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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Fraser Island, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Fraser Island...

Fraser Island is a surf spot in Australia. The water temperature around Fraser Island changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 20.8°C (69.5°F) in July up to 28°C (82.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (75°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Fraser Island is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Fraser Island?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Fraser Island is approximately:
24°C (74°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Fraser Island. A good spot nearby is Double Island Point, which is only 67.7km (42miles) away from Fraser Island. Click here for directions and for more information on Double Island Point and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Fraser Island is Teewah, which is ca 68km (42.2miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are located in proximity to Fraser Island. The next good one is Ninety Mile Beach, which is more than 1301km (808miles) away from Fraser Island. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Bayleys Beach, 1371.2km (851.7miles) away from Fraser Island.

What wetsuit is needed for Fraser Island?

The water temperature at Fraser Island is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or light top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Fraser Island. Nevertheless, during summer, temperatures come down to 21°C (70°F). During these months, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Fraser Island?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 21 to 26°C (70-79°F) during June, July, and August. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. The conditions change during winter when sea temperatures reach 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Fraser Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Fraser Island...

Do you know what the the city Cuntis in Spain, the city Auletta in Italy, and Juan de Fuca Ridge have in common with Fraser Island? Click on the links to find out...