Central Station Rainforest, Fraser Island

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#3 of 10 in Nature in Fraser Island
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. Before you head to Fraser Island, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Fraser Island trip maker app , to make sure you see all that Fraser Island has to offer, including Central Station Rainforest.
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  • This place is a beautiful place to visit, there are lots of walking trails but we just went for a walk along the creek which is absolutely beautiful because we were trying to fit alot in our day. Defi...  more »
  • We had a brilliant guide here in Brian, interesting to see the history of the island and the boardwalk path is very easy to negotiate to see the crystal clear waters in the stream, and the huge trees ...  more »
  • A rain forest in the middle of a beach island. Especially the trip from the beach to the heart of the island is beautiful. The wooded property above your head is getting closer and suddenly you're in a complete closed rain forest with the beautiful "invisible creek".
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