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

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

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Journeys

  • Walk through lush rainforest and woodlands to what is regarded by many as the island’s most beautiful lake.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    5.6km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 3hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Explore lush tropical rainforest and towering woodlands on the way to world-famous Lake McKenzie and picturesque Lake Wabby.

    Journey type
    4WD, trail bike, scenic drive
    Distance
    27.2km one way
    Time suggested
    Allow 3hrs driving time
    Grade
    unrated
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • No walking
    • Scenic drive
  • Discover this scenic walk that gently climbs the high dune system of the island between the beach at Eurong and Central Station.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    10.5km one way
    Time suggested
    Allow 4.5hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Named for the champagne-like effect of ocean waves cascading over rock walls, these tidal pools are a fizzy delight.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    700m return
    Time suggested
    Allow 30mins walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Walk through impressive stands of native pines and along a shimmering coastal landscape to the shoreline of Ocean Lake.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    900m circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 30mins walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Linking the Hook Point barge landing and Dilli Village, this mostly flat walking track hugs the western side of Jabiru Swamp.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    25.3km one way
    Time suggested
    Allow 10hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Meander through tall forests to a lookout with coastal views, and a mangrove-lined creek that is a nursery for juvenile fish and crabs.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    3km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 1.5hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Explore 175km of glorious island coastline on this 4WD route dotted with spectacular sights, sounds and opportunities.

    Journey type
    4WD, trail bike, scenic drive
    Distance
    137.9km one way
    Time suggested
    Allow 5hrs driving time (dependent on tides).
    Grade
    unrated
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • No walking
    • Scenic drive
  • A perfect retreat from the summer heat, this large, fast-flowing freshwater creek will entertain the whole family for hours.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    400m return
    Time suggested
    Allow 30mins walking time
    Grade
    Grade 2 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Spend a week exploring towering forests, crystal lakes, golden sand dunes and significant historical and cultural sites.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    Up to 90km one way
    Time suggested
    Allow eight days walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Take in coastal views and island history on this overnight circuit walk to the blue water and white shores of Lake McKenzie.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    23.2km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 9hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Learn all about coastal dune formation on this short walk to the striking, coloured sands of Rainbow Gorge and Kirrar Sandblow.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1.9km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 1hr walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Sleek golden water reflects the surrounding trees and clear blue sky at the only rainforested lake on the island.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1.4km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 1hr walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 2 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Stroll through lush rainforest and tall eucalypts to escape the crowds at this pretty blue lake fringed by white sandy beaches.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    12.6km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 5hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Cross a lush creek and walk along an impressive sandblow on the way to see what is reputedly the world’s largest perched lake.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    12.6km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 6hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Stand atop Wun'gul Sandblow on your way to the beautiful tannin-tainted Lake Bowarrady on this full-day hike.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    22.4km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 8hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Jump in the 4WD and leave the crowds behind on this inland sand track through an ever-changing landscape.

    Journey type
    4WD, trail bike, scenic drive
    Distance
    19km one way
    Time suggested
    Allow 2hrs driving time.
    Grade
    unrated
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • No walking
    • Scenic drive
  • Hike through cool rainforests and eucalypt woodlands, past a sand blow and into the tranquil surrounds of Lake Garawongera.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    12.9km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 7hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • See the beautiful rainforests of Central Station, mysterious Basin Lake and well-renowned Lake McKenzie on this glorious two-day walk.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    18km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 8.5hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Take in ocean views from the western cliffs, and enjoy a refreshing dip in the clear, cool waters of Lake McKenzie.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    13.8km one way
    Time suggested
    Allow 5.5hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Walk to the lookout for views of the slow-motion battle between the Hammerstone Sandblow and Lake Wabby.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    900m return
    Time suggested
    Allow 30mins walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Walk to the Hammerstone Sandblow, Lake Wabby and then onto a lookout for panoramic views over this dynamic landscape.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    4.1km one way
    Time suggested
    Allow 2hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Step back in time as nature and culture combine on this stunning and informative half-day historical walk along a spectacular coastline.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    7.2km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 4hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Spend a day driving through an ever-changing landscape, exploring diverse forests, shady day-use areas, inland lakes and impressive sandblows.

    Journey type
    4WD, scenic drive
    Distance
    42.4km one way
    Time suggested
    Allow 4hrs driving time.
    Grade
    unrated
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • No walking
    • Scenic drive
  • You’ll be in awe of the forest diversity on this long distance walk, considered one of the best on the island.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    12.4km one way
    Time suggested
    Allow 5hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Wander through magnificent stands of Fraser Island satinay in lush rainforest, and discover the extraordinary tale of their survival and regeneration.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    4km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 2hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Discover historic Sandy Cape lighthouse and the amazing life and stories of the light keepers who lived there.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    4.8km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 2hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Drive through ever-changing forests to lesser-known (and less crowded!) lakes, challenging walks, gentle strolls and cool picnic spots.

    Journey type
    4WD, trail bike, scenic drive
    Distance
    27.6km one way
    Time suggested
    Allow 3hrs driving time.
    Grade
    unrated
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • No walking
    • Scenic drive
  • Meander through lush, towering rainforest alongside picturesque Wanggoolba Creek in the historic heart of the island.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    700m circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 30mins walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 2 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • This superb walk leads you through mangrove shrubland, eucalypt forest and lush rainforest to one of the island's most superb freshwater lakes.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    14.5km one way
    Time suggested
    Allow 5.5hrs walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive