Fraser Island Self-Guided 7D/6N
Local Aboriginal people call this Island “K’gari” (meaning “paradise”) because there’s something undoubtedly special about Fraser Island. Its bountiful forests, picture-perfect beaches, azure seas and freshwater lakes have all earned it World Heritage-listed status. The Fraser Island Great Walk is undoubtedly the best way to experience all of this.
Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island. It consists purely of sand and yet it supports large stands of lush tropical rainforest. Some of the massive trees are more than 6 metres wide and over 1000 years old. The sands also support more than forty crystal-clear freshwater lakes. Our favourite, Lake McKenzie, is rightfully known as the jewel of Fraser Island. Don’t forget to pack the swimming gear.
Your journey on foot on the Fraser Island Great Walk encompasses an amazing variety of landscapes. Much of the walking is remote, enabling you to immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of this unblemished natural environment entirely away from the busy tourist routes. The island also abounds with wildlife, whales, wallabies, dolphins and dugongs frolic and roam freely and a bird lover’s paradise, with over 240 species recorded in the area.
- Experience the jewel of Fraser Island, Lake McKenzie
- Walk through remote, tranquil natural environment
- See wallabies, dolphins and even dugongs in the wild
Max group size:
- - Luggage transport
- - Ferry and vehicle transfers
- - 6 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
- - Chef-cooked breakfasts and walkers’ lunches
- - National Park admission
- - Navigation with comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
- - 24/7 ground support
Departures:Departs Daily, April - October
Day 1: Harvey Bay
This holiday begins at Hervey Bay at 2pm with a night’s accommodation and time to take a stroll along the picturesque Esplanade.
In the morning, cruise over to the island on the ferry, watching for whales, dolphins and sharks en route.
Day 2: Lake McKenzie to Eurong Resort
Cruise via ferry over to the island.
The walking on the Fraser Island Great walk commences at stunning Lake McKenzie and continues via Basin Lake and Central Station all the way across to Eurong Beach.
Day 3: Inland to Lake Wabby, Hammerstone Sandblow and 75 Mile Beach
This section of the Fraser Island Great Walk track includes Lake Wabby, a fabulous place for a swim.
Then onwards to One Tree Rocks and Hammerstone Sandblow.
Fraser Island is a bird lover’s paradise with over 240 species recorded in the area.
The final stretch is along the 75-mile beach back to Eurong.
Day 4: Valley of the Giants
The Fraser Island Great walk is diverse and no more so than today as we head through the Valley of the Giants where you’ll see massive trees with huge buttressed roots.
Marvel at giant satinays and tallow wood trees. You will see an extraordinary array of buttress-rooted trees, strangler figs, rare primitive cycads and huge satinays.
Day 5: Dilli Village to Lake Birrabeen
Today begins with a drive down the 75 mile beach to the small settlement of Dilli Village.
Hike via Lakes Boomanjin, Benaroon and Birrabeen to Central Station.
Day 6: Lake McKenzie to Kingfisher
For a more relaxing day, start with a drive to lake McKenzie.
Spend some time swimming before walking back to the resort via McKenzie’s Jetty observing historic relics of the commando school.
Today we deviate from the Fraser Island Great walk to find our way to Kingfisher Bay Resort via the historic old Tramline track.
Day 7: Fraser Bay to Hervey Bay
Finish with a ferry ride back to Hervey Bay.
You can choose to leave on the 7:50am, 10:30am or 2:00pm ferry.