The stunning Fraser Island World Heritage Area is the setting for the Fraser Island Great Walk that winds for 90 kilometres between Dilli Village and Happy Valley. Towering rainforests, crystal-clear lakes, coloured sands and vast sand dunes are just a few of the natural wonders you will discover on the walk.... more
Following the pathways of the island's original inhabitants, the Butchulla people, as well as old logging roads and tramlines, the track passes iconic sites such as Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora), Wanggoolba Creek, Lake Wabby and Central Station.
In the centre of the island discover tall, awe-inspiring forests and more than 200 freshwater lakes and creeks that provide sanctuary to numerous birds, including brahminy kites, pied oystercatchers, red-capped plovers, white-bellied sea-eagles, yellow-tailed black-cockatoos and king-parrots. At night, sugar gliders, brushtail possums and flying-foxes become active. You will need to carry reliable communication and navigation equipment and the Fraser Island Great Walk topographic map.... less
The Fraser Island Great!Walk is a well-defined sandy track with a generally firm and stable surface. However, you should expect some sections of soft sand which make walking slow and tiring. Wear sturdy footwear, sunscreen and a hat and avoid walking in the hottest part of the day.
Walkers need to be fully self-sufficient and carry plenty of drinking water.
Do not dive into the lakes, or swim in the ocean.
Be Dingo safe; follow the guidelines given in brochures and on signs. Refer to the QPWS website for more detailed information.
This popular walk can be done all year round, however spring is best for the wildflowers. The subtropical climate is moderated by sea breezes. There are often severe tropical storms from January to March.
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