ABOUT FRASER ISLAND
K’gari, more popularly known as Fraser Island, is located of the East Coast of Queensland, Australia. Local Aboriginal people have long known the island as K’gari and recently succeeded in having the name recognised officially. We believe the story behind the Aboriginal name for Fraser Island, about a female spirit who was turned into this sandy island, enhances our understanding of this beautiful place. K’gari effortlessly amazes you with her beauty and abundant nature. Her feminine, curvaceous landscapes will have you seduced into serenity, her calming nature will see you relaxing on her pure white beaches surrounding crystal clear lakes and feeling her peaceful energy on a walk through her cool rainforests.
With every step of your journey through this enchanted island, you will be astonished by the natural wonders, traumatic history and incredible beauty of Fraser Island. K’gari is a spirit you will not soon forget.
Our love for K’gari has helped us create a tour that allows us share our passion with you, whilst remaining respectful and mindful of the fragile Eco-system that makes Fraser Island so special.
K’gari’s most famous and beautiful lake; Lake McKenzie (Aboriginal name Lake Boorangoora) was a sacred place for her indigenous people. These crystal clear waters were never swam in, preserving purity for their drinking water. This lake reflects the gorgeous colours of the sky and its pure white sand lining the waters edge is the perfect place to lay down your towel.
Central Station Rainforest
A birthing place for indigenous women, Wanggoolba Creek flowing through a flourishing rainforest, invites you to experience the serene heart of the island. Staring up at the evergreen canopy, it is hard to fathom how such a diverse rainforest can gain enough nutrients to survive on a bed of sand, and yet it is astonishing to see this Eco-system thrive against all odds.
The longest stretch of continuous drivable beaches in Australia, Teewah, Rainbow and Fraser Island’s 75-Mile Beach are spectacular in so many ways. Lining the awesome Pacific Ocean, some of the oldest coastal sand dune formations in the world protect these shores. With a mesmerising array of colours and magical stories, they make a great scenic drive.
Breathtaking natural rock pools serving as the island’s fish trap with an abundance of tropical fish washed in by the ocean’s frothing waves. Safely protected from the sea’s strong currents, you can enjoy K’gari’s bubbling Jacuzzi with the waves gently foaming over the rocks.
A continuous flow of purified water bursts from K’gari’s underground reservoir. The ever-flowing Eli Creek is the second largest creek on the island. Let yourself go in the natural soft current and enjoy gently floating down the creek to the ocean’s edge.
The Maheno Shipwreck
This iconic shipwreck was laid to rest on K’gari’s shoreline in 1936 when it was struck by an off-season cyclone. With a rich history, from its glory days as a luxury cruise liner to being used as target practice for the air force in WW2, the Maheno Shipwreck is a great stop. Watch as the waves crash over her, slowly turning her back into her raw natural elements.
Named Indian Head by Captain Cook in 1770, this spectacular viewing point (Aboriginal name Tukkee) has so much to tell. In stark contrast to its beautiful views and the amazing sightings of Manta Rays, Sharks and Turtles, the 3600 headland has many stories to share of K’gari’s heartache.
A sacred place for indigenous women to gather and share stories, these ancient sand structures are made up of coloured sands swept ashore from the sandstones of inland Australia. This breathtaking natural structure is an amazing example of the creative powers of nature.
A nourishing tannin infused lake, home to a unique species of turtle. You can even get up close and personal with these fearless creatures. Hidden in a forest of Hoop Pines and Melaleuca trees, this lake is truly one of K’gari’s hidden wonders.
Thought to have healing powers this lake is a very special and sacred place. Still known today by her Indigenous name, Lake Birrabeen is simply stunning. With her pure white silica sand and crystal clear waters there is no way you could possibly resist taking a dip.
This tannin/tea tree infused lake is the largest lake on the island but by far the most shallow too. Her beautiful amber colour water gently lapping at her huge white silica beach is just another of K’gari’s unique natural wonders. Home to hundreds of red sun dews and the occasional cheeky turtle you just never know what you’re going to see at Lake Boomanjin.
Garawongera means the place of pigeons, unique to the lakes on the island this perch dune lake is actually home to quite a lot of bird life. This isn’t something that is the case for many of the lakes on the island as they are fed by rainwater giving them high acidity which is not ideal for many fish species. This gorgeous lake is often very calm making it the perfect mirror.
Kirrar Sandblow is an ancient sandblow that boast over 10 different coloured sands. It’s easy to see why the Butchella names this place Kirrar (meaning fire), not only is it a sun trap but it seems to glow like fire in the sun.
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