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Sandjunes Ocean View Sea Breeze 250m walk to beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

no frills, basic comfort, fully self contained, beach/fishing holiday house

Quiet peaceful location with no through traffic, Sandjunes backs on to natural K'gari native bush. Listen to the local and migratory birds call the dawn.

Built in 1996, Sandjunes is high set and has a little character, an ocean view, verandah to catch the sea breezes and a feeling of elevated privacy - perfect for your time on the island with family and friends between your adventures fishing, watching sunrises and sunsets, beach and rainforest walks, swimming in crystal clear fresh water lakes and streams and driving sandy bush tracks and long open beaches.

- light filled and airy

- polished timber flooring

- cypress tongue and groove walls in living area

- relaxed open plan living/kitchen area

- well equipped kitchen for food lovers

- gas BBQ

- fully screened

- solar powered with generator backup

- stroll down to great fishing gutters

- stunning local walks

- 100m walk to, shop, fuel, restaurant and bar

- 100m walk to the Happy Valley Ambulance Station

- NON SMOKING PROPERTY (Non smokers only)

- NO TV or RADIO

- ON SITE MANAGER GROUND FLOOR

Happy Valley is the most central eastern beach settlement

TELSTRA ONLY ON K'GARI

4x4 VEHICLE ONLY ON K'GARI

BYO LINEN

SLEEPS 6 people in 5 beds

1 queen bed x bedroom 1

2 single beds x bedroom 2

2 single beds x open annex off living area

SANDJUNES - great cooking gear, crockery and cutlery, gas stove with oven and grill, coffee plunger, rain water, fridge/freezer, deep freezer for your bait and the catch, laundry washing machine - just bring your own linen/toiletries, food and all pantry items - you will find yourself wanting to be one of the regulars.

Talk to us about SCENIC FLIGHTS - see K'gari from the air!

WORLD HERITAGE

K'gari/Fraser Island

Inscribed 1992

"Stretching over 120 kilometres along the southern coast of Queensland, K'gari (184 000 hectares) is the largest sand island in the world. It was inscribed on the World Heritage List in recognition of its outstanding natural universal values:

as an outstanding example representing significant ongoing ecological and biological processes; and as an example of superlative natural phenomena.

The island is a place of exceptional beauty, with its long uninterrupted white beaches flanked by strikingly coloured sand cliffs, its majestic tall rainforests and numerous freshwater lakes of crystal clear waters.

The massive sand deposits that make up the island are a continuous record of climatic and sea level changes over the past 700 000 years.

K'gari features complex dune systems that are still evolving, and an array of dune lakes that is exceptional in its number, diversity and age.

The highest dunes on the island reach up to 240 metres above sea level. Forty perched dune lakes, half the number of such lakes in the world, can be found on the island. These lakes are formed when organic matter, such as leaves, bark and dead plants, gradually build up and harden in depressions created by the wind.

The island also has several barrage lakes, formed when moving sand dunes block a watercourse, and 'window' lakes, formed when a depression exposes part of the regional water table.

A surprising variety of vegetation types grow on the island, ranging from coastal heath to subtropical rainforests. It is the only place in the world where tall rainforests are found growing on sand dunes at elevations of over 200 metres.

The low 'wallum' heaths on the island are of particular evolutionary and ecological significance, providing magnificent wildflower displays in spring and summer.

Birds are the most abundant form of animal life on the island with over 350 species being recorded. It is a particularly important site for migratory wading birds which use the area as a resting place during their long flights between southern Australia and their breeding grounds in Siberia.

A species of particular interest is the endangered ground parrot, which is found in the wallum heathlands.

Few mammal species are present on the island. The most common are bats, particularly flying foxes. The dingo population on the island is regarded as the most pure strain of dingoes remaining in eastern Australia.

The lakes on K'gari are poor habitats for fish and other aquatic species because of the purity, acidity and low nutrient levels of the water. Some frog species are adapted to survive in this difficult environment. Appropriately called 'acid frogs', they tolerate the acidic condition characteristic of the K'gari lakes and swamps

Called K'gari by its Aboriginal inhabitants, the island reveals Aboriginal

occupation of at least 5 000 years, although it is possible that further

archaeological work may indicate earlier occupation. Early European

reports suggested that Fraser Island was heavily populated by Aboriginal people, but subsequent research indicates that there was a small permanent population of 400-600 that swelled seasonally to perhaps in the winter months when seafood resources were particularly abundant. K'gari contains many sites of archaeological, social and spiritual significance. Middens, artefact scatters, fish traps, scarred trees and campsites bear witness to the lives of the original inhabitants. European contact, initiated by Matthew Flinders in 1802, was sporadic and limited to explorers, escaped convicts and shipwreck survivors."

quote from : govt world heritage site

More Details

Owner
bree
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Fraser Island, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • - Sandjunes is a self clean property - please leave as you find it and ensure to give yourself enough time before your departure to do so
  • - please be power conscious
  • - enjoy your stay without disturbing the peace and quiet of others
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Queen bed is referred to, in system, as a large double bed
    Annex off living area - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Sandjunes sleeps 6 in 5 beds. Bedrooms are basic and clutter free for a comfortable nights sleep after your daily adventures of sand driving, sand walking, fishing and swimming
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing

Reviews

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Sandjunes Ocean View Sea Breeze 250m walk to beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
5

Excellent place to stay on Fraser Island

  • 5 of 5

Have just spent 6 nights at Sandjunes and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our first time to Fraser so Happy Valley was a good choice of place to base ourselves. Sandjunes was an extremely clean, well equipped little house and dealing with Bree was easy from start to finish. Beds were comfortable, all appliances worked, the kitchen was well equipped with good quality cookware and we had no issues with anything including hot water for showers. Nice big fridge, and an extra chest freezer was handy. Very quiet area and only a 5 minute walk to the pub for meals, which was excellent (we went twice for dinner). We also rented Dingo's Den and our group of 6 enjoyed being so close to each other. Would highly recommend staying here, and would do so again when we return to Fraser Island.

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
4

Great place

  • 4 of 5

Had a great stay, loved kicking back on the deck looking out to sea after a hard day of fishing. All you need clean and tidy just great thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia
5

Central to everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Sandjunes. Centrally located and easy to get to all parts of the island from Happy Valley. Nice relaxing house to stay in, bright and airy with a great view of the ocean from the deck. Great place to have your morning coffee. Bree was very helpfull with her advice on what to do on the island. Will stay again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
5

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Sandjunes was am excellent choice to stay while visiting Fraser Island, it was a home away from home great view of the beach from the verandah and plenty of room inside. Sandjunes was clean and comfortable with everything you need. Bree is lovely and ensures you are comfortable throughout your stay. I will definitely be back on our next visit. Located at Happy Valley it is in a prime position with the shop, bar and restaurant only meters away.

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
4

Lovely individual home

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our 7 nights stay at Sandjunes. The spacious cabin style house with its warm timbers made us feel relaxed and at home. We spend hours on the back of the wrap around verandah admiring the beautiful view to the sea with indeginous trees and palm suroundings. We appreciated plenty of high quality cooking gear and crockery as well as full sized oven large fridge and freezer as we enjoy cooking by ourselves

(and of course eating at the large sturdy table!). We also enjoyed a couple of BBQ provided on the verandah. We slept well on the compfy bed too. The house was very clean and Bree was was welcoming and helpful in every aspect. All in all an enjoyable memorable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Sandjunes! The balcony has a lovely view overlooking Happy Valley and the layout of the house allows a nice breeze to flow through.

The property was kept immaculate and was perfect for our group of friends to enjoy our time at Fraser.

Perfect for a place to stay to enjoy what Fraser has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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