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Dundubara Campsite, Fraser Island

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Published September 23rd 2012
The perfect family campground to discover Fraser Island
Dundubara campground Fraser Island
Dundubara Campground


If you're camping with children on Fraser Island, you have five 'dingo-safe' (fenced) campgrounds to choose from. On a recent trip, we picked Dundubara campground and can highly recommend it.

Dundubara Campsite Fraser Island
Dundubara Campsite, Fraser Island


Situated on the central east coast of the Island, north of Eli Creek and Maheno Wrecks but south of Champagne Pools, Dundubara campground makes a great central base for exploring some of the key attractions. If you cross from River Heads, you'll have an adventurous drive aross the inland tracks then about an hour's drive up 75 Mile Beach. Beach driving is constrained by the tide times so you must check the times and plan your trip carefully before you set off.

Wungul Sandblow Fraser Island
Run Across the Magical Sand Flats of the Wungul Sandblow


Dundubara is a shady forest campground but is only 500 metres from the eastern beach. There are some fantastic short and long walks starting from the campground. The Wungul Sandblow circuit (2-3 hours) was really incredible. The first part of the walk winds through Scribbly Gums and Grass Trees before emerging suddenly onto the sandblow with sand flats as far as you can see. My nearly 3-year old daughter loved running across the sandy expanse and it was a lovely safe place to play, away from the 4WDs on the main beach. As it's not one of the main attractions on the regular tours, it feels particularly secluded and magical. If you're feeling very energetic there is a full day walk to Lake Bowarrady starting from the campground.

Dundubara Campground Fraser Island
Enjoy Fantastic Walks From the Campsite


The campground is very well equipped and maintained, with two smart flushing toilet and shower blocks (hot showers: $1 for 3 minutes), a dish washing area with lovely hot water and several clean gas BBQs which worked well. There are some fire rings for communal campfires. There is an information booth and payphone nearby and even a post box which gets emptied twice a week. I loved the notice which explained that collection times vary depending on the tide times.

Dundubara Campground Fraser Island
Need to Send a Postcard?


There is plenty of wildlife around the campground. Look out for cockatoos and kookaburras. We had to chase a 1 metre long goanna out of our tent which came to explore as we were packing up. As the campsite is fenced, it is a safe zone from dingoes, however we spotted dingo tracks on the main beach outside the campground so you do need to be very dingo-aware when you are out and about, particularly during dingo whelping season (September and October).

Dingo Tracks Fraser Island
Watch Out For Dingoes!


Camping at Dundubara is incredible value at $10.90 per night. See www.derm.qld.gov.au for more information and booking.
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Why? A Stunning Place to Camp on Fraser Island
When: All year round
Where: Dundubara, Fraser Island
Cost: $10.90 per night
Your Comment
Great photos - I'd love to camp there
by Oxford Explorer (score: 2|655) 2400 days ago
Thank you for your information. We hope to be camping with 5 children and found y.ou right up wonderful. Shirley from Melbourne
by Sahou (score: 0|2) 2105 days ago
Thank you for your info. We are going to be camping here with our 5 month old son so sounds great. Are you able to park your car at your campsite or do you have to park elsewhere?
by p.n.b (score: 0|2) 784 days ago
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