Located on the east coast of Fraser Island, Eli Creek is the largest freshwater creek in this part of the island with a picturesque backdrop. For the local Butchulla people, the Creek is an extremely significant landmark. Aboriginal mythology had it that from Fraser Island, Eli Creek flows to the Hervey Bay mainland. This Creek was once the meeting spot for the locals as the children of Aboriginal women were baptised here. Today, Eli Creek’s rich historical significance, coupled with its crystal, clear drinkable water, has become a tourist hotspot. You can get a bird’s eye view of this Creek en route to Fraser Island’s 75mile beach during one of our many tour packages.
What’s so special about Eli Creek?
Every hour, the Creek pumps 4 million litres of fresh, crystal clear water into the ocean. Its water takes more than 100 years to get filtered through the sand. This is why it’s considered to be one of the purest of the world. This level of purity makes Eli Creek a popular stop off for the tourists coming to Fraser Island and camping around the area.
What can you do at Eli Creek?
Our daily Fly/Drive Tours from Sunshine Coast and Hervey Bay Airports can take you to this Creek. Once you are there, you can
- Soak up the Aboriginal history: Eli Creek and its surroundings have a rich history of the Aboriginal culture, which you can explore and learn more about.
- Take a walk: The boardwalk along the Creek will take you through Pandanus and Banksia to let you enjoy the breathtaking beauty of this place.
- Go swimming: Swim in Eli Creek’s calm, crystal clear water for a refreshing experience; you may even have a splash in the shallows, or jump in from the bridge at the boardwalk’s far end to float down the Creek.
If you have already started picturing yourself swimming in Eli Creek, book your tour with Air Fraser Island today to make this dream a reality!