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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