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

Watch the dark tannin-tainted waters of Woralie Creek wash out to sea. Photo credit: Rob Cameron © Queensland Government

K'gari (Fraser Island) fire update

Visitor access to the island is restricted until further notice while fires are being managed. Follow Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Park Alerts for updates. Camping and vehicle access permit holders are able to amend to cancel their booking via www.qld.gov.au/camping.

Fraser Island (K'gari) is the traditional land of the Butchulla Aboriginal people and a world heritage area. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Critical information for your safety

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

Woralie Creek camping area

Enjoy beach sunsets and shoreline fishing at this easy-to-get-to camping area on Platypus Bay.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD

Campground facilities

  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Anchoring allowed
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Scenic drive
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Fishing

This beach camping area sits in the low foredunes and is shaded by forests of Moreton Bay ash, black wattle, coastal she oak and pandanus. It's an ideal location for less-experienced drivers and for people wanting to avoid beach driving.

The calm ocean waters here make for sensational beach sunsets—soak up the golden light as you stroll along the shore.

Try your luck at fishing in the protected waters of the Great Sandy Marine Park and canoe or kayak in Platypus Bay.

At night fall asleep to the gentle sounds of the waves rolling up the beach.

This park is part of the Fraser Island World Heritage Area, famed for its exceptional natural beauty, outstanding examples of coastal dune landform development and evolutionary history.

Getting there and getting around

Woralie Creek beach camping area is on K'gari (Fraser Island), 15km off the coast of Hervey Bay and about 300km north of Brisbane.

  • The camping area is near Woralie Road, at the western beach end, approximately 12.2km north of the Moon Point estuary in Platypus Bay.
  • It is accessible by boat via the Great Sandy Marine Park, and by 4WD along the beach at low tide.
  • The GPS location is Zone 56J, easting—511391 and northing—7221206.
  • The map location is latitude S25˚07'30" and longitude E153˚06'47".
  • The Western Beach is not suitable for trailers except for designated camper trailer sites inthis camping area.

Getting to K'gari

You can get to the island by high clearance 4WD, on foot, by plane or with a commercial tour.

By 4WD

  • Your high clearance 4WD must have low range functions.
  • Remember all vehicles must be registered, drivers must be licensed and all Queensland road rules apply, even on beaches.
  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.
  • A vehicle access permit must be purchased. Display the permit on your windscreen before driving in the recreation area.

From Inskip Point (15mins from Rainbow Beach)

  • At the end of the bitumen on Inskip Point Road, reduce tyre pressure, engage 4WD and drive 500m onto the beach.
  • Drive onto the Manta Ray barge for the 10–15min trip to Hook Point on the southern tip of K'gari (Fraser Island), and the start of the Eastern Beach scenic drive.
  • Bookings for this barge are not required.

From River Heads (east of Maryborough)

  • Travel 10.6km along River Heads Road to the Fraser Island Barges landing area.
  • The trip to Wanggoolba Creek on western K'gari (Fraser Island) takes 30–45min.
  • The trip to Kingfisher Bay on western K'gari (Fraser Island) takes 50mins–1hr.
  • These barges run at fixed time and bookings are essential.

On foot

  • Walkers can board a vehicle barge to the island (details above) or arrive by plane.

By plane

By private vessel

  • Access K'gari (Fraser Island)'s sheltered western coastline by private vessel. The eastern coastline of the island is extremely hazardous and exposed to very rough ocean conditions.
  • Launch your boat at one of the many boat ramps on the mainland between Tin Can Bay and Burnett Heads. There are no boat ramps on K'gari (Fraser Island).
  • See Maritime Safety Queensland's Beacon to Beacon Guides for the Great Sandy Strait and Hervey Bay for detailed navigational maps.
  • The waters adjacent to Fraser Island are in the Great Sandy Marine Park.

Commercial tours

  • You can join a range of tours that leave from a variety of centres.
  • For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Woralie Creek beach camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting K'gari safely and camp with care.