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.
Ok so we confess to being a little bit bias when it comes to suggesting a great tour to Fraser Island as we also offer 2 and 3 day guided tours from Noosa and Rainbow Beach.
Our 2 Day/1Night Fraser Island Tour features accommodation at our Beach House and also provides the optional upgrade into a luxury King, Queen or Twin Tent at The Beachcamp Retreat. It’s a great trip if your more of an adventurous explorer as we take you to some of the most remote a beautiful lakes on the island for a taste of what the locals love.
Our 3 Day/2Night Fraser Island Tour is a truly back to basics kind of tour that features wilderness camping on 75 Mile Beach. It’s a cozy camping experience and takes in all the islands famous hotspots.
If you’re a confident driver and have had a little off road experience you may want to create your own tracks and hire a 4WD. You can hire a suitable off road vehicle from any of the companies listed below. Please follow the links for availability and prices.
Truly the locals favorite past time on Fraser Island. Beach fishing is very popular on Fraser Island with the catch of the day being tailor, tuna, mackerel, whiting and dart depending on the season of course. The locals love nothing more than to stroll down to the beach, crack open a beer and throw a line in. For more advice on fishing seasons and techniques check out these links
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 $70 per person. When you come and stay with us we can help you arrange a flight from the beach and if there are at least 5 of you we might be able to swing a little local discount.
LAKE BORONGORA AKA LAKE MCKENZIE
Definitely Fraser Island most famous and beautiful lake; the crystal clear waters forever reflecting the gorgeous colors 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 is a very famous shipwreck. 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.
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.
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 the locals 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 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.
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.
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.
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, you can ask our friend Peter Meyer. Peter has been photographing and living on the island for almost 20 years and we happen to know this lake is a favorite of his.
A birthing place reserved for indigenous women, Central Station is among the most famous rainforest on the island but by no means is it the only one. K’gari boasts to be one 2 places in the world that Rainforest grows on sand. Astonishing really that such a fragile eco-system can exist on a sand island surrounded by the ocean but it thrives. Rainforest can be found all through the center on the island and each tell a dark and sordid history.
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.
THE COLORED SANDS
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.
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.
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- Two large fully equipped kitchens
- Two big indoor BBQ’s
- Camp fire with wood supplied
- Beach fishing rods for hire
- Beach games treasure chest
- Two large fridge/freezers
- Two hammocks with ocean views
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