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Annual Rainfall on Fraser Island

With its subtropical climate and temperatures averaging 28 degrees Celcius in summer and 21 degrees Celcius in winter, Fraser Island is perfect for exploring all year round. The ideal time to visit for travellers who prefer a relatively dry climate is between May and September (September being the driest month) - but when can you expect the most rain on Fraser Island?

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Rainfall on Fraser Island

Fraser Island experiences an average of 143 rainy days per year with up to 1200mm of rain on the coast and 1800mm of rain inland. Being a subtropical island, the wettest time is between January and March. 

Summer visitors can expect hot and humid weather (perfect for a dip in one of Fraser’s many lakes) with the most rainfall on Fraser Island usually recorded in February. During this month, it rains for an average of 14 out of 28 days so we highly suggest you pack a lightweight rain jacket and mosquito spray!

If you’re heading to Fraser Island, be sure to check the weather forecast just prior to your trip. Weather conditions in this area can change quickly and, when storms or high fire danger is forecast, it is important to keep up to date.

Forecast regions relevant to Fraser Island:

Coastal Waters Forecast for Southern Queensland

Wide Bay and Burnett District Forecast

Tyre Tracks on 75 mile beach, Fraser Island

Rain is your friend on Fraser Island

If Fraser Island has been getting a decent amount of rain on the lead up to your long-awaited trip, don’t despair - quite often, these are the ideal conditions for your adventure! 


When Fraser hasn’t had much rain, the sandy inland tracks will be full of dry, hungry, soft sand that challenges even the most experienced 4WDers and sometimes makes some areas impassable. Extended periods of dry weather will also force the closure of some walking tracks due to fire danger.


Rain on Fraser Island refreshes and replenishes lakes and waterways and stimulates new life and plant growth. Rainfall will also harden the soft sand tracks making driving conditions safer and easier for all. Let it rain, we say!

Read more about the weather on Fraser Island here!


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