Valley of the Giants Adventure Hike

From $285 Per Person for this 4 Days and 3 Nights 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!

See The Oldest & Biggest Trees on Fraser

SEE THE LARGEST LIVING TREES ON THE ISLAND!

DAY 1 – 7.1km
You will take a 4WD adventure transfer from Hervey Bay via the barge to the Eastern Beach of Fraser Island. Your transfer will drop you to Poyungan Valley, where you can enjoy a lunch stop. From here enjoy a nice rainforest walk as you decent into the Valley of the Giants. Once you have arrived set up camp and lock your belongings away, before undertaking some of the side walks.
Optional side walks to the big trees! 
– Giant Satinay 7.2km return
– Giant Tallowwood 2.6km return

DAY 2 – 16.1km
Wake up nice and early and tranverse through the rainforest, as you walk towards Lake Wabby. Take a lunch stop at the Budjala Sandblow (additional 1.2km side walk return), where you can enjoy scenic views out onto the Eastern Beach. Keep walking as you hike through dense tropical forest before you arrive at the Lake Wabby lookout. Here you can set up camp and go for a nice swim at Lake Wabby! You deserve it after all the walking.

DAY 3 – 12km (optional 22.8km)
Wake up early and take a dip in the fresh morning water of Lake Wabby or go to the lookout and see the sunrise over the eastern beach, before having a quick breakfast and packing up camp ready for the next destination. Spend the second day hiking through untouched rainforest and old ancient eucalypt forest to the beautiful Lake McKenzie. Distance is approximately 12km or challenge yourself to the 22km option via Pile Valley, Central Station and Basin Lake. Once you have arrived at Lake McKenzie, set up camp and enjoy a splash in the lake at sunset. ​

DAY 4 – 13.8km
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. ​

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What’s Included?

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

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.​

Additional Information

  • This hike departs Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY
  • Moderate fitness level needed
  • Adventure hikers – carry their own gear for the duration of the hike
  • Minimum 2 people for the hike to run – maximum 6
  • Sleeping bags and rain jackets can be hired
  • This is an enjoyable 2 days and 1 night Fraser Island eco hiking experience.
  • 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.

Experience the Giant Satinay and the Giant Tallowood on this hike!

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