• SELF-GUIDED
  • 7 DAYS
  • Moderate
PRICE FROM £ 1,315 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 430 per person

OVERVIEW

K'gari (Fraser Island) is the world's largest sand island. The direct translation of K'gari, the indigenous people's name for Fraser, is paradise. There's undoubtedly something special about this place. Its bountiful forests, picture-perfect beaches,  wild ocean and calm ocean strait, not to mention the freshwater lakes, have all earned it World Heritage-listed status. The Fraser Island Great Walk is undoubtedly the best way to experience all of this.  All of this walk is remote, and you will get to enjoy the serenity of the island and the unblemished natural environment entirely away from the busy tourist routes.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Massive trees (over 6 metres wide) and over 1000 years old
  • Admire some of the forty crystal-clear freshwater lakes, including Lake McKenzie, the jewel of K'gari
  • An abundance of wildlife, whales, wallabies, dolphins and dugongs
  • A bird lover's paradise, with over 240 species recorded in the area
  • Spot dingoes on the beach

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
7 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate
PRICE FROM
£ 1315 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 430 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 7-day pack free Fraser Island walking holiday
  • The Fraser Island Great Walk and much more
  • Luggage transport
  • Ferry and vehicle transfers
  • 6 nights accommodation with ensuites
  • Chef-cooked breakfasts and walkers lunches
  • National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s comprehensive track notes

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

Typical accommodation on this trip includes B&Bs like the one in Hervey Bay. On the Island, you’ll stay at the K’gari Beach Resort on the other side of the island and Kingfisher Bay Resort all in ensuite rooms hotel, both accommodations are in gorgeous locations. All the rooms have ensuites and have use of all the resort facilities including rather large pools and are located right on the beach.

The cooked buffet breakfasts are prepared by professional chefs.

Each day whilst you’re walking you’ll be provided with a substantial Walkers Lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A walkers lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

GENERAL INFO

The Fraser Island walking holiday starts and finishes in Hervey Bay. The Fraser Island great walk is mostly moderate to easy going. Full-day walks average about 17km with 5-7 hours of walking each day. The walking is over mostly flat, well-walked paths and bush tracks.

This is a long walk, so we highly recommend incorporating a rest day along the way or at the end of the trip to recover.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice in our FAQ section.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

The trip starts and ends in Harvey Bay. The easiest way to get there is to fly. Taking the bus from Brisbane is also another option as is driving your car and leaving it the first accommodation. We have detailed information on how to get there and away which we will provide after booking.

AVAILABILITY

Available from April to 15 October.

This walking holiday cannot be booked during the following dates

For 2023 only, 6 May – 28 May 2023 is a blackout period

For 2024 only, 5 May – 31 May 2024 is a blackout period

 

WEATHER

The cooler months of May to August are great for hiking as there is low humidity. It can be very warm and humid from September to November and again in April. This walk is not available over the summer months of Late October to March. The tracks are closed in many cases in any case.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

Fraser Island ave temperature graph

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

DINGO SAFETY

Fraser Island dingoes are thought to have the greatest level of genetic purity of any dingo populations remaining in eastern Australia. They are beautiful, fascinating animals to watch, but you should not approach them closely. They are wild animals and close contact with humans creates familiarity, and the animal then loses its natural, innate wariness of people.

Your walk notes contain important information on Dingo safety.

Please also refer to Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science information on Dingoes here.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@stroll.com

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 1 Apr 2024 - 15 Oct 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1315

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 430

    See Availability in General Info for blackout dates

  • 1 Apr 2025 - 15 Oct 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1365

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 445

    See Availability in General Info for blackout dates

sections

Overview

K'gari (Fraser Island) is the world's largest sand island. The direct translation of K'gari, the indigenous people's name for Fraser, is paradise. There's undoubtedly something special about this place. Its bountiful forests, picture-perfect beaches,  wild ocean and calm ocean strait, not to mention the freshwater lakes, have all earned it World Heritage-listed status. The Fraser Island Great Walk is undoubtedly the best way to experience all of this.  All of this walk is remote, and you will get to enjoy the serenity of the island and the unblemished natural environment entirely away from the busy tourist routes.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Massive trees (over 6 metres wide) and over 1000 years old
  • Admire some of the forty crystal-clear freshwater lakes, including Lake McKenzie, the jewel of K'gari
  • An abundance of wildlife, whales, wallabies, dolphins and dugongs
  • A bird lover's paradise, with over 240 species recorded in the area
  • Spot dingoes on the beach
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • 7-day pack free Fraser Island walking holiday
  • The Fraser Island Great Walk and much more
  • Luggage transport
  • Ferry and vehicle transfers
  • 6 nights accommodation with ensuites
  • Chef-cooked breakfasts and walkers lunches
  • National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s comprehensive track notes
Accommodation & Dining

Typical accommodation on this trip includes B&Bs like the one in Hervey Bay. On the Island, you’ll stay at the K’gari Beach Resort on the other side of the island and Kingfisher Bay Resort all in ensuite rooms hotel, both accommodations are in gorgeous locations. All the rooms have ensuites and have use of all the resort facilities including rather large pools and are located right on the beach.

The cooked buffet breakfasts are prepared by professional chefs.

Each day whilst you’re walking you’ll be provided with a substantial Walkers Lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A walkers lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

General Info

The Fraser Island walking holiday starts and finishes in Hervey Bay. The Fraser Island great walk is mostly moderate to easy going. Full-day walks average about 17km with 5-7 hours of walking each day. The walking is over mostly flat, well-walked paths and bush tracks.

This is a long walk, so we highly recommend incorporating a rest day along the way or at the end of the trip to recover.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice in our FAQ section.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

The trip starts and ends in Harvey Bay. The easiest way to get there is to fly. Taking the bus from Brisbane is also another option as is driving your car and leaving it the first accommodation. We have detailed information on how to get there and away which we will provide after booking.

AVAILABILITY

Available from April to 15 October.

This walking holiday cannot be booked during the following dates

For 2023 only, 6 May – 28 May 2023 is a blackout period

For 2024 only, 5 May – 31 May 2024 is a blackout period

 

WEATHER

The cooler months of May to August are great for hiking as there is low humidity. It can be very warm and humid from September to November and again in April. This walk is not available over the summer months of Late October to March. The tracks are closed in many cases in any case.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

Fraser Island ave temperature graph

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

DINGO SAFETY

Fraser Island dingoes are thought to have the greatest level of genetic purity of any dingo populations remaining in eastern Australia. They are beautiful, fascinating animals to watch, but you should not approach them closely. They are wild animals and close contact with humans creates familiarity, and the animal then loses its natural, innate wariness of people.

Your walk notes contain important information on Dingo safety.

Please also refer to Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science information on Dingoes here.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Apr 2024 - 15 Oct 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1315
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 430
    DETAILS

    See Availability in General Info for blackout dates

  • Date
    1 Apr 2025 - 15 Oct 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1365
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 445
    DETAILS

    See Availability in General Info for blackout dates

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