ABOUT THE GREAT WALK
Experience 6 days in the rainforest meandering through world-class walking tracks, in the magical paradise of Fraser Island. The Fraser Island Great Walk showcases the best of the natural and cultural features of the world’s largest sand island. As you embark on your hiking journey, you’ll transverse over 85km of stunning landscape, following traditional Butchulla pathways beneath towering rainforest, walk past crystal clear lakes and over vast sand dunes. Discover the island's history as you walk along paths where logging roads and tramlines once served a bygone forestry industry.
The Fraser Island Great Walk runs from Happy Valley on the middle of the eastern side of the island and travels south toward Dilli Village. During the 6 day walk you will experience The Valley of the Giants, a few sand blows and of course a collection of K'gari's most beautiful lakes, including: Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby, Lake Birrabeen and Lake Boomanjin.
The Fraser Island Great Walk provides challenging and remote routes for experienced walkers, however with our Glamping and Luxury packages, it puts less strain on walkers as you can walk pack free. Alternatively, you can choose to walk a short section of the track through one of our other walking packages, (they all follow tracks on the Great Walk) please check the links at the top of the page.
The Great Walk hikes will run on demand a few times throughout the year in our different hiking categories, adventure, glamping and luxury - we are happy to accommodate which ever experience you require. If you are interested please contact us for pricing and more information. Please note we require 4-6 people to run this hike.
If you are a solo hiker and would like to join a hiking group, please enquire and we can see what is available to accommodate you.
DAY 1 - Happy Valley to Lake Garawongera (6.7km)
Spend the first day hiking through beautiful tropical rainforest as you transverse through the bush on your way to Lake Garawongera. Once at the lake, relax and unwide before the next big day of hiking.
DAY 2 - Lake Garawongera to Valley of the Giants (13.1km)
Wake up to a fresh dip in the lake before you embark on your day hiking through the bush. Hike into the Valley of the Giants and see some of the largest, oldest living trees on the Island! Arrive to the camp in the afternoon and spend the afternoon transversing the big trees on the island!
DAY 3 - Valley of the Giants to Lake Wabby (16.1km)
Hike through to Lake Wabby where you camp at the Lake Wabby Hikers camp. Enjoy hanging out by the emerald lake, and relax as you've made it half way!
DAY 4 - Lake Wabby to Lake McKenzie (12km)
Have an easy hiking walk as you hike through the forest on your way to the world famous Lake McKenzie! Stay at the hikers camp and enjoy a peaceful, quiet side to Lake McKenzie, also know by its traditional name Lake Boorangoora.
DAY 5 - Lake McKenzie to Lake Benaroon (14.4km)
Enjoy an early morning swim before enjoying your fith day hike into Lake Benaroon. Once arrived enjoy the tea tree stained waters and the private secluded feel, as you relax.
DAY 6 - Lake Benaroon to Dilli Village, via. Lake Boomanjin (13.5km)
Again hike from one beautiful lake to another, taking in the serenity of the bush and the mesmerising wilderness! Lake Boomanjin is the largest perched lake in the world, so enjoy a relaxed swim in the stained tea tree red wate, as you float around in a stunning lake like never seen before!
Once finished a Fraser Dingo 4WD will pick you up, ready to return back to the mainland!