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Fraser Island 5 Day Great Walk Adventure Tour

Departs every Tuesday from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Gympie & Rainbow Beach

With your experienced island guide/driver enjoy the most extensive tour of Fraser island's great walks, highlights and hidden gems. Operating for over 20 years with access to the island two best campsites for hikes and walks on Fraser island, travel with walkit. Camping has never been easier with the great open campsites, fully fenced and fully equipped camping facilities including tents, mattress and sleeping bags at both Dundaburra and Dilli Village. Both campsites offer hot showers, toilets, all island meals are provided and light snacks on longer walks.

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Indian Head

The best way to explore Fraser Island is by getting up close and taking advantage of the variety of walking tracks on offer. Ranging from short boardwalks through the rainforest, longer walks through sandblows and a variety of coastal woodland habitats to a hiking trail that takes in several of the Island's lakes. These walks allow you to truly see the Island and the diverse ecosystems it supports. Foot prints only.

Camping with Sunrover outdoors is so easy with our fully equipped camping facilities at both Dundaburra and Dilli Village. Both campsites offer hot showers, toilets, cooking facilities and walks with all camping gear supplied.

Day 1 Highlights:
Rainbow Beach, Inskip Point, Ferry cruise to Fraser Island, Hook Point Birds, 75 Mile Surf Beach, Eli Creek and Maheno Shipwreck, Dundaburra Campsite, Wungul Sandblow, and for the adventurous walkers, Lake Bowarrady.
For the causal walk - wine and cheese with beach sunset only metres from camp.

Depart Brisbane and travel north via the Sunshine Coast Way and Noosa. At Rainbow Beach stop for an early Lunch and coloured sands beach walk. Crossing over by ferry to Fraser Island from Inskip Point Mainland. Travel along Fraser's 75 Mile Ocean Surf Beach. First stop, the famous Eli Creek. Freshwater delight, walk, hike, explore this area with a short walk to the Maheno Shipwreck for photos.

Travel on to:

Northern Campsite: Dundaburra

Dundaburra campsite is situated among banksia protected dunes on the eastern surf beach with camp sites nestled amongst the trees. Dundaburra Creek borders the southern side of the camp and runs into the sea between Cathedral Beach's multi coloured sand cliffs.

The Walks

Wungul Sandblow

Starting at the western end of the Dundaburra campground this walk will take you through coastal mixed forest opening up onto an elevated sandblow providing terrific sea views. Magnificent moonscaping and an extensive hike to the ancient preserved forest for fit hikers is a highlight.
Distance: 2 km, Duration: approx 40 minutes, Grade: easy

Lake Bowarrady (one way walk)

Starting at Dundaburra creek this walk will take you through tall open eucalypt forest, swampland and vine thicket. Spot red-backed fairy-wrens and white-cheeked honey eaters amongst the abundant bird life. On the highlands beside this lake is a walk through the northern limit of Fraser Islands unique rainforest. Lake Bowarrady is extensive, isolated and footprint free - enjoy the solitude before returning to Dundaburra.
Distance: 11km, Duration: approx 3 hours, Grade: easy

Cathedral beach and coloured sand hills

Walk south along the eastern surf beach to the magnificent Cathedrals. Here you will see striking examples of natures ability, through wind and rain, to sculpt the landmass. Marvel at the array of colours created by the weathering of iron-rich minerals over thousands of years. Walk to the beach for sunrise to see the red and yellow sands sparkel rays of colour.
Distance: km, Duration: approx minutes, Grade: easy

Red Canyon, eastern surf beach walk

Walk north along the Eastern surf beach to the magnificent Red Canyon. This intertidal sand is full of life. Look for pipis, moon snails, sand bubbler crab colonies and ghost crabs. Go beach combing for treasure washed up by the seas. Keep your eyes peeled for white breasted sea eagles and watch pied oyster catchers digging for pipis.
Distance: km, Duration: approx minutes, Grade: easy

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Coloured sand hills
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Dundaburra Campground

After a great day of highlights, enjoy the sunset beachside with a few sundowers, wine and cheese on Fraser Island's surf beach. Take hot showers and settle into camp, relax around the campfire, as a healthy meal is prepared. Enjoy wine with meals.

Day 2:
Rise early for sunrise photo's of Wungul Sandblow, the freshwater creeks over the sand cliffs of the cathedrals. Breakfast and served, before departing north for Indian Head. Gaze over the beach and island from this lookout - Experience the adventure of spotting marine wildlife in their environment, Sea Turtles, dolphins, sharks, Manta rays, and even Humpback whales. Walk north along the beach to the remote champagne pools, midden rock and onto Waddy Point for Lunch. These untouched golden beaches with views to Ocean Lake and Sandy Cape Lighthouse. Enjoy time to hike this northern beach towards Ocean Lake, Nagala Rocks and Northern Spit, Time to return south for evening sunset and drink with meal around the campfire

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Day 3:
Depart Campsite early for Lake Allom. This great walk is remote and the walk through the rainforest to see the tortoises is a great wild life interaction. Return via 4WD to Central Station. Enjoy the boardwalk and rainforest hike along the creek. Learn about the natural wildlife of the rainforest. Move onto Lake McKenzie for lunch, and relax after a late lunch. Spend the afternoon exploring this world famous lake, those who are hikers can continue onto Basin Lake, before returning via Eurong Township and a afternoon 4WD tour down the beach to:

Southern Campsite: Dilli Village

Dilli Village campsite is situated behind the sand dunes on the eastern surf of Fraser Island. This campsite is the Start of the Southern Section of Fraser Island Great Walk. The Campsite has the newest hot showers and toilets on the island and is a grassed fully fenced. The Campsite is 100 metres from the surf beach via a wooden bridge across the famous Govi Creek water hole. It is excellent for swimming, and a bonus for the campground with soft tea tree coloured fresh water, and a huge amount of animals using this area for water.(List of animals).

Day 4:
Southern Lakes Walk

The Walks

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Dilli Village to Lake Boomanjin

Lake Boomanjin (one way walk)

From the campsite walk through coastal heath wetlands, angophora and scribbly gum woodland and mixed forest to the tea coloured waters of Lake Boomanjin the worlds largest perch lake. On arriving walk around the lake to the west. This ancient sand is dead white, with red tea coloured water making a photographer's paradise. The paper bark trees (over 1000 years old) lie close to the sand for protection.
Distance: 6.3km km, Duration: approx 2 hours, Grade: easy

Eastern surf beach walk

Walk the magnificent eastern surf beach. This intertidal sand is full of life. Look for pipis, moon snails, sand bubbler crab colonies and ghost crabs. Go beach combing for treasure washed up by the seas. Keep your eyes peeled for white breasted sea eagles and watch pied oyster catchers digging for pipis.
Distance: km, Duration: approx minutes, Grade: easy

Govi creek walk, river mouth

Walk North along the beach 1km to Govi Creek where beautiful photo's can be taken of Lilly Pond's and water holes formed before the red water flows into the sea.
Distance: km, Duration: approx minutes, Grade: easy

Sandblow walk (Wongi sand dune)

Wongi Sandblow was the first of the sandblows noted by Captain Cook in 1770. Access to this sandblow is via the Lake Boomanjin walk and is well sign posted. Sea views and photos. Isolated and remote. Take care to follow your foot prints back from exploring this sandblow to the entrance track.
Distance: km, Duration: approx minutes, Grade: easy

After morning tea at Lake Boomanjin, travel via Lake Jennings and Lake Beenaroo toward Lake Birrabeen. These white sandy beaches are great for a late lunch, relax, hike, explore. This unique lake has a large amount of native animals and walking tracks with the rainforest so close. Spend the afternoon travel onto Gary Anchorage, Buff Creek, Deep Creek and Angonga, or Lake Boomanjin return walk

Day 5:
Relax morning before a easy hike into Lake Wabby. This hike to photo the amazing sandblow. Be amazed by this green lake. Relax enjoy the lookout walk, or take a dune walk solo. Return via walking track to eastern surf beach. Regretfully it is time to pack up and return to civilization. Before leaving take a walk along the beach, waterhole or many sand tracks. Than the final exciting run down the rugged Fraser coastline, before the ferry cruise to the mainland, Rainbow Beach, Noosa and Brisbane.

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Fraser Island 5 Day Camping & Walking Tour

(Inc. FREE COOLOOLA National Park Tour and Lake McKenzie Tour)
(National Park fees, daily permits, ferry fees: +$30 per person per day)
All Prices are in Australian Dollars. (Check the latest exchange rates)
You are entering a tidal wilderness zone.
The operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary, vehicle and driver for any reason deemed necessary.
Adult $770
Student / Child $500
Group Charter Toyota Land Cruiser + Driver/Guide - $1,500 per day
Information Kit Maps, brochures, tide times, 4 postcards. Call us for a free mail out of this kit.
Optional Extras Eco Lodge: +$250
Cabin accommodation at Dilli Village: +$50 per person per night (total $200)
Book Direct Book Online | Check Tour Availability
OR call 1800 353 717 or +61 7 3203 4241
Times
    FREE Pick-up and Return from ANY of the following locations:
  • Depart Brisbane City 6.45am - Roma Street Transit Centre (street level), Bus Stop 125 (opposite the police station) - Return 6pm
  • Depart Caboolture 7.30am - BP Service Station Hwy - Return 6pm
  • Depart Caloundra 8.15am - Cooma Tce - Return 5pm
  • Depart Noosa 9am - Noosa Information Centre - Return 3-5pm
  • Depart Rainbow Beach 11am - Surf Life Saving Club - Return 2-4pm
    Gold Coast pickup and return (+$100)
  • Depart Gold Coast 6am - Beach Road - Return 7pm
Days Depart Tuesday - return Saturday