Things to Do on K'Gari (Fraser Island)

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More Tours on K’gari (Fraser Island)

Whatever you’re looking to do on Fraser Island, whether it’s overnight tours, things to do without a car, or leisurely ways to spend an afternoon, we can help. With so many unique Fraser Island tours to choose from, we’re sure to have the perfect experience for you.


Our Team’s Top Picks for K’gari (Fraser Island)

Want to check out some of the best things to do on Fraser Island? Our expert team of travellers can help! We’ve put together an extensive list of our favourite K’gari activities so you can easily find and book the very best Fraser Island tours for your trip. Check out all of our top picks below and book your next adventure online with Backpacker Deals today.

Whale & Dolphin Watching:

Set out on an unforgettable adventure and get up close and personal with the East Coast’s diverse marine life! Departing from Hervey Bay, whale and dolphin tours to Fraser Island are the perfect choice for wildlife enthusiasts who are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready as you cruise over deep blue waters alongside the ocean’s most incredible creatures.

K’gari Adventure Tours:

If you want to make sure you see all the highlights in one trip, a Fraser Island adventure tour is the ideal choice for you! These K’gari trips will take you across Fraser Island’s top spots, allowing you to experience everything that makes this idyllic location so special. Navigate the island’s many 4WD tracks on an off-roading expedition, cruise along 75 Mile Beach to the historic Maheno Shipwreck, and take a dip in Lake McKenzie and the renowned Champagne Pools.

4WD Adventures:

Looking to take the road less travelled? Why not just ditch the road entirely and head out on a 4WD adventure across the island’s famous sand tracks and scenic beach drives? These unforgettable drives will take you through lush rainforests and arid desert landscapes so you can explore some of the island’s best hidden gems. With so many exhilarating tracks to traverse and countless natural wonders to see, these 4WD adventures are perfect for thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike. 

Cruising & Sailing:

Lean into the luxurious side of life and head out on a spectacular sailing adventure or a relaxing cruise around K’gari. Enjoy a morning exploring the coast of Fraser Island with a half-day tour, relax with a glass of champagne on a sunset cruise, or spend the entire day out on the waters. Whatever your dream boating trip may look like, you’re sure to find a number of different tour options to suit your needs. 

Camping Trips:

If you want to spend your days soaking up the impeccable beauty of K’gari, a camping trip is undoubtedly one of the best ways to do just that. Sleep beneath the stars, start every morning taking in spectacular sunrises, and immerse yourself in the rich natural landscapes of this spectacular island paradise. Led by experienced tour guides, these camping trips will take you to the island’s most remarkable destinations, perfectly showcasing its beauty over a series of days and nights.
 

Top Bucket List Activities to Do on K’gari (Fraser Island) in 2024

1. Champagne Sunset Sail

Drink in the beauty of golden hour and enjoy an evening of delicious refreshments and canapes with a delightful sunset sailing trip along the waters of K’gari.

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2. Remote Island Experience & Cruise

Explore some of K’gari’s lesser-known locations and bask in the tranquillity of nature with this remote island experience and cruise departing from Hervey Bay.

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3. Eco-Sailing Dolphin Adventure

Take an eco-friendly sailing trip along the Coral Sea and spot some of Australia’s most magnificent dolphin species as you sail across the Great Sandy Strait.

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4. All-Inclusive Island Day Tour

Enjoy a full day exploring the best of Fraser Island, from Eli Creek and Lake McKenzie to 75 Mile Beach, Wanggoolba Creek, and beyond.

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5. Beach & BBQ Cruise

Spend the morning kayaking, snorkelling, and enjoying the island’s West Coast beach before indulging in a delicious Aussie BBQ lunch with this half-day tour.

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6. 3-Day Tag Along 4WD Tour

Stay in beach house accommodation and experience a 3-day guided tour across the island’s ancient rainforests, picturesque lakes, and beautiful beaches.

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Free Things to Do on K-gari (Fraser Island)

Whatever your budget may be, Fraser Island has various things to do to suit every price point! Check out our favourite free things to do on K’gari and allow Backpacker Deals to help you plan your dream island getaway today.

Visit Lake McKenzie

Journey to Lake McKenzie, take in the spectacular views, and enjoy a relaxing swim in its crystal clear waters.

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Explore Central Station Rainforest

Get in touch with your wild side with a trip to K’gari’s unique Central Station Rainforest and listen to the beautiful sounds of the local birdlife.

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Hike the K'gari Great Walk

This 90 km trail spans from Dilli Village to Happy Valley, promising an unforgettable multi-day adventure with breathtaking scenery and all kinds of hidden gems along the way.

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Go Wildlife Spotting

From iconic dingoes and wallabies to playful dolphins and rainbow lorikeets, K’gari is teeming with all kinds of diverse Aussie wildlife for you to try and spot on your adventures.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to go to K’gari (Fraser Island)?

The island is inarguably a beautiful place to visit all year round. The summer months are the most popular time to visit, as this is when the weather is warmest and school holidays are in full swing. 

 

If you want to skip the rush, we recommend travelling to K’gari in springtime from September to November. During this period, the weather will be warming up but the island will still be relatively quiet, meaning you can explore without having to worry about the crowds. 
 

Due to government regulations and safety restrictions, normal cars are not allowed on K’gari, but you can drive around the island in a 4WD instead. The inland roads and tracks are primarily made of sand, so while you wouldn’t get very far in a normal car, a 4WD is the perfect vehicle to get around in.
 

We recommend at least three days on the island if you’d like to spend a decent amount of time exploring all the highlights. However, even if you’re a little more pressed for time, we believe it’s still worth the trip! K’gari has a range of expertly planned day tours that will ensure you can get to see the best of the island in the time that you have. 
 

Swimming in the ocean off of K’gari’s East Coast is not recommended, as there are multiple hazards and no lifeguards on patrol. Not only do sharks regularly frequent these waters, but the area is also known for its strong rips capable of pulling even the strongest swimmers far from the shore. 

 

However, if you’d like to swim while visiting the island, there are many other spots to choose from. K’gari has an abundance of freshwater lakes and creeks which are considered a much safer choice for a relaxing swim. You can also hop on a tour to the island’s West Coast for a supervised swim on the calmer side of the island.