The World-Heritage listed K'gari (formerly Fraser Island) is a truly unique destination and one of the highlights of your East Coast Stray tour. K'gari is the Aboriginal word for paradise, and you'll see why when you experience this 123 x 22km island. With miles and miles of white sandy beaches (one of the beaches is called 75 Mile Beach - that's a beach 120km long!), rainforests and lakes, you'll have 3 days and 2 nights to explore this tropical island. We'll take you on a 4WD adventure tour of the island and stay under the stars in safari tents at Beach Camp K'Gari.
You won't see many people on K'Gari, but you may see turtles, dolphins, rays and maybe wild dingoes on the beach.
Population: 182 - that's not a typo - only one hundred and eighty-two people live on Fraser Island
Vibe: Chilled out tropical island paradise
Known for: Sand dunes, lakes and "champagne pools"
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Take a 4WD Adventure Tour
Part of your 3 day stay on K'gari will see you take a discovery tour of the island on a 4 wheel drive safari. You won't see any one way streets or no entry signs, you'll drive on white sandy beaches with dunes and rainforest one side and the Pacific ocean on the other. The only crossing you might see is a wild dingo crossing your path, and the only wreck is the SS Maheno, a shipwreck from 1935.
Soak in a natural oil-infused lake
There a numerous lakes on K'gari, the most famous being Boorangoora or Lake McKenzie. Like Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands, it's made up of white silica sand, which is soft to walk on and gives the water an amazing turquoise colour. The difference here is that it is a rainwater lake that is infused with natural tea tree oils. It's safe to swim in and a relaxing, refreshing experience for your skin.
As well as dingoes on the beach, K'gari is home to a wide variety of animals and birds, including the exotically named swamp wallaby, small eared mountain possum and "acid" frog. You may see lizards like the sand monitor and lace monitor looking for food and you can sometimes spot, turtles, dolphins, rays and even sharks in the sea. The sharks often come in to feed on smaller fish, and this together with the strong currents around the coast means it's not advisable to swim in the sea off K'gari.
Swim in a "Champagne Pool"
But why swim in the sea when you can swim in Champagne?! The champagne pools are bubbling salt water pools formed by volcanic rock. It's safe to swim here while you watch some of the marine life - from a safe distance.
WHERE STRAY STAYS
Beach Camp, K'gari - Safari Tents or Cabins
This has everything you love about camping, like the camp fires and falling asleep listening to the waves break on the shore, but with just a little touch of "glamping" to make life more comfortable. Inside your Safari tent you'll find a mattress and bedding set. You'll also find plenty of places to chill out.
Beach Camp Eco Retreat, K'gari
On the shore, under the stars...
STRAY TOURS THAT INCLUDE K'GARI, FRASER ISLAND
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