9 Breathtaking Things to Do on Fraser Island (K’gari)

Lake McKenzie K'gari Island

You won’t want to miss these incredible things to do on Fraser Island (K’gari) on your next visit!

Whether you’re planning on staying at Kingfisher Bay resort for the weekend, making use of your 4WD vehicle or you’re looking to complete a few hiking adventures, K’gari Fraser Island is a paradise waiting to be explored.

It’s the largest sand island in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Listed area, so there’s no shortage of things to do!

Let’s dive into my 9 favourite & memorable activities on K’gari Fraser Island.

1. Swim at Lake McKenzie

Lake McKenzie K'gari Island

Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora) is a perched lake and is without a doubt, the jewel of the island. The freshwater lake sees visitors flock to its crystal-clear waters all year round.

How to Get to Lake McKenzie

Getting to Lake McKenzie is possible with and without a 4WD vehicle.

With a 4WD

Follow the marked signposts across the island and you’re free to visit Lake McKenzie at will.

Without a 4WD Vehicle

Access to Lake McKenzie is achievable even if you don’t have a 4WD vehicle of your own.

Travelling from Kingfisher Bay Resort to Lake McKenzie

2. Stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort

Kingfisher Bay Resort Tour
Photo by Kingfisher Bay Resort

If you’ve never stayed at Kingfisher Bay Resort before, you’re in for a real treat.

This incredible resort is nestled amongst nature, providing guests with the ultimate & immersive eco experience.

There’s plenty to do at the resort:

  • Guided walks
  • Boat tours
  • Kayaking
  • Segway tours
  • Restaurants & bars
  • Tennis courts & more.

Best of all, you can experience the beauty of K’gari by staying at Kingfisher Bay Resort even without a 4WD.

Enjoy sunset over the water at Kingfisher Bay Resort’s Sunset Bar.

Sunset Bar Kingfisher Bay Resort

Pull up a seat by the water & enjoy a spectacular afternoon as you watch the sun go down (one of only a handful of places to watch the sun set over the water on the East coast of Australia).

3. Stay at K’gari (Eurong) Beach Resort

This should be your choice of accommodation on the eastern side of the island.

Perfect for:

  • Families
  • Backpackers
  • Solo travelers
K'gari Beach Resort Fraser Island
Photo by K’gari Beach Resort

Formerly called Eurong Beach Resort, the rooms have recently been refurbished, offering an elevated experience for guests compared to previous years.

If you’re looking to switch off, disconnect and experience this side of K’gari Fraser Island, this is where you should stay.

The Eastern side of the island is home to attractions such as:

  • Eli Creek
  • The Maheno Shipwreck
  • Champagne Pools
  • The Pinnacles

4. Beauty Spots Tour with K’gari (Fraser) Explorer Tours

K'gari Explorer Tours
Photo by K’gari Explorer Tours

If you’re short on time, this is the tour I’d recommend. You can jump on board these specialist, airconditioned 4WD vehicles from Hervey Bay or Kingfisher Bay Resort for an incredible day out.

(If you’re staying at Kingfisher Bay Resort, you can arrange for this tour to pick you up on the way as it departs earlier at River Heads).

K'gari Explorer Tours
Photo by K’gari Explorer Tours

The Beauty Spots Tour with Fraser Explorer Tours stops at the following locations:

  • Eli Creek
  • Central Station
  • Lake McKenzie
  • Maheno Shipwreck
  • The Pinnacles (Coloured Sands)

Lunch & snacks are all provided on the day, making it a seamless and hassle free way to see the island.

5. Hike from Kingfisher Bay Resort to Lake McKenzie

If you’ve got an adventurous spirit, you can absolutely hike from Kingfisher Bay Resort to Lake Mckenzie as well!

I’ve personally done this a couple of times, and it’s a brilliant way to spend the day.

The hike is approximately 20 km’s return (read the full article here).

Ensure you’re dingo safe when undertaking any activity on the island.

Be sure to pack all food, drinks, sunscreen and essentials for the day.

6. Remote West Coast K’gari Tour with Tasman Venture

Remote K'gari Tour with Tasman Venture
Photo via Tasman Venture

This might be one of the best things to do on Fraser Island – if not, Queensland. It’s basically The Whitsundays of Southeast Queensland and is a must visit.

Departing from the Hervey Bay Marina, you’ll jump aboard the vessel ‘Tasman Venture’ for a full day Remote K’gari Fraser Island experience.

You’ll stop at the following locations:

  • Awinya Creek
  • Wathumba Creek
  • Bowarrady Creek
  • Platypus Bay
  • And many more secluded & private beaches.

Morning & afternoon tea, lunch, snacks and tea and coffee are all inclusive.

This tour is an absolute must do!

7. Experience a Whale Watching Tour

The Hervey Bay and Fraser Coast is world renowned for its whale watching season.

Hervey Bay Whale Watching

What better way to see it than from the coastline of K’gari Fraser Island.

I’ve listed the following tour operators I’d recommend that depart both Hervey Bay and K’gari.

8. Indulge in a Scenic Flight with Air Fraser Island

Take to the skies with a scenic flight with Air Fraser Island.

Air Fraser Island

Scenic Flights Available:

  • 15 Minute Scenic Flight via Fraser Island
  • 60 Minute Scenic Flight via Hervey Bay
  • 30 Minute Scenic Flight via Hervey Bay
  • 15 Minute Scenic Flight via Hervey Bay

9. Experience a 2 Day K’gari Fraser Explorer Tour

This experience DOES IT ALL!! Plus, you’ll get to stay one night at K’gari (Eurong) Beach Resort in a comfortable hotel room.

Explore the World Heritage-listed sites of K’gari (Fraser Island) on an award-winning two-day tour in a comfortable, air conditioned 4WD coach. Uncover hidden gems like Hammertone Sandblow, Lake Wabby, and the Champagne Pools.

You’ll also discover:

  • Pile Valley & Central Station
  • Lake McKenzie
  • Eli Creek
  • Lake Wabby
  • The Maheno Shipwreck
  • Stay overnight at K’gari (Eurong) Beach Resort
  • Champagne Pools
  • The Pinnacles (coloured sands)
  • And so much more.
Lake McKenzie Fraser Island

Things to Do on Fraser Island (K’gari) Summary

There you have it!

If you’re looking to plan a trip this year, definitely be sure to add these things to do on Fraser Island to your list!

K’gari Island is a beautiful part of Australia with incredible weather all year round. I’ve personally travelled to the island at all times of the year, and it never disappoints.

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