House at Orchid Beach - Fraser Island Accommodation
Island accommodation in a self contained rental
house at Orchid Beach Queensland in the heart of the
National Park and a World Heritage Listed Area.
Within 10 minutes of Indian Head, Champagne Pools, Waddy
Point, Ngkala Rocks and Ocean Lake, the House was carefully
designed to take advantage of the island's mild sub-tropical
climate and to maximise your privacy and comfort. It
is fully self contained, beautifully fitted out and
the white sandy beach is only 400 metres from your door.
Orchid Beach is on Marloo Bay in the
north east of the island and is the peaceful alternative
to the busier southern resort settlements of Kingfisher
Bay, Eurong and Happy Valley. We don't have a resort
hotel, heavy beach traffic, tour buses or day-trippers
and the nearby vehicle-free beach between Waddy Point
and Champagne Pools is popular with families.
Swimming: Children can swim in the
saltwater Champagne Pools, the freshwater Ocean Lake,
and the numerous shallow lagoons and low tide gutters
along the beach in the sheltered bay, or climb and slide
down the many high sand hills.
4WD: A 35 kilometre drive north will
take you up the beautiful wilderness area beach to Sandy
Cape and around the tip of the island to the historic
lighthouse and wartime bunkers.
Please drive carefully and don't disturb the nesting
turtles or sea birds.
You are only 30 minutes from the island's western beach
at Wathumba Creek and Platypus Bay where whales rest
with their calves on their annual migration south. The
Wathumba Creek estuary is renowned as a bream spawning
ground and for the abundance for flathead, whiting and
mud crabs. The Orchid Beach to Wathumba track crosses
16 kilometers of varied landscape containing unique
flora such as the Orchid Beach native orchid, palms,
ancient cycads, grass trees and beautiful seasonal wildflowers
on the wallum heathlands.
When strong winds blow onto the exposed main eastern
beach south from Indian Head you can always find a sheltered
area to fish or relax near Orchid Beach. The coast from
Indian Head past Orchid Beach to Sandy Cape is famous
for it's beauty and the variety, number and size of
fish caught all year round.
Explore, 4wd, fish and be as active as you want or just
put your feet up with a book from our library, your
favourite drink and enjoy the sunsets from the beach
Get away and experience all the magic of the world's
largest sand island.