What will the temperature be?
Fraser Island has a subtropical climate with temperatures moderated by proximity to the sea. Average coastal temperatures range from 22 to 28 degrees Celsius in December and 14 to 21 degrees Celsius in July. Annual rainfall varies across the island, from 1200mm on the coast to 1800mm inland. Wettest months are January to March (about 160mm rainfall per month) with drier months in winter/spring (54mm rainfall in September). Moderate winds predominate from the southeast.
What should we bring?
Eliza Fraser Lodge is relaxed and casual, so shorts, tee shirts etc. are perfect. If your visit is between April and October it is advisable to pack warm clothing as overnight temperatures can sometimes become quite cool. Please remember that Orchid Beach is a remote area so bring ALL the personal items you’ll need for your stay such as cosmetics, medications etc. We provide complimentary sunscreen and insect repellent in addition to complimentary guest laundry facilities.
For fishing, pack shorts or lightweight long pants, together with lightweight shirts, preferably long-sleeve if you sunburn easily. Footwear is recommended, as is a wide-brimmed hat. Sunglasses are a necessity, Polarised lenses being the best for beach fishing. All fishing equipment is provided.
IS ELIZA FRASER LODGE LICENSED?
Your host will discuss your beverage and alcohol requirements prior to your visit and orders can be made through Dan Murphy’s Caloundra Store or the Driftwood Bar, Orchid Beach. The Driftwood Bar is open 7 days if additional supplies are required.
CAN I USE MY MOBILE PHONE?
Only Telstra provides mobile and internet access to Orchid Beach. NextG devices will receive a good signal at the Lodge.
There is NO access to Optus, Vodafone, Virgin or any other network.
If you require telephone access consider purchase of Telstra Pre-Paid prior to your visit.
We have a supply of Telstra Pre-Paid cards at the lodge if you require one.
In case of emergency guests can be contacted at the Lodge as follows:
Phone: 61 (0) 418981610
Whilst at the lodge, guests are able to purchase Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband Data online from Telstra using a credit card.
Is there a guarantee of catching fish?
The success of any fishing trip can be influenced by many factors; such as weather, barometer, tides, water temperature, season, and an anglers skill levels. Consequently no fishing lodge can truthfully guarantee that every guest will catch lots of fish all the time, no matter how prolific and untouched the fish stocks in an area might be. The local experience offered at Eliza Fraser Lodge enables us to confidently say that the fishing quality in our area is as good as the best locations on the island and is more consistent than most.