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
Fraser Island App helps users explore and learn
The University of the Sunshine Coast has officially launched a free app for K’gari-Fraser Island ahead of the royal visit by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan and in time for an influx of school holiday visitors.
Island internship immerses students in eco-tourism
USC tourism students are being offered the opportunity to expand their learning and career prospects though an internship on World Heritage-listed K’gari-Fraser Island.
USC hosts Fraser Island Symposium
The K’gari-Fraser Island Symposium will be held at USC’s Fraser Coast campus tomorrow and Friday.
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.