Lake McKenzie Adventure Hike

$210 Per Person for this 2 day/ 1 night hiking experience!

​An adventure hike is a self-guided hiking experience for adventurers who want to carry their own backpacks! It’s a great way to experience the true beauty of Fraser Island your way!

Be the only people to stay at Lake McKenzie


Day One – 6.6 km 

Enjoy a 4WD transfer into Central Station where you start your walk to Lake McKenzie. There is an optional side walk from Central Station to Pile Valley (an extra 4km return). On the way you will see the crystal clear Wanggoolba Creek, stop by the peaceful and beautiful Basin Lake before you arrive at the famous Lake McKenzie. You will then spend the night camping exclusively at the Lake McKenzie hikers camp, here you will be able to experience camping under the stars, and enjoy the peace and beauty of the lake at all hours including sunrise and sunset.

Day Two – 13.8 km

Spend the morning swimming at Lake McKenzie, also known by its indigenous name ‘Lake Boorangoora’. Enjoy the serenity of the secret hikers beach. Have lunch at fenced, picnic enclosures near the lake. Then hike from Lake McKenzie to Kingfisher Bay Resort enjoying the peaceful and calm nature as you hike back. Along the way you will stop by a historical site – McKenzie’s Jetty. Once you have arrived at the Kingfisher Jetty you are able to have a refreshing drink and snack, whilst you wait for your 4WD transfer back to Hervey Bay. ​


  • This is an enjoyable 2 days and 1 night Fraser Island eco hiking experience.
  • Average level fitness is required.
  • Departs every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Hike departs from our Fraser Dingo 4WD Adventures office in Urangan, Hervey Bay, at approx 8am (subject to change without warning).
  • Pickups available if f you have pre-arranged – conditions apply, hotel/ hostel in Urangan only.
  • 4WD transfer is with the tag-along tour (unless 5+ people, we will run a private vehicle).
  • Return on 5pm barge from Kingfisher Bay Resort (day 2), arrive FD office around 6:30pm.

Note: At times there are NO toilet facilities and human waste must be buried at least 50cm deep. Fresh water is available at each camp but may have to be treated first.

What to bring!

  • Sense of adventure; as the hiking part of this trip is self-guided!
  • Suitable walking/ hiking shoes
  • Lightweight food for all days on the hike
  • Small amount of personal belongings
  • A credit card imprint taken for security on hiking equipment supplied
  • Camera/ phone to take photos
  • Perosnal items e.g Swimmers, sunscreen, hat, sun glasses.
  • Torch
  • Water purification tablets
  • Insect repellent
  • Larger (1.5ltr) bottle to carry water.​

What’s Included:

  • Barge & 4WD transfer
  • Hiker information ​& safety briefing
  • Maps and itineraries
  • 2 person tent & sleeping mat
  • All hiking equipment needed (gas cooker, bowls, cups etc.)
  • Hikers camp permits ($7 per person per night – included).

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