Wathumba Creek looks like Australia’s most iconic beaches – without the crowds

Travelers have fallen in love with a little-known part of Fraser Island that has been dubbed an ‘unspoilt’ alternative to some of Australia’s most iconic holiday destinations.

Tucked away on the western side of the world’s largest sand island, Wathumba Creek is a “bucket list” destination that captures the hearts of almost everyone who sees it.

The beach, with pristine white sand and sparkling turquoise waves, is known for spectacular sunsets and world-class water activities such as diving, snorkeling and fishing.

Located 304 km north of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, the breathtaking scenery is home to purebred dingoes and groups of humpback whales, which can often be seen through the ocean surface.

Travelers have fallen in love with this little-known part of Fraser Island, dubbed an ‘unspoilt’ alternative to some of Australia’s most iconic holiday destinations

Tucked away on the western side of the world's largest sand island, Wathumba Creek is a 'bucket list' destination that will capture the hearts of all who see it

Tucked away on the western side of the world’s largest sand island, Wathumba Creek is a ‘bucket list’ destination that will capture the hearts of all who see it

Wathumba Creek is located on the western part of Fraser Island, 304 km north of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Wathumba Creek is located on the western part of Fraser Island, 304 km north of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Travel guides have described the creek as Fraser Coast’s ‘own’ Hill Inlet, a breathtaking part of the Whitsunday Islands that has become one of the most photographed locations in the country.

Australian blogger Ashleigh Bridget shared her experience of ‘untouched’ paradise in an Instagram post, captioning it: ‘I didn’t know Fraser Island looked like this!’

She added: ‘Wathumba Creek could easily be mistaken for Whitehaven’s Hill Inlet with its swirling turquoise blues and fine white sand.

“This journey was so easy. A very long stretch of sand with nice places to stop along the way. Humpback whales breaking through, beautiful sunsets and smooth sailing on the water.’

The beach, with pristine white sand and sparkling turquoise waves, is known for spectacular sunsets and world-class water activities such as diving, snorkeling and fishing

The beach, with pristine white sand and sparkling turquoise waves, is known for spectacular sunsets and world-class water activities such as diving, snorkeling and fishing

The breathtaking scenery is home to purebred dingoes and humpback whale pods, which can often be seen breaching the ocean surface

The breathtaking scenery is home to purebred dingoes and humpback whale pods, which can often be seen breaching the ocean surface

Instagram is full of mesmerizing descriptions of the beach, with many saying they were “overwhelmed” by its beauty.

“Wathumba Creek, you are something else,” one woman wrote.

“What a spectacular place, we were so blown away,” said a second, while a third added, “Completely blown away by this area.”

Travel-hungry Queenslanders can get to Wathumba in a 4WD, plane or guided tour, but those outside the Sunshine State will have to be patient until state lines reopen.

Last week, Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk ruined vacation plans for millions by announcing that the state would remain cut off from the rest of Australia — and the world — for longer than expected.

Travel guides have described the creek as Fraser Coast's 'own' Hill Inlet, part of the Whitsunday Islands that has become one of the most photographed locations in the country

Travel guides have described the creek as Fraser Coast’s ‘own’ Hill Inlet, part of the Whitsunday Islands that has become one of the most photographed locations in the country

Instagram is full of mesmerizing descriptions of the beach, with many saying they were 'overwhelmed' by its beauty

One blogger said she 'didn't know Fraser Island looked like this'

Instagram is full of mesmerizing descriptions of the beach, with many saying they were ‘overwhelmed’ by its beauty

Travel-hungry Queenslanders can reach Wathumba in a 4WD, plane or guided tour, but those outside the Sunshine State will have to be patient until state lines reopen

Travel-hungry Queenslanders can reach Wathumba in a 4WD, plane or guided tour, but those outside the Sunshine State will have to be patient until state lines reopen

Ms Palaszczuk has virtually thwarted Christmas plans for families hoping to reunite. She says she will ignore the national cabinet’s plan to open borders with an 80 percent vaccination rate as it will send Queensland ‘backwards’.

On Thursday, she said the national plan was “not final” and that she would close the borders to New South Wales, despite surging vaccinations.

Ms Palaszczuk claimed that despite flying to Tokyo for the Olympics, Queenslanders did not want to travel abroad, preferring to stay in their own state for the upcoming holiday season.

‘Where are you going? Are you going to India? In Tokyo you have to sit in perspex screens with masks on and if you take off your mask you can’t talk while you chew,” she said.

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