Stay at Mullet’s Cabin in beautiful Orchid Beach township on the eastern side of the northern end of Fraser Island.

Boasting Australia’s most pristine beaches and best fishing, Orchid Beach is the ideal base from which to explore all the natural attractions of Fraser Island.

Mullet’s Cabin is the perfect accommodation for couples, groups, and families to escape and enjoy an island paradise. Fully self-contained, Mullet’s Cabin offers:

  • Spectacular ocean views from Sandy Cape to Waddy Point
  • 5-minute walk to the beach
  • Accommodates maximum 7 people. Open plan room with queen size bed and 5 single beds. Pillows and blankets are provided. Bed linen is not provided.
  • Bathroom and toilet
  • Kitchen with gas stove, microwave, fridge, freezer, 150L deep freezer
  • Laundry with twin-top loader
  • Colour flat-screen television, DVD, VCR
  • Gas BBQ
  • Fish-cleaning table
  • 24 hr power, auto generator, solar, batteries and inverter
  • Power access to charge mobile phone and camera batteries only. Plug-in appliances are not permitted.
  • Rates: $1,000 per week

Remember to bring all consumables including but not limited to toilet paper, towels, insect spray, first aid kit, and bin liners.

Bookings (07) 4127 9377
0408 158 837

Family on beach, fishing on beach, flowers


Fraser Island beaches

Fraser Island

Fraser Island is a heritage-listed island on the southern coast of Queensland, Australia, approximately 200km north of Brisbane.

It’s the world's biggest sand island, 120km long and 24km wide.

The original inhabitants, the Butchulla people, called the island “KGari” (pronounced “gurrie”) meaning paradise.

Fraser Island has amazing biodiversity with lush rainforests, mangroves, melaleuca swamps, tall eucalypyus woodlands and coastal dunes. There are fresh water lakes, crystal clear streams and seemingly endless beaches. The island is home to 325 species of birds and 40 reptile varieties. Fraser Island dingoes are believed to be the purest bred in Eastern Australia.

Click to view map of Fraser Island (courtesy Google)

Fraser Island fishing

Orchid Beach

Mullet’s Cabin is located in Orchid Beach, a north-facing township of privately-owned holiday beach houses.

Orchid Beach was named by the author of The Orchid Beach Story, Sir Reg Barnewall, an aviator who was so enchanted by the area that he and his aviator wife, Lady Maureen Barnewall, sold their Victorian property in the early 1960s to follow their dream of establishing an island resort.

Click to view map of Orchid Beach (courtesy Google)

Dingo, man with 4WD, woman with fish

Useful information


Tailor is one of the most common fish species sought by anglers on Fraser Island. On the eastern coast of the island, jewfish and golden trevally are also plentiful, while whiting and flathead prefer the calmer western waters. Surf bream are caught all around the island. Pilchards, bloodworms, yabbies, pips and sandworms can all be used for bait. You can catch your own fresh bait or buy it on the island.

Fishing is banned in Fraser Island creeks and lakes.

Getting there

There are many ways to get to Mullet’s Cabin from private boat to light aircraft, with an airfield at Orchid Beach, but most people come by 4WD. Vehicular barges to the northern end of Fraser Island leave from River Heads (20mins south of Hervey Bay). Vehicular barges to the southern end of Fraser Island leave from Inskip Point (accessible via Rainbow Beach, east of Gympie).

For visitors driving a 4WD on Fraser Island, high vehicle clearance is recommended. You will also need a vehicle permit. For more details see the information links below.

Tide Times

For tide times please see the tides at Waddy Point link below.


Note only some mobile providers (Telstra) have full coverage on the island. There is a public coin operated phone at Orchid Beach.


The local shop at Orchid Beach has basic supplies but no fresh fruit or vegetables.