Don’t have a lot of time!? Or just want to do a short hike, well this is for you! During this hike, you will be able to explore the world-famous Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby and lush tropical rainforests. This hike is supported with an on-the-ground guide who will pick you up and drop you off, set up your camp and cook your dinner – what more could you want!
DAY 1 – 18.5km
Arrive at our head office, in Hervey Bay, for a short hiker briefing. The guide will then transfer you to the island and drop you at a point along the Great Walk! track where you will begin the hike.
The hike is takes you up through magnificent rainforest, and lust tropical landscapes to the Valley of the Giants. Along the way you will be able to undertake two side walks. The first will take you to the Badjala Sandblow and the second is the Giant Satinay tree walk, where you will be able to explore one of the oldest living trees on the island!
DAY 2 – 15.6km
Wake up in the lush rainforest, among the tallest trees on the island as you begin your morning with a fresh breakfast, before you head off on a short walk, 2.6km, to see the Tallowood tree – one of the biggest and oldest trees on the island!
After this you will then embark on your walk to the stunning, tea-tree infused Lake Garawongera. There is an optional historical site along the way, 1km, into Petrie’s Camp, which we recommend!
When you arrive at camp, you will be met by your guide who will have set up camp, with wine and cheese waiting for you in the mesmerizing rainforest! Enjoy a nice dinner with your fellow hikers before a good night’s rest.
DAY 3 – 9.5km
Have a refreshing morning swim in the lake before setting off on your last day of hiking. You will walk from Lake Garawongera to Happy Valley, on the Eastern beach, where you will meet your guide. You will then be driven down the famous 75 mile beach, through Eurong to Central Station, where you will stop to enjoy your lunch.
After lunch you will then hike through to Pile Valley where your guide will transfer you to another meeting point along the great! walk track where you will walk into Lake McKenzie to the secret hikers beach. Here you can enjoy and relax on the beautiful white sanded beach and swim in the pristine freshwater perched lake.
The guide will then pick you up and drive you back to Kingfisher Resort where you can relax at sunset, over a drink before heading back to Hervey Bay.
Sights include: Lake Garawongera, Valley of the Giants, Central Station, Pile Valley, Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Hiking has the permits to offer fully supported hike staying over night at the rustic hikers camps on Fraser Island’s Great Walk track system, we are one of the only businesses that promotes over night hiking on Fraser Island. Your guide will be there to provide all the information you need to get the best out of your supported hiking experience on the largest sand Island!
‣ All meals
‣ Tents, sleeping bags and mats
‣ Transfer of overnight bags
‣ Camp set up and meal preparation
‣ Minimum 2 people – Maximum 6 people
‣ Barge & 4WD transfer
‣ Hiker information & safety briefing
‣ Maps and Itineraries
‣ Hikers camp permits $7 per person per night (included)
‣ Suitable walking/ hiking shoes
‣ Small amount of personal belongings
‣ Camera/ Phone to take photos
‣ Sunscreen, hat, sun glasses
‣ Insect repellent
‣ Large bottle to carry water
Experience the beauty of K’gari’s Blue Lakes at sunset, sunrise, full moon, you won’t forget the stars!