking alongside a crystal clear stream for most of the way, it is a quite flat and easy stroll. The water is so clear u c...  read more »
  • Tranquil spot, great for a picnic. The number and size of the staghorn ferns were incredible. Lovely clear creek, good variety and length of walking tracks. The history of the Station was very interes...  read more »
  • Central station is very cool. A cool place to visit plus you feel the temperature change. The fresh water creek is amazing. 
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