Central Station Rainforest, Fraser Island

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#3 of 9 in Nature in Fraser Island
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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  • amazing clear water . great walk with our tour. defiantly worth doing. there is one hill in this walk with about 70 steps.  more »
  • Interesting from the past that here was the base camp here. Now less to see. Walking trail through the jungle is fun, especially with the explanation of our guide.
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  • A very pleasant circular walk around central station, including the interesting facts about the area and the people that lived here in the early days.  more »

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