Central Station Rainforest, Fraser Island

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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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  • This is the place that brings the history of Fraser Island to life. It is the original base for the loggers who exploited the great forest that was on Fraser Island. It even had a school there at one ...  more »
  • We visited this on our 1 day Fraser Island tour, what a beautiful place! Our tour guide Steve was amazing he had so much knowledge of this place and the different types of trees that grow here! 
  • This is a good experience and as the name suggests - it rains A LOT. It wont necessarily be raining on the beach/coast but it sure will be inland. it comes down in torrents, and is usually not cold. V...  more »