the largest sand island on the planet
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 (which means Paradise) and recently succeeded in having the name recognised officially.
We believe the dreamtime story behind the true name for Fraser Island, which is about a female spirit who was turned into this sandy island, enhances our understanding of this beautiful place as well as our passion to keep K’gari as pristine as possible. 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. This is something which is always felt on our Fraser Island Tours. K’gari is a spirit you will not soon forget.
Our love for K’gari has helped us create a tour that allows us to share our passion with you, whilst remaining respectful and mindful of the fragile Eco-system that makes Fraser Island so special.
FRASER ISLAND HIGHLIGHTS
LAKE BOORANGOORA AKA LAKE MCKENZIE
Arguably K’gari’s most famous lake, Lake McKenzie was a sacred place for her Indigenous people and was a place that was never swam in. The crystal clear waters of Boorangoora were preserved for their drinking water.
A picturesque lake that reflects the colours of the sky, with pure white silica sand lining the waters edge, Lake McKenzie is one of the hotspots of Fraser Island.
Ah, Central Station. The heart of K’gari. A magical rainforest where the birds sing and the towering trees sway in the breeze. The only place in the world where rainforest grows on sand. This diverse rainforest can gain enough nutrients to survive on a bed of sand, and yet it is astonishing to see this fragile ecosystem thrive against all odds.
Wanggoolba Creek that flows through Central Station was a birthing place for the Aboriginal women, it was a place where no man was allowed.
Situated just under 2km inland, Lake Wabby is the deepest lake on Fraser Island and is extremely popular amongst visitors. However, being a barrage lake, the giant sand dune surrounding the emerald green waters will eventually fill the lake and occupy it’s warm waters.
Lake Wabby is also home to a number of different fish species and is the perfect excuse to visit for a natural pedicure!
The largest fresh water creek on the East side of Fraser island, Eli Creek pours around four million litres of water into the ocean every hour. The pristine creek is the perfect spot to cool off in on a hot day and enjoy a float down the lazy river.
Don’t forget to fill up your water bottles for the freshest drinking water in the world. Just remember to fill up stream…
Ironically, ‘Maheno’ means island in Maori. The iconic shipwreck, situated just north of Eli Creek on 75 mile beach, was laid to rest back in 1936 which it was struck by an off-season cyclone. Originally a luxury cruise liner, the Maheno Shipwreck ended up being used as target practice in the air force in WW2
Slowly sinking in to sand, some believe that the shipwreck won’t be here for much longer.
TUKEE AKA INDIAN HEAD
Situated on the Eastern headland of Fraser Island, Indian Head is a sacred spot that holds a heartbreaking history for the land’s original owners.
The perfect spot to get a small glimpse of the size of K’gari with the incredible 360′ views from the top. Keep an eye out below, it’s a magical place to watch out for whales, turtles and sharks!
K’gari’s very own natural jacuzzi that allows you to relax in the cooling sea waters, whilst protected by the natural rock formations. Home to many different tropical fish that are captured and trapped by the crashing waves.
You can sit back and relax in the warm waters whilst taking in the breath taking views that surround you.
One of the few lakes still known as her Aboriginal name, Lake Birrabeen is a very sacred and special place on Fraser Island. A local’s favourite and just as beautiful as Lake McKenzie, Birrabeen’s clear waters and silica sands will have you dazzled. A more peaceful spot to enjoy and switch off at.
The largest perched lake on the island and in the world. Lake Boomanjin is a stunning, tea-tree infused lake that is surrounded by greenery and wildlife. The beautiful rusty coloured water is another of the islands’s unique natural wonders.
Lake Boomanjin is by far the shallowest lake on the island. With an unknown Dreamtime story behind it, you’ll be sure to feel her powerful energy on your visit. It’s a place you won’t forget in a hurry.
A less visited spot but this doesn’t mean it’s not worth the inland drive through the towering Hoop Pines and Melaleuca trees. A beautifully infused tea-tree lake that is home to the island’s own unique species of Freshwater turtles. Be sure to arrive quietly to see them pop their heads out, curious as to who is visiting their own spot of paradise.
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.
75 MILE BEACH
The best highway in the world. We may biased but there is nothing better than driving on 75 miles of beautiful, golden coloured sands whilst taking in the breathtaking views of the immense Pacific Ocean crashing against the shoreline.
Home to some of the oldest coastal sand dune formations in the world, mesmerising array of colours and magical stories, this is definitely one of the best things about visiting Fraser Island.
A sacred place for the Nation’s First women, who would gather here and share stories. These ancient sand structures are made up of sandstones which have been swept ashore from inland Australia. It is a breathtaking natural structure and an amazing example of the creative powers of nature.
‘Kirrar’ means fire to the Butchulla and you can see how they came about this name. With 10 different coloured sands together creating this incredible ancient formation and the beaming sun shining down, it does indeed look like fire.
RAINBOW BEACH DRIVE
Rainbow Beach coloured sands can be driven on a low tide on your visit to Fraser Island. It is an abundance of many different colours that make up these incredible formations. With a beautiful Dreamtime story behind the creation of these ancient sand dunes, it truly is the gateway to K’gari.