Formerly Fraser Island

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K’gari (the Indigenous name for Fraser Island) offers an abundance of untouched natural beauty just 300km north of Brisbane, and 15km off the coast of Hervey Bay. As the world’s largest sand island, stretching 123km long and 22km wide, this World Heritage listed wonder offers endless white sand beaches, freshwater lakes and tropical rainforests. Beautiful pristine beaches and sparkling freshwater lakes, cool and peaceful rainforests with huge trees, swampy wetlands full of wild flowers and vast everchanging sand dunes all can all be found within one or two hours’ drive of Orchid Beach

K’gari is home to over 325 species of birds including Australia’s stork, the Jabiru. There are also wallabies, possums, flying foxes, echidnas, as well as eastern Australia’s purest population of dingo. A unique species of tortoise can be found in many of the freshwater lakes, and the warm waters surrounding the island attract dugong, dolphins and turtles. The magnificent humpback whales visit between August and November can be seen from the veranda of K’gari breaching off Waddy Point. In this same period K’gari and particularly Orchid Beach offers some of the best tailor fishing in Australia.

Whether among resort-style comforts or camping on the beach, this is the place to recharge and reconnect with nature.

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Things to do

Take in Kingfisher Bay
Catch the 50-minute ferry from Hervey Bay across to Kingfisher Bay, hire a Segway from the jetty and make tracks down the western beach. This eco-friendly way to see the island allows you to enjoy the fresh air while your guide gives you the insider word.
Action Packed Sight Seeing
For an action-packed scenic tour of the island, hop on a jet-ski at Hervey Bay with Fraserjet and power along the sheltered crystal clear waters of the Great Sandy Straight to K'gari.
Take to the air
A scenic flight from Hervey Bay gives you a bird’s eye perspective of K'gari. Discover why Butterfly Lake got its name and see Lake McKenzie’s contrasting turquoise-to-blue water in its full glory
Untouched Beauty
Get off the beaten track and see the untouched side of K'gari with Tasman Venture, specialising in remote island tours. You’ll be one of only a few people who go to the rugged wilderness of the west side of the island, with its endless white sand and fringing forests. Once you anchor, the day’s itinerary is in your hands, with stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and swimming in the clear creeks.
All Terrain Sight seeing
A 4WD is one of the best ways to experience all the many terrains of K'gari It’s also the easiest way to tick off the holy trinity of Central Station, Lake McKenzie and 75 Mile Beach in a single day.


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