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 becalmed ocean strait, not to mention the freshwater lakes among other things, 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 are more than 6 metres wide and over 1000 years old.

The Island supports more than forty crystal-clear freshwater lakes, including Lake McKenzie, the jewel of K’gari.

An abundance of wildlife, whales, wallabies, dolphins and dugongs frolic and roam freely

Bird lover’s paradise. with over 240 species recorded in the area.

The 7-day version of this walk leaves out the walk from Lake Garawongera to Poyungan Valley.

Stay in and eat in comfort

 

WALK OVERVIEW

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

Grade 3 – Moderate

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

PRICE FROM
$ 2195

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 535

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 1
Hervey Bay

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
Lake McKenzie to Eurong Resort

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: Cooked breakfast and walkers lunch

Accommodation: Beach Resort in ensuite rooms

 

DAY 3
Inland walk to Lake Wabby, Hammerstone Sandblow and 75 mile beach

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.  Fraser Island is a bird lover’s paradise with over 240 species recorded in the area. The final stretch is along the 75-mile beach back to Eurong.

Walking: Moderate / 18km / 6–7 Hrs

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast and walkers lunch

Accommodation: Beach Resort in ensuite rooms

DAY 4
Valley of the Giants

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. Note: on many days on this Fraser Island Great walk you’ll see an extraordinary array of buttress-rooted trees, strangler figs, rare primitive cycads and huge satinays.

Walking: Easy to Moderate / 16km / 7 Hrs

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast and walkers lunch

Accommodation: Beach Resort in ensuite rooms

DAY 5
Dilli Village to Lake Birrabeen

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 and walkers lunch

Accommodation: Resort Hotel in ensuite rooms

DAY 6
Lake Mckenzie to Kingfisher

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 and walkers lunch

Accommodation: Resort Hotel in ensuite rooms

DAY 7
Fraser Island to Hervey Bay

Finish with a ferry ride back to Hervey Bay. You can choose to leave on the 7.50 am, 10.30 am or 2.00 pm 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

  • 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 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 a resort and a 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 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 on our FAQ section.

HOW TO GET THERE

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.

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 Late October to March.

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

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We absolutely require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas. We charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQ’s 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.

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.

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Apr 2022 - 15 Oct 2022
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2195

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $535

    7 Day

  • 1 Apr 2023 - 15 Oct 2023
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2295

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $565

    7 Day

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  • Full access to the Queen Charlotte track in superb comfort.
  • 3 nights accommodation in beautiful lodge accommodations
  • Walk the entire track end to end pack free
  • 4 walkers lunches
  • Comprehensive tracks notes, map case, insulated lunch bag and container
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What's Included
  • 8 day pack free walking holiday
  • Great Ocean walk end to end & return transfer to Apollo Bay.
  • 7 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Cooked breakfasts, two-course dinners and substantial Walkers Lunches
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating much more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Bag transfers and 24/7 support with our Auswalk’s driver and local partner network on the ground
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag and container

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What's Included
  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • 2 engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • Boat cruise and wildlife watching
  • 3 nights’ comfortable accommodation in log cabins and chalets with shared common areas
  • Chef prepared restaurant meals
  • All transport from Hobart and luggage transport
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

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High peaks that thrust themselves out of the sea, rocky remote coastlines, native forest, red lichen granite boulders & pristine beaches.

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BACK
What's Included
  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • The best Flinders Island walks available
  • All transport on the island with our local guides
  • 6 nights’ comfortable accommodation with ensuite rooms
  • 24/7 local support from our guides that live on the island
  • Daily meals including walkers lunches and chef-prepared breakfasts and dinners
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container
Overview

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 becalmed ocean strait, not to mention the freshwater lakes among other things, 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 are more than 6 metres wide and over 1000 years old.

The Island supports more than forty crystal-clear freshwater lakes, including Lake McKenzie, the jewel of K’gari.

An abundance of wildlife, whales, wallabies, dolphins and dugongs frolic and roam freely

Bird lover’s paradise. with over 240 species recorded in the area.

The 7-day version of this walk leaves out the walk from Lake Garawongera to Poyungan Valley.

Stay in and eat in comfort

 

WALK OVERVIEW

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

Grade 3 – Moderate

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

PRICE FROM
$ 2195

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 535

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 1
Hervey Bay

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
Lake McKenzie to Eurong Resort

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: Cooked breakfast and walkers lunch

Accommodation: Beach Resort in ensuite rooms

 

DAY 3
Inland walk to Lake Wabby, Hammerstone Sandblow and 75 mile beach

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.  Fraser Island is a bird lover’s paradise with over 240 species recorded in the area. The final stretch is along the 75-mile beach back to Eurong.

Walking: Moderate / 18km / 6–7 Hrs

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast and walkers lunch

Accommodation: Beach Resort in ensuite rooms

DAY 4
Valley of the Giants

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. Note: on many days on this Fraser Island Great walk you’ll see an extraordinary array of buttress-rooted trees, strangler figs, rare primitive cycads and huge satinays.

Walking: Easy to Moderate / 16km / 7 Hrs

Meals: Cooked buffet breakfast and walkers lunch

Accommodation: Beach Resort in ensuite rooms

DAY 5
Dilli Village to Lake Birrabeen

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 and walkers lunch

Accommodation: Resort Hotel in ensuite rooms

DAY 6
Lake Mckenzie to Kingfisher

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 and walkers lunch

Accommodation: Resort Hotel in ensuite rooms

DAY 7
Fraser Island to Hervey Bay

Finish with a ferry ride back to Hervey Bay. You can choose to leave on the 7.50 am, 10.30 am or 2.00 pm 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

  • 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 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 a resort and a 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

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.

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 on our FAQ section.

HOW TO GET THERE

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.

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 Late October to March.

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

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We absolutely require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas. We charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQ’s 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.

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.

Map

MAP

Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Apr 2021 - 15 Oct 2021
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2195

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $535
  • 1 Apr 2022 - 15 Oct 2022
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2195

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $535
  • 1 Apr 2023 - 15 Oct 2023
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2295

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $565
Similar Trips

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Queen Charlotte Track-The Essentials

Self-guided

Queen Charlotte track end to end from Ship Cove to Anakiwa. Forests filled with fauna and birdsong. Lush rainforest gullies filled with massive tree ferns.

Self-guided 4 Days From $1255 Easy to Moderate What's Included

Queen Charlotte Track-The Essentials

BACK
What's Included
  • Full access to the Queen Charlotte track in superb comfort.
  • 3 nights accommodation in beautiful lodge accommodations
  • Walk the entire track end to end pack free
  • 4 walkers lunches
  • Comprehensive tracks notes, map case, insulated lunch bag and container
  • Enjoy nearly 30 years of our experience in organising self-guided walking holidays

The Great Ocean Walk

Self-guided

Walk the entire 104km Great Ocean Walk track along dramatic coastlines from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles.

Self-guided 8 Days From $2895 Moderate What's Included

The Great Ocean Walk

BACK
What's Included
  • 8 day pack free walking holiday
  • Great Ocean walk end to end & return transfer to Apollo Bay.
  • 7 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Cooked breakfasts, two-course dinners and substantial Walkers Lunches
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating much more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Bag transfers and 24/7 support with our Auswalk’s driver and local partner network on the ground
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag and container

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Group-guided

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  • 2 engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • Boat cruise and wildlife watching
  • 3 nights’ comfortable accommodation in log cabins and chalets with shared common areas
  • Chef prepared restaurant meals
  • All transport from Hobart and luggage transport
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

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High peaks that thrust themselves out of the sea, rocky remote coastlines, native forest, red lichen granite boulders & pristine beaches.

Self-guided 7 Days From $2395 Easy to Moderate What's Included

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  • The best Flinders Island walks available
  • All transport on the island with our local guides
  • 6 nights’ comfortable accommodation with ensuite rooms
  • 24/7 local support from our guides that live on the island
  • Daily meals including walkers lunches and chef-prepared breakfasts and dinners
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

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