Ungowa -
Fraser Island

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WIND CONDITIONS

All wind conditions

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ACTIVITIES

Explore hidden shipwrecks from the water at Ungowa and Deep Creek

Go fishing and crabbing

Marvel at the changing scenery of the island with an overload of greenery

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TOP TIPS

Travel time to Ungowa from the Great Sandy Straits Marina is approximately 3.5 hours

Make sure you take your time to explore all the hidden spots this anchorage has to offer

OVERVIEW

Located south down the straits from Kingfisher Bay and before Gary’s Anchorage, Ungowa is perfect for those wanting to explore some of the lesser known areas of our beautiful backyard on the Fraser Coast. This stretch of coastline is made recognisable by its cliffs filled with coffee rock and white sand.

As you make your way through these waters, you’ll spot old artefacts like the jetty, which point to this area’s significance as a forestry station when the timber industry operated on Fraser Island.

A major highlight of this anchorage is uncovering hidden shipwrecks from the water. You’ll spot the Ceratodus Wreck (a logging barge) just south of the Ungowa Jetty and the SS Palmer in nearby Deep Creek. The SS Palmer was also used as a logging barge along with transporting gravel from Big Woody Island to mainland Hervey Bay in the 1930’s before being abandoned at Deep Creek in 1942.

Not only do these wrecks provide incredible history, but boast some great spots to try and catch some fresh fish or crabs for dinner.

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