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

Critical information for your safety

Critical information for your safety is included in the conditions report—always check it before you visit. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Be inspired: Explore the Sunshine and Fraser coasts—your go-to weekend escapes!

They’re renowned for surf and sun-drenched beaches, and deservedly-so, but take a closer look and you’ll find the Sunshine and Fraser coasts have so much more in store! Photo credit: Adam Creed © Queensland Government

Be inspired: It’s official—Queensland National Parks have the best beaches!

It’s official—Queensland National Parks have the best beaches! How do we know? There’s a list going around of Australia’s Top 101 beaches to visit. Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Be inspired: Queensland National Parks’ best-loved camping areas

We are truly a nation of coast dwellers, so when it comes to camping holidays, where do we head? To the water, of course! Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Visiting K'gari safely

Safety is our concern, but your responsibility. QPWS&P brochures, signs and web pages offer you safety information—please read it and heed it.

Be aware:

  • K'gari has a network of tracks and roads and a very long eastern beach used by pedestrians, fishers, wildlife and vehicles.
  • Some roads are one-way only, some are shared zones—vehicles must give way to pedestrians—and some are management tracks with no public access.
  • Look for traffic signs on the upper beach—the beach is considered a road where vehicles are permitted.
  • Safety and regulatory signs warn you of the dangers, rules and regulations, and ways to help conserve the special features of K'gari.
  • Walking track entrances, camping areas and day-use areas have information and orientation signs, including site-specific interpretive materials.
  • 'Aircraft landing zone' signs are located at either end of the designated landing (and take off) areas for the authorised small planes that are permitted to land on the island.
  • Find out about the travel options for accessing K'gari and up-to-date information about conditions on the island.

  • Essential safety information whilst travelling around and staying on the island to ensure you are prepared and aware of potential hazards.

  • It's important to be prepared for a trip to K'gari. Find out what to bring and other essentials to prepare for a safe visit.