Fraser Island’s local Aboriginal people, the Butchulla, were among the early innovators, using this particular Fraser Island spot as fish traps. These days, you’ll find tourists flocking to what are now known as the Champagne Pools, for the bubbles which are formed when the waves crash over the rocks.
What makes this spot so special is that Fraser Island’s eastern beach is generally not safe for swimming with its strong currents and shark sightings, so this is the only site on this part of the island in which to take a cool dip. They are situated near the Waddy Point bypass.
Another cool pool worthy of a mention on the island’s eastern side is Eli Creek, a freshwater creek which runs directly into the ocean.