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About K'gari (formerly Fraser Island)

Two people walking across the Hammerstone Sandblow

World Heritage-listed K'gari (formerly Fraser Island) is the world’s largest sand island and is a haven for 4WD enthusiasts from across the globe.

75 Mile Beach is a gazetted highway that runs up the surf side (eastern side) of the island and provides access to the townships of Eurong, Dilli Village, Happy Valley, Orchid Beach and Cathedral Beach. More than 1500km of sand tracks crisscross the island taking you to some of the best natural attractions Australia has to offer including Lake McKenzie - a freshwater lake perched high in the sand dunes.

We urge visitors to spend a few days exploring the beautiful freshwater lakes and creeks, ancient rainforests, massive sand blows and coloured sands. 75 Mile Beach also provides some of the best beach fishing. But don't take our word for it...

  • Kingfisher Bay Resort was named as one of the top family resorts in 2022 in Holidays with Kids Magazine
  • Lake Wabby was named in the Best Australian Beaches 2022 (Top 20) by Tourism Australia
  • K'gari was named in Out & About with Kids Magazine’s 100 Best Family Travel Experiences in Australia Top 5 (2021)
  • The Australian has compiled Australia’s best inland swimming spots and waterholes - including Lake McKenzie at the top of the list (2021)
  • K'gari was named in Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Ways to Holiday Here This Year (2020)
  • Kingfisher Bay Resort named in Australian Traveller Magazine’s Top Destinations to Reclaim Summer (2020)
  • Kingfisher Bay Resort named a Best of Queensland experience (2018-2022)
  • K'gari’s 75 Mile Beach was named one of the top ten beaches in Australia - 101 Best Australian Beaches (2012)

Our friends at Queensland Parks and Wildlife urge you to please be Dingo Safe in the Great Sandy National Park. Click here for more information on the island.

Travel information for K'gari

  • The only way to drive onto the island is via a 4WD, where you are greeted with an off-road adventure, get ready to experience sandy roads and travel along the most picturesque highway Australia - the 75 mile Beach. The highway has views of the ocean on one side and the amazing natural wonder of K'gari on the other side, as you travel along the sand highway.

  • Travel north on Bruce Highway to Maryborough then follow the signs to Hervey Bay. You will come to a well signposted right hand turn to River Heads. Follow this road and signs to River Heads. You will end up in the ferry ramp car park, the ticket office is on the right of the River Heads Ferry Terminal area.

  • Follow the Bruce Highway south. Turn off the highway at Torbanlea following signs to Hervey Bay. You will come to a T junction, turn left and then, almost immediately, turn right which is signed River Heads and Kingfisher Bay Resort ferry ramp. Follow this road and signs to River Heads. You will end up in the ferry ramp car park, the ticket office is on the right.

  • Driving on K’gari’s 75 Mile Beach is subject to tides. The general rule is to make sure you are off the beach for two hours on either side of the high tide (although some hire car companies' terms and conditions may differ). Tide times are available on the Bureau of Meteorology website (use Urangan for tide times on the western side and Waddy Pt for timings on the eastern beach).

  • Vehicle access permits are required for all vehicles entering The Great Sandy National Park on K'gari and can be obtained in advance online or from Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service offices in Brisbane, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Bundaberg and Rainbow Beach. Permits are also required in advance for camping.

    Our friends from Queensland Parks and Wildlife request all visitors to please follow the Dingo Safe guidelines when in the Great Sandy National Park.

  • General stores at K'gari Beach Resort (formerly Eurong Beach Resort, on the eastern beach) and Kingfisher Bay Resort (on the western side) provide groceries, bread, alcohol, fuel, bait, ice, meat, vegetables, souvenirs, resort wear, camping equipment, fishing gear, postage facilities and telephones. These resorts also have restaurants, bars, bakeries and coffee shops available for guests.

    A local Police Station is situated near the Ranger Station at Eurong. First aid and emergency medical assistance can also be obtained from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Ranger Stations. In the event of an emergency please call 000.