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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  • What natural beauty of the forest, the amazing clarity of the fresh water stream combined with the early history of the exploitation of the islands timber 
  • Stunningly beautiful, surrounded by timber giants, and so quiet and remote. It is hard to believe that this peaceful spot once bustled with a vibrant community including a school where 40 children wer...  more »
  • it was originally a forestry camp but now is a camping ground. the logging company took everything once they left so some houses have been built as replicas. there are walks that you can do around the...  more »