At 500 kilometres south of the Tropic of Capricorn, Fraser Island has a hot and humid climate but is cooled by sea breezes.
Its summer maximum average temperature is only 30 degrees C, although the summer months have some extremely hot days.
Winters are mild, with average temperatures of around 15 degrees C. This is usually the dry season and most winter days are sunny and frost free, making for a very pleasant climate.
People with fair skins need to be wary when out in the midday sunshine since unprotected skin can burn in a few minutes. Hats, cool clothing that protects from the sun, sunscreen and common sense are essentials to enjoying Fraser Island summers.