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Fraser Island is one of my favourite places to visit of all time. There is such a variety of things to do, beach, lakes, creeks, fishing, 4wd tracks, bush walking or just lazing around.  The last time we had ventured across the bay we didn’t have kids…After looking at Queensland Department of National Parks website for camping options and posting on our facebook page asking for advice where to camp (see post here) we decided to book a site at Cathedrals on Fraser.

The main reason we decided to camp at Cathedrals on Fraser was that it was fenced, our kids are aged 2 & 4 and although I know the dingos are more scared of the kids, it was the peace of mind that I didn’t have to be watching them every second.

Guess what? Cathedrals on Fraser was awesome and the perfect spot for us to camp.

Cathedrals offers various accommodation options including;

  • UnPowered Sites
  • Powered Sites
  • Permanent Canvas Tents
  • 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Cabins

Plus there is a shop and coffee shop.  Which was awesome as I forgot to pack the coffee plunger, but seeing as the shop was there I could sneak down at 8am when they opened and have a brew. We also indulged in hot chips with dinner one evening.

We arrived on the barge at Kingfisher Bay and it took us about 1hour 15min to get across the island and up to Cathedrals (we were towing the Jayco Camper so we did go a bit slower than most), we departed from Hook Point which also took approximately 1hour 15min to get to.

What we LOVED:

  • Right in the middle of Fraser, close to all the sites like Maheno, Eli Creek, Indian Head
  • Fenced – the kids loved the freedom of riding around on their bikes
  • Powered or UnPowered – we went the unpowered sites but powered sites are available. It was definitely more crowded in the powered area.
  • Fire’s – We were allowed a campfire in the designated fire pits
  • Wildlife – There were stacks of huge Goanna’s around the campsite and the kids loved going on lizard hunts
  • Amenities – toilets & showers with hot water, the amenities in the unpowered area were pretty much brand new
  • Camp Kitchens – were huge with lots of BBQ’s and fridge/freezers in them
  • Laundry for washing when the kids wet the bed.

Room for Improvement:

  • Just below the Unpowered camp area there was a huge private camping area that they hired out to tour’s – we continuously had a parade of backpackers walking past going to the toilet’s/showers and the door banging every 2min
  • The guy in the campsite next to us that ran his generator 12hrs of the day

If you are looking at heading over to Fraser Island with young kids or it may be your first time there and want the convenience that Cathedrals on Fraser offers. Either way, I would highly recommend booking a site at this awesome location.


Have you stayed at Cathedrals on Fraser before? If so, let us know what you thought.

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