If you are in search of a well-balanced break with your partner then this couples guide to visiting Fraser Island is for you. K’gari, Fraser Island’s aboriginal name, is located 3 hours drive North of Brisbane on the Fraser Coast, and is accessible by barge from Rainbow Beach and Hervey Bay. It offers every couple the chance to embrace an adventure that combines three beautiful elements: thrill, tranquility and chill.
Indulge in Natural World
World Heritage Listed, K’gari is the largest sand island on the planet and is home to half of the world’s fresh water perched lakes, including the infamous Lake Mckenzie.
It has many unique eco-systems and over thousands of years’ has formed a variety of landscapes from the great rolling sand dunes to thick dense rainforests and everything in-between.
This in turn means an array of wild creatures thrive on the island including wallabies, echidnas, kookaburras, goannas, snakes and spiders just to name a few. Not forgetting the Fraser Island dingo, which has been found to be genetically different of its mainland family and is therefore now considered a species in its own right.
The ocean that laps K’gari;s shores also boasts an array of wild life. Depending on the season the island can be graced by the presence of humpback whales, manta rays, turtles, tiger sharks and so the list goes on!
Historical and Cultural Wonders
K’gari is steeped with a deep and at times sad history that spans back thousands of years to times when The Butchella People (aboriginal) thrived on the island. Aboriginal Dreamtime stories are an important part of in the Butchella culture and offer a unique and magical view of how the island came to be. In fact the name K’gari means ‘paradise’ and all those who visit are certain to agree.
The more recent western history tells of how the island became known as ‘Fraser Island’. A series of unfortunate and in places calculated events, involving British sea Captain James Fraser and his wife Eliza had a significant impact on how the island is today. In more recent years mainland Butchella People have fought hard to have the rightful name of K’gari returned, this an event that was finally realised in 2017.
Four wheel drive 75 Mile Beach and the 2000km of inland tracks. Dive into the bubbles of the Champagne Pools. Float on a rubber ring down Eli Creek. Relax and unwind by one of the islands’ many lakes and enjoy a spa-like silica sand scrub. Hike the rainforest trails in search of weird and wonder wild creatures. Fish for dinner off the beach. Visit the sites and explore the history of Indian Head, The Maheno Shipwreck and Central Station.
Whatever itinerary takes your fancy for your island adventure after a days adventure enjoy the luxury of The Beach Camp Retreat’s glamping accommodation. Read a book in a hammock, stargaze the beautiful southern hemisphere skies, cook marshmallows on the campfire and fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean.
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