OVERVIEW

The Aboriginals call this Island K’gari (meaning paradise) because there’s something undoubtedly special about Fraser Island. Its bountiful forests, picture-perfect beaches, azure seas and 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.

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island. It consists purely of sand and yet it supports large stands of lush tropical rainforest. On this Fraser Island trip, you’ll see an extraordinary array of buttress-rooted trees, strangler figs, rare primitive cycads and huge satinays. Some of the massive trees are more than 6 metres wide and over 1000 years old. The sands also support more than forty crystal-clear freshwater lakes. Our favourite, Lake McKenzie, is rightfully known as the jewel of Fraser Island. Don’t forget to pack the swimming gear.

Your journey on foot on the Fraser Island Great Walk encompasses an amazing variety of landscapes. Much of the walking is remote, enabling you to immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of this unblemished natural environment entirely away from the busy tourist routes. The island also abounds with wildlife, whales, wallabies, dolphins and dugongs frolic and roam freely. It’s also a bird lover’s paradise with over 240 species recorded in the area.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
8 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 2895

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 630

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8

DAY 1

This holiday begins at Hervey Bay after 2 pm with a night’s accommodation and time to take a stroll along the picturesque Esplanade. In the morning, cruise over to the island on the ferry, watching for whales, dolphins and sharks en route.

Accommodation: Coastal Motel or B&B in Hervey Bay in rooms with ensuites

Walking: No scheduled walking

Meals: Dinner isn’t included this evening to allow you the opportunity to explore Hervey Bay and it’s many eateries.

DAY 2

Cruise via ferry over to the island. The walking on the Fraser Island Great walk commences at stunning Lake McKenzie and continues via Basin Lake and Central Station all the way across to Eurong Beach.

Walking: Easy to Moderate / 16km / 6 Hrs

Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Eurong Beach Resort in ensuite rooms

 

DAY 3

This section of the Fraser Island Great Walk track includes Lake Wabby, a fabulous place for a swim. Then onwards to One Tree Rocks and Hammerstone Sandblow. The final stretch is along the 75-mile beach back to Eurong.

Walking: Moderate / 18km / 6–7 Hrs

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast, walkers lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Eurong Beach Resort in ensuite rooms

DAY 4

Start at Lake Garawongera and stay inland for most of the day, passing colourful heathlands and lakes. Finally, emerge on the beach at Poyungan Valley.

Walking: Moderate / 19.5km / 7 Hrs

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast, walkers lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Eurong Beach Resort in ensuite rooms

DAY 5

The Fraser Island Great walk is diverse and no more so than today as we head through the Valley of the Giants where you’ll see massive trees with huge buttressed roots. Marvel at giant satinays and tallowwood trees.

Walking: Easy to Moderate / 16km / 7 Hrs

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Eurong Beach Resort in ensuite rooms

DAY 6

Today begins with a drive down the 75 mile beach to the small settlement of Dilli Village. Hike via Lakes Boomanjin, Benaroon and Birrabeen to Central Station.

Walking: Moderate / 21kms / 7–8 hrs

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast, Walkers Lunch and 2 course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Kingfisher Bay Resort in ensuited rooms

DAY 7

For a more relaxing day, start with a drive to Lake McKenzie. Spend some time swimming before walking back to the resort via McKenzie’s Jetty observing historic relics of the commando school. Today we deviate from the Fraser Island Great walk to find our way to Kingfisher Bay Resort via the historic old Tramline track.

Walking: Easy to Moderate / 16km / 5 Hrs

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Kingfisher Bay Resort in ensuite rooms

DAY 8

Finish with a ferry ride back to Hervey Bay. You can choose to leave on the 7.50am, 10.30am or 2.00pm ferry. But why not stay on and enjoy the resort’s facilities and catch the later ferry back?

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 8 day pack free Fraser Island walking holiday
  • The Fraser Island Great Walk and much more
  • Luggage transport
  • Ferry and vehicle transfers
  • 7 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • All meals (except dinner on the first night), including chef-cooked breakfasts, walkers lunches and a la carte two course dinners
  • National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from our representatives on the ground

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

Typical accommodation on this trip includes B&Bs like the one in Hervey Bay. On the Island you’ll stay at Kingfisher and Eurong Resort. 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 right on the beach.

The two course dinners in the resort restaurants are prepared by professional chefs as are the cooked buffet breakfasts.

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 walking each day. The walking is over mostly flat, well-walked paths and bush tracks. On some of the days the walking can be shortened.

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. Kingfisher Bay Resort also offers excellent 4WD trips to the northern end of the island, a part you won’t be able to get to on foot, so we highly recommend you do this. We can book this for you but please let us know at the time of booking your holiday.

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

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. Not available over the summer months of December to March.

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

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance policy as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your Auswalk holiday after we have confirmed it. We want to help make insurance more affordable by offering you a discount on policies purchased through NIB Insurance. This applies to any NIB policies issued via this linkGet an instant quote and purchase online now.

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.

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, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

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DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Apr 2018 - 25 Nov 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2895

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $630

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  1. _phillherkess

    22 May, 2017 at 4:49 AM
    5

    Fraser Island is very beautiful and diverse and great to walk!
    There were many highlights, rainforests,swimming in the gorgeous pure clear water of Lake Mckenzie and walking along the beach.
    Auswalk provide all meals so you just need a day pack with water, insect repellant, and make sure your hiking shoes are well worn in! A walking stick is a good idea!
    Both resorts were good and the staff very helpful and couldn’t do enough for us.

  2. gdixonrb

    18 July, 2018 at 11:16 AM
    5

    This is an amazingly beautiful walk through spectacular forests. It is very peaceful with few other walkers. We have done many multi-day walks and Auswalks are easily the best company with regard to efficiency and also flexibility. We like their self-guided walks and the track notes they supply are superb. They take care of all the arrangements (accommodation, meals; transportation of luggage) and one can just enjoy the walking. This was our second self-guided walk with Auswalks and we are planning the next one.

  3. 960taniaw

    26 June, 2019 at 8:47 PM
    5

    I walked the Fraser Island 8 day self guided hike with my 10 year old son. We were mostly walking on our own, which was very peaceful. We did not get to see a dingo, but saw lots of evidence of dingoes on the paths.
    We were able to shorten the 2 longest days from 21 km to 15 km , to suit my son. The flexibility and hospitality extended to us, particularly by Greg and Lee at the Eurong Beach Resort, was tremendous.
    I particularly enjoyed the last dinner at the fine dining restaurant at Kingfisher Bay resort. I also enjoyed the magnificent ecosystems on Fraser. So much natural beauty – it was really special.
    We will definitely be back there. I would definitely recommend Aus Walk – they did a great job.

Overview

OVERVIEW

The Aboriginals call this Island K’gari (meaning paradise) because there’s something undoubtedly special about Fraser Island. Its bountiful forests, picture-perfect beaches, azure seas and 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.

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island. It consists purely of sand and yet it supports large stands of lush tropical rainforest. On this Fraser Island trip, you’ll see an extraordinary array of buttress-rooted trees, strangler figs, rare primitive cycads and huge satinays. Some of the massive trees are more than 6 metres wide and over 1000 years old. The sands also support more than forty crystal-clear freshwater lakes. Our favourite, Lake McKenzie, is rightfully known as the jewel of Fraser Island. Don’t forget to pack the swimming gear.

Your journey on foot on the Fraser Island Great Walk encompasses an amazing variety of landscapes. Much of the walking is remote, enabling you to immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of this unblemished natural environment entirely away from the busy tourist routes. The island also abounds with wildlife, whales, wallabies, dolphins and dugongs frolic and roam freely. It’s also a bird lover’s paradise with over 240 species recorded in the area.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
8 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 2895

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 630

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8

DAY 1

This holiday begins at Hervey Bay after 2 pm with a night’s accommodation and time to take a stroll along the picturesque Esplanade. In the morning, cruise over to the island on the ferry, watching for whales, dolphins and sharks en route.

Accommodation: Coastal Motel or B&B in Hervey Bay in rooms with ensuites

Walking: No scheduled walking

Meals: Dinner isn’t included this evening to allow you the opportunity to explore Hervey Bay and it’s many eateries.

DAY 2

Cruise via ferry over to the island. The walking on the Fraser Island Great walk commences at stunning Lake McKenzie and continues via Basin Lake and Central Station all the way across to Eurong Beach.

Walking: Easy to Moderate / 16km / 6 Hrs

Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Eurong Beach Resort in ensuite rooms

 

DAY 3

This section of the Fraser Island Great Walk track includes Lake Wabby, a fabulous place for a swim. Then onwards to One Tree Rocks and Hammerstone Sandblow. The final stretch is along the 75-mile beach back to Eurong.

Walking: Moderate / 18km / 6–7 Hrs

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast, walkers lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Eurong Beach Resort in ensuite rooms

DAY 4

Start at Lake Garawongera and stay inland for most of the day, passing colourful heathlands and lakes. Finally, emerge on the beach at Poyungan Valley.

Walking: Moderate / 19.5km / 7 Hrs

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast, walkers lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Eurong Beach Resort in ensuite rooms

DAY 5

The Fraser Island Great walk is diverse and no more so than today as we head through the Valley of the Giants where you’ll see massive trees with huge buttressed roots. Marvel at giant satinays and tallowwood trees.

Walking: Easy to Moderate / 16km / 7 Hrs

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Eurong Beach Resort in ensuite rooms

DAY 6

Today begins with a drive down the 75 mile beach to the small settlement of Dilli Village. Hike via Lakes Boomanjin, Benaroon and Birrabeen to Central Station.

Walking: Moderate / 21kms / 7–8 hrs

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast, Walkers Lunch and 2 course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Kingfisher Bay Resort in ensuited rooms

DAY 7

For a more relaxing day, start with a drive to Lake McKenzie. Spend some time swimming before walking back to the resort via McKenzie’s Jetty observing historic relics of the commando school. Today we deviate from the Fraser Island Great walk to find our way to Kingfisher Bay Resort via the historic old Tramline track.

Walking: Easy to Moderate / 16km / 5 Hrs

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course a la carte dinner

Accommodation: Kingfisher Bay Resort in ensuite rooms

DAY 8

Finish with a ferry ride back to Hervey Bay. You can choose to leave on the 7.50am, 10.30am or 2.00pm ferry. But why not stay on and enjoy the resort’s facilities and catch the later ferry back?

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 8 day pack free Fraser Island walking holiday
  • The Fraser Island Great Walk and much more
  • Luggage transport
  • Ferry and vehicle transfers
  • 7 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • All meals (except dinner on the first night), including chef-cooked breakfasts, walkers lunches and a la carte two course dinners
  • National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from our representatives on the ground
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

Typical accommodation on this trip includes B&Bs like the one in Hervey Bay. On the Island you’ll stay at Kingfisher and Eurong Resort. 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 right on the beach.

The two course dinners in the resort restaurants are prepared by professional chefs as are the cooked buffet breakfasts.

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

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 walking each day. The walking is over mostly flat, well-walked paths and bush tracks. On some of the days the walking can be shortened.

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. Kingfisher Bay Resort also offers excellent 4WD trips to the northern end of the island, a part you won’t be able to get to on foot, so we highly recommend you do this. We can book this for you but please let us know at the time of booking your holiday.

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

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. Not available over the summer months of December to March.

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

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance policy as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your Auswalk holiday after we have confirmed it. We want to help make insurance more affordable by offering you a discount on policies purchased through NIB Insurance. This applies to any NIB policies issued via this linkGet an instant quote and purchase online now.

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.

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, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

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    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Apr 2018 - 25 Nov 2020
    AVAILABLE
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    from

    $2895

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $630
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REVIEWS

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  1. _phillherkess

    22 May, 2017 at 4:49 AM
    5

    Fraser Island is very beautiful and diverse and great to walk!
    There were many highlights, rainforests,swimming in the gorgeous pure clear water of Lake Mckenzie and walking along the beach.
    Auswalk provide all meals so you just need a day pack with water, insect repellant, and make sure your hiking shoes are well worn in! A walking stick is a good idea!
    Both resorts were good and the staff very helpful and couldn’t do enough for us.

  2. gdixonrb

    18 July, 2018 at 11:16 AM
    5

    This is an amazingly beautiful walk through spectacular forests. It is very peaceful with few other walkers. We have done many multi-day walks and Auswalks are easily the best company with regard to efficiency and also flexibility. We like their self-guided walks and the track notes they supply are superb. They take care of all the arrangements (accommodation, meals; transportation of luggage) and one can just enjoy the walking. This was our second self-guided walk with Auswalks and we are planning the next one.

  3. 960taniaw

    26 June, 2019 at 8:47 PM
    5

    I walked the Fraser Island 8 day self guided hike with my 10 year old son. We were mostly walking on our own, which was very peaceful. We did not get to see a dingo, but saw lots of evidence of dingoes on the paths.
    We were able to shorten the 2 longest days from 21 km to 15 km , to suit my son. The flexibility and hospitality extended to us, particularly by Greg and Lee at the Eurong Beach Resort, was tremendous.
    I particularly enjoyed the last dinner at the fine dining restaurant at Kingfisher Bay resort. I also enjoyed the magnificent ecosystems on Fraser. So much natural beauty – it was really special.
    We will definitely be back there. I would definitely recommend Aus Walk – they did a great job.

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