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.

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.