K'gari (Fraser Island) Great Walk Fraser Coast

Walk almost the full length of the island on this 90km Great Walk. Photo credit: © Ben Blanche

Camping on the K'gari (Fraser Island) Great Walk

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) provides walkers' camps—small, camping areas, with few or no facilities, limited numbers, away from main camping areas and facilities—a real get-away experience.

Camp under the stars and away from the crowds in one of the small walkers' camps along the walk. Photo: Queensland Government

Camp under the stars and away from the crowds in one of the small walkers' camps along the walk. Photo: Queensland Government

QPWS walkers' camps are available for booking at:

Dilli Village—privately operated by the University of the Sunshine Coast—offers camping facilities with showers, toilets and a range of cabin accommodation. Camping fees apply and booking ahead is recommended. QPWS camping permits are not accepted if staying at Dilli Village.

QPWS walkers' camp facilities:

  • access to toilets nearby—may be up to 200m away (no toilets near Jabiru Swamp)
  • access to platform seats
  • access to water (treat before drinking)
  • dingo-deterrent fences only around the walkers' camp sites at Lake McKenzie, Central Station, Lake Boomanjin.

Book ahead

Camping permits are required and fees apply.

  • View the on-screen topographic map.
  • Plan your walking times and overnight camping.
  • Book your camp sites online.
  • If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options.

Please note:

  • You can stay at each QPWS walkers' camp for a maximum of two nights in a row.
  • Your group should have no more than eight people.

A range of other QPWS camping areas on K'gari are available with beach camping permitted within certain zones just in from the beach. Signs along the beach indicate the zones and you must camp within them.

Please note:

  • No facilities are provided in most beach camping areas.
  • There is no access to drinking water.
  • No bush toileting is permitted—campers must bring a portable toilet or, for walkers without a vehicle, a personal hygiene kit to carry toilet waste to the next facility.

Other accommodation

Privately-run accommodation—unit, motel and resort-style—is available at:

  • Happy Valley
  • Eurong
  • Kingfisher Bay.

Holiday houses and cabins are for rent at:

  • Dilli Village (also has a camping area)
  • Eurong township
  • Happy Valley township
  • various sites along the eastern beach (Yidney and Poyungan Rocks areas).

Contact Tourism Hervey Bay or visit the Fraser Coast website for more information.

Also see:

  • Rest and recharge after a day of walking at this well-equipped camping area nestled in shady forest and alive with birdsong.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • After a day on your feet, relax and recuperate beside a shady freshwater aquifer that is alive with the calls of birds and frogs.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • You’ll be glad to arrive at this peaceful lakeside camping area after a long day on the Fraser Island Great Walk.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • After a long day hiking on the Fraser Island Great Walk, pitch your tent close to what is reputedly the world’s largest perched lake.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Relax and recharge at this peaceful camp, where bird calls fill the air and tranquil Lake Garawongera beckons.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Take a refreshing dip in beautiful Lake McKenzie, and enjoy the peace this walkers' camp offers after a long day's hike.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Recharge after a day on the Fraser Island Great Walk and marvel at the panoramic views from the nearby lookout.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Sheltered beneath towering trees, this cool site is the perfect spot to set up camp after a long day of walking.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted