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You can purchase alcohol at five locations on Fraser Island. Eurong, Happy Valley, Cathedrals on Fraser, Orchid Beach Trading Post and Kingfisher Resort all have places where you can purchase your favourite drinks to enjoy in the evenings after a long day of exploring. This convenience is ideal if you have forgotten to stock up or have run out of alcohol during your trip!

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Fraser Island has five locations on the island where fuel can be purchased. Four are found on the eastern side, with one of the western side of the island.

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Fraser Island has a number of settlements around the island where you can obtain supplies that may be necessary during your Fraser Island adventure. On the island, you will find all the essentials including fuel, food, souvenirs and more, depending on where you are headed! There are five areas on the island where supplies are available: Eurong, Happy Valley, Cathedrals on Fraser, Orchid Beach, and Kingfisher. All destinations provide food and fuel, ensuring you are never far from the essentials.

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Fraser Island is part of the Great Sandy National Park and does not allow domestic pets on the island, including dogs. The one exception to the rule is assistance dogs such as seeing-eye or hearing dogs, which require a permit before being allowed on the island.

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Hervey Bay is a coastal town located in Queensland, Australia. It is known for its proximity to Fraser Island and for its annual whale watching season. Hervey Bay has a population of just over 50,000 people and has a variety of accommodation and activities for its visitors to do while they are here. With so much to see and do you can make the most of your time in Hervey Bay and enjoy the Fraser Coast at its best!

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The S.S. Maheno Shipwreck is one of the many highlights that can be found on Fraser Island. Along with Eli Creek, Champagne Pools and Lake McKenzie, it is one of the top attractions on the island. It has been beached there since 1935.

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Fraser Island was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. It is the world's largest sand island and is recognised for its outstanding universal values. The island is home to unique sites such as perched lakes, rainforests and complex sand dunes.

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All vehicles going to Fraser Island must have a permit in order to drive on Fraser Island. Only four-wheel drive vehicles are permitted on the island and permits must be clearly displayed on the windscreen. All-wheel drives are not recommended as the terrain is difficult and can be rough.

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Fraser Island is part of the Great Sandy National Park in Australia and has set rules about what you can and cannot do on the island. It is a world heritage listed island with an ecosystem and landscape that is highly protected. For this reason, there is an open fire ban on most of Fraser Island. The only place on Fraser Island that you are allowed to have a fire is the provided fire rings in Dundubara and Waddy Point camping areas. To have a fire in these areas you must bring your own untreated wood such as timber mill cut-offs, and are not allowed to use bush wood. Those wishing to have a fire in the allowed areas must also bring firelighters for ignition, as it is an offence to collected any sort of kindling or fire starter from the island.

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If you're going to Fraser Island, you might be wondering how long you should dedicate to this beautiful sand island! Fans and lovers of the island will tell you to go for as long as you can (ourselves included) as there is a lot to see on the island. However, the island can be visited and seen in as little as one day where you venture there in the morning and return in the afternoon or evening. There is no one answer for how long you should go, but obviously the longer, the better when it comes to seeing as much as you can. The island itself is over 120 km in length with so much to discover on its shores and within its forests. Giving yourself as much time as possible will give you more time as each amazing destination. There are several different accommodation types and tours around the island.

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