Fraser Island/Magnetic Island/Whitsundays Islands

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1. Posted by Helena224 (Budding Member 54 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Which are the worst and which are the best?

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

- Whitsundays are lovely, Whitehaven beach is beautiful, some of the snorkelling is really nice. Most backpackers do sailing trips which is a fun way to see the islands.
- Fraser Island is unique, I particularly liked the freshwater lakes which are an amazing deep blue colour.

To be honest, I wouldn't skip either of these. Didn't go to magnetic island.

3. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

fraser island is worth it, its gorgeous... havent been to the others tho...
you should go on a self drive trip, i went with beaches i think, and you get about 10 ppl in your car and you drive where you want to, but its pretty cool! veeeeery pretty! and for a weekend its realy not that expensive!

4. Posted by dannyboy7 (Full Member 167 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

We did all three....Magnetic island was pretty cool....wild koalas in the woods and the most amazing sunset at horseshoe bay..... And the treks are really cool... they take you past some fantastic beaches with great snorkelling and arthurs bay seen from the look out is the most amazing veiw....stayed at maggies backpackers... pretty good.
right facing the beach.....
i'd recommend doing all 3 anyway.

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

I went to both Fraser and the Whits and would certainly not have done it any different in hindsight. Although if I had had the time and the money I might have tried adding in Magnetic on top of those two!