WHEN YOU STAY AT THE BEACHCAMP RETREAT ON K’GARI WE WILL HELP YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR HOLIDAY BY HELPING YOU PLAN YOUR ITINERARY AND SHARE SOME LOCAL SECRETS WITH YOU
K’gari; also known as Fraser Island or The Great Sandy Island is a very special island located just off the Queensland’s East Coast. Arguably one of Australia’s most famous islands but more commonly known for being the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island is a bucket list destination.
Her beauty and primitive nature will charm the pants off you and if you’ve been here just once you will know you always want to come back. Her curvaceous landscapes will have you seduced into serenity, her calming nature will have you relaxing on her pure white silica beaches, and her rejuvenating freshwater lakes will see you swimming until your fingers are well and truly pruned.
You can feel her peaceful energy when you walk along the beach or take a wonder through her cool rain forests. With every step of your journey, K’gari will show you just how special she is.
With each destination holding its own uniqueness and with its own story to tell, K’gari is a spirit you will not soon forget. Our love for K’gari has guided us into creating an accommodation facility like no other, a place for the all the family to enjoy.
Here’s a list of things that you can do on your holiday to Fraser Island.
Definitely Fraser Island’s most famous and beautiful lake; the crystal clear waters forever reflecting the gorgeous colours of the sky with pure white silica sand lining the waters edge. Lake Boorangoora was a sacred place for the Indigenous people. The 150ha lake approx. 5m deep was reserved for drinking water only and never swam in to preserve the water quality but today more than 500,000 people swim in her waters every year.
The Maheno shipwreck is very famous. Laid to rest on Fraser Island’s shoreline in 1935 when she was caught in an off-season cyclone. With a rich tapestry of stories to tell from its glory days as a luxury cruise liner to being used as target practice for the air force in WW2, this wreck is one of Fraser Island’s most iconic sites. The years of battling the harsh elements are starting to take their toll on this old wreck though and most believe there wont be very much left to see in 10 years.
This place was designed for fun! Eli Creek has got to be the best natural playground and is a great place for all the family. With a continuous flow of purified water bursting from K’gari’s water table forms the ever-flowing Eli Creek. Ok its freezing cold but on a hot summers day the cool waters of Eli Creek are so inviting. Gently float down the creek to the oceans edge, let the kids play on the blow up thong and soak up the sun.
A sacred place for indigenous women to gather and share stories, these ancient sand structures made up of colored sands swept ashore, from the sandstones of inland Australia, form a breathtaking natural structure and an amazing example of the creative powers of nature.
Lake Birrabeen is an absolute favorite of ours. Exactly the same as Lake McKenzie except with a large white silica beach and far less tourist, she’s definitely the local’s secret. Located on the Southern Lakes Drive she is in the heart of a cluster of lakes each very different but equally as beautiful
This lake is a common favorite amongst most, extremely unique and the deepest lake on the island, its definitely worth the 45 minute trek off the beach and into the bush. Her emerald green waters and golden rolling sand dunes will welcome you as you emerge from the bush to find the stunning lake.
These breathtaking natural rock pools are a great place to take the kids for a day out. Sheltered from the waves with an abundance of tropical fish trapped by the oceans tides you can enjoy K’gari’s bubbling Jacuzzi with every wave foaming over the rocks.
Central Station is at the heart of the island, a sacred place where the aboriginal women would come to give birth, a far more romantic history than the one that sadly prevailed. Central Staion was the home of the loggers camp.
Fraser’s famous 75 Mile Beach is exactly that. 75 miles of stunning coast line from Hook Point to Indian Head but if 75 miles just isn’t enough you can always venture up to the very tip of the island to Sandy Cape and the Lighthouse.
Named Indian Head by Captain Cook in 1770 this spectacular headland is a great place to sight Manta Rays, Sharks, Turtles and Whales when they are in season. The 3600 viewing point also gives you a good perspective of just how big Fraser Island.
The West Coast of Fraser Island can be very dangerous and it is only recommended for experiences 4WDrivers. Home to pristine white beaches and turqoise ocean it is a must see if you have been to the island a few times but be warned of the Irankanji.
An amazing tannin infused lake that is home to a unique species of turtle on Fraser Island. Get up close and personal with these fearless turtles but whatever you do please don’t feed them! Hidden in a forest of Hoop Pines and Melaleuca trees this lake is truly one of K’gari’s hidden wonders.
The largest lake on the island, in fact it’s the largest perched lake in the world! Impressive huh… wait until you see it! Its like swimming in a big cup of tea and your skin will feel amazing afterwards. With white silica beaches and the beautiful deep red water, Lake Boomanjin is one of the most picturesque lakes on the island.
Wangoolba Creek is not only a barge landing on the western side of the island but it is also a sacred creek that runs from the heart of the island at Central Station to the west coast. You can take a beautiful walk along the board walk and take a picnic into this magical rainforest.
K’gari is covered with Sandblows that make all sorts of amazing patterns as they engulf the forests. The best way to see them is either from one of the many lookouts or on a scenic flight. You cant access many by foot but those that you can give are worth the walk especially at sunset.
Why wouldn’t you want to build a sand castle on the largest sand island! It doesn’t have to be as fancy as this one by Noosa’s Master Sand Castle maker but we do encourage you to let your imagination run wild and go crazy in the sand.
Taking a scenic flight over the island is the best way to get a true appreciation for the sheer size and beauty of the island. Air Fraser are the only operator of scenic flights on the island and offer 15 minute flights for $80 per person.
The Dingoes on Fraser Island are known to be the purest breed of dingo in the world. These beautiful animals roam freely on Fraser Island and it’s vital to their survival that you merely admire them from afar and PLEASE DO NOT FEED THEM!
K’gari – Fraser Island is home to lots of bush tucker like these Wongs/Pippies that can also be used for bait.
Fishing is one of our guests favourite past times and the island gets very busy during tailor season.
With so many things to see and do we often forget that relaxing is also a very important thing to do too.
Home to the Great Walk Fraser Island offers some of the best beach and bushwalking in Australia.
You can’t get to the island without one so it’s fair to say that 4WDriving is one of the best things to do on Fraser.
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