Fraser Island Great Walk, Fraser Island

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The Fraser Island Great Walk is a long-distance trail in Queensland, Australia. Hikers must be fully self-sufficient and carry water. The walk is rated easy to moderate on a difficulty scale being mostly at sea level and is traversed in one direction.
It leads from Dilli Village, an environmental education camp of the University of the Sunshine Coast, to Happy Valley. The entire 90 km walk, which includes numerous smaller walks branching off the main trail, can be completed in 6 to 8 days. The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) provides 8 walkers' camps for which a booking is essential.
The landscape during the walk changes between coastal heathland, mangrove forest, woodland and subtropical rainforest. The crystal-clear lakes and sand dunes are the highlights of this track. Due to the rain season it is better not to do this hike from January to March.
A 40km extension to the walk from Lake Garawongera to Arch Cliffs, was started by volunteers in 2010. This would increase the length of the main trail to 80km.
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  • We've now undertaken two sections of the walk and look forward to completing the remainder when time allows. The booking process is a bit hard during summer when unsure if they will allow it to be ope...  more »
  • We wanted to see if you could get across Fraser and back on foot in 2 days while still enjoying some of Fraser’s highlights. .....and YES you can. Day 1- We started at Kingfisher Bay coming off the 9a...  more »
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  • Beautiful landscape but a lot of sand everywhere! Beautiful lakes.
  • Do not miss a chance to see this place! Rent a 4x4 and drive yourself around the island, listen to the good advice from the locals and you will remember the trip forever!

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