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!
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.