THE PERFECT GETAWAYFind us on Millar St, Happy Valley, Fraser Island QLD On the left, just past the Retreat on the road to Lake Garrawongera.
Shearwater has been the favourite holiday destination for four generations of our family for nearly 50 years. Reflecting the heart of our large family, the house is well equipped to cater for many guests, including kitchen equipment and basic supplies.
The house is solar powered, with a back up generator that automatically starts when the power is low. The oven, barbecue and stove top run on gas, with instant Rinnai gas hot water supplying the house.
As the house is isolated, with no access to regular cleaners, we ask that you leave the house as you found it, cleaning the house on exit
Getting to Fraser Island
VIDEO TOURTake a peek inside and see why hundreds return every year.
AMENITIESWhen you stay at Shearwater you can expect to have a wonderful time outdoors and indoors, while we keep to a no TV policy to keep your focus on our beautiful place we also aim to provide your family with a home away from home feeling.
Nearly 50 Years Ownership By The Frith Family.
Jenny and Tom Frith, along with their 6 children: Margaret, Annabelle, Elspeth, Peter, Rachael and Emma have been visiting Fraser Island for nearly 50 years. In 1976, Jenny and Tom purchased a half completed set of units, turning it into a holiday home to house their large family and all the friends that accompanied them, as they explored the island.
In the 1970’s, timber logging and sand mining was still occurring on the island. While the island was covered in tracks, none of them were sign posted. Three enormous forestry maps, with roads identified by blazes cut into trees, was the only guide the family had as they returned to the Island every school holiday period, while they explored the island and their love for it deepened.
Over the years, the house has been renovated and extended many times. Over time, the house has been opened up for renting, and has been the holiday destination for many families. It has also been a base for many fishing enthusiasts, with some groups now having returned annually for the last 30 years.
With Jenny and Tom’s family now including 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, Shearwater remains the favourite holiday destination of the extended Frith Clan.
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