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K'gari (Fraser Island), Great Sandy National Park

Tag-along tours are one of the many types of tours available that offer visitors a great experience on K'gari. Photo: Queensland GovernmentTag-along tours are one of the many types of tours available that offer visitors a great experience on K'gari. Photo: Queensland Government

Conditions report
Four-wheel-driving can be dangerous.

Critical information for your safety is included in the conditions report—always check it before you visit.

Danger! (Lake Wabby)
  • Running, rolling, boarding, sliding and jumping down the sand dunes can cause serious injury or death.
  • Serious spinal injuries have occurred as a result of performing these activities in the past.
Survive your drive

K'gari's beaches and sand tracks are rough and only suitable for high clearance 4WD vehicles with low range capacity. All-wheel drive vehicles are not recommended.

Four-wheel-driving on K'gari can be dangerous.

People have died in crashes here, so take sand driving seriously.

To help keep visitors safe, new laws are in place for 4WD hire vehicles. See the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) for more information.

Driving on sand

  • Four-wheel-driving on sand is different to driving a normal car and handling can be difficult. Slow down, pack light and store gear inside the car.
  • Stick to the speed limit. In good conditions, 80km/hr on the beach and 30km/hr on inland tracks. Remember, slower is safer.
  • Do not drive along the foredunes to avoid the high tides. It's prohibited (fines apply) and your vehicle can subside in the softer sands, become unstable and roll-over causing serious injury or death.
  • Consider tides, driving conditions and distances when booking a camp site—plan to arrive at your camp site well before dusk.
  • For essential safety tips view the safety video Drive to survive on K'gari (Fraser Island)
  • Print off the Driving on sand safety guide (PDF, 2.0M) for your next visit to K'gari.
  • For more information see driving on sand.
Wongari: the dingoes on K'gari

Facilities and activities


Approximately 300km north of Brisbane

What's special

Long beaches, dramatic coloured-sand cliffs, natural sandblows, rocky headlands and pristine freshwater lakes and streams are some of K'gari's (Fraser Island’s) spectacular natural features.

Maps and useful links

Location of K\'gari (Fraser Island), Great Sandy National Park within Queensland

Last updated
27 March 2020