K'gari is name which translates to 'paradise' by the traditional owners of the land, the Butchulla people. Upon visiting this unique natural wonder, you'll soon see why. The name is derived from an Indigenous Dreamtime story about a goddess named K'gari who fell in love with the earth during its creation and never wanted to leave. The god's shifted K'gari into a sand island so that she could stay on earth forever. The lakes, forests, flowers, animals, birds and people were placed on K'gari to keep her company.
World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and is a haven for four-wheel-driving enthusiasts from across the globe. 75 Mile Beach is a gazetted highway that runs up the surf side of the island and provides access to the townships of Eurong, Dilli Village, Happy Valley, Orchid Beach and Cathedral Beach.
More than 1500km of sand tracks crisscross the island taking you to some of the best natural attractions Australia has to offer including Lake McKenzie - a fresh water lake perched high in the sand dunes. Many of the island’s sand tracks are two-way roads; drivers will be able to identify signposts and road passes that allow drivers to pull into these inlets for the traffic to pass.
We urge visitors to spend a few days exploring the beautiful freshwater lakes and creeks, ancient rainforests, massive sand blows and coloured sands. 75 Mile Beach also provides some of the best beach fishing. But don't take our word for it...
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» Kingfisher Bay Resort named a Best of Queensland experience (2018-2021).
» The Travel Channel named Fraser Island in their top Adventure Destinations (2014).
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