About Fraser Island
The largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island is more than 120km long and 22km across at its widest point.
Accommodation and facilities
The Fraser Island Research and Learning Centre at Dilli Village has comfortable bunkhouses, self-contained cabins and an open grassed area for camping.
The University of the Sunshine Coast manages the Fraser Island Research and Learning Centre at Dilli Village, approximately 24km north of Hook Point on the eastern side of the island.
World Heritage listed Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and is more than 120km long and 22km across at its widest point.
Originally a sand mining camp operated by Dillingham, an American mining company, Dilli Village is now a research and learning centre for schools and universities.
The site is also a popular destination for family groups, day visitors and small tour groups.
Dilli Village provides accommodation for students and staff, and access to field study sites for primary, secondary and tertiary student groups.
Researchers and groups with genuine environmental interests in the region are encouraged to use the site.
Dilli Village is also a starting point for the Fraser Island Great Walk and now has direct beach access across the newly-installed Dilli Footbridge.
Contact the Fraser Island Research and Learning Centre for more information.
Fraser Island news
Symposium to put focus on World Heritage icon
As K’gari-Fraser Island marks 25 years of UNESCO World Heritage status, a symposium will be held to share knowledge and enhance understanding of its unique universal values.
8 November 2017
Research aims to reduce impact of traffic on Fraser Island
A USC PhD student has embarked on a major research project aimed at protecting Fraser Island’s unique ecology from the impacts caused by tens of thousands of visitor vehicles each year.
30 May 2017
Students learn the science of wildlife photography
USC has recognised the importance of photography in scientific research by introducing an innovative course that teaches Animal Ecology students how to capture images of wildlife.
27 April 2017
Beach litter on Fraser Island shocks USC students
Green sea turtle hatchlings getting caught in rubbish were among the worrying discoveries by USC students conducting a major clean-up of Fraser Island’s beach front.
15 March 2017
USC project searches for elusive marsupial
A USC researcher is on a mission to secure evidence of one of the smallest members of the kangaroo family – the threatened long-nosed potoroo.
6 March 2017
Harvard ecologist visits USC’s Fraser Island research centre
An expert ecologist from Harvard University has arrived at USC to help boost teaching and academic opportunities at USC’s research and learning centre on Fraser Island.