If you’re after a holiday full of fun and adventure, why not go to Fraser Island?
Whether you’re a water person or like your feet firmly planted on the ground, Fraser Island has an array of incredible activities for you.
Ranger-Guided Canoe Paddle
Explore Fraser Island’s beautiful waterways and set out on a relaxing one and a half hour canoe paddle with an experienced ranger. Paddle from McKenzie jetty to the stunning Dundonga Creek, while learning about the ecology of the island along the way.
Look out for sea birds, fish, rays, turtles, dolphins and dugongs on the tour.
Segway PT Adventures
If you’re after something a bit more hi-tech why not take a 60-minute segway tour along the sands of Kingfisher Bay?
In these ranger guided tours you’ll get to manoeuvre a two-wheeled off-road adventure machine along the inter-tidal zones and across the varied terrains of Fraser’s western side – with some cool Ranger interp along the way. The segways reach up to 10km an hour!
Self-Guided Short Walks
If you really want to clear your mind and be one with nature, take a stroll through one of Fraser Island’s many scenic walking tracks.
McKenzies Jetty Walk
This five kilometre walking track will take you on an adventure through the forest and along the beach to the remnants of McKenzie’s Jetty.
Built to accommodate the logging trade on Fraser Island, pylons from this disused jetty can still be seen today and make for stunning photos at dawn and dusk. This walk will take you about one and a half hours to complete.
You can continue onto WWII Commando School site and explore the ruins from this trek by following the signs.
WW11 Commando School Walk
A longer version of the Jetty trek is the 5.9km track taking you from the jetty inland to ruins of the WW11 Commando School and Special Z-Force training camp.
Between 1942 and 1945 several hundred soldiers trained on Fraser Island before being deployed into Asia. Explore the ruins and the interp shelter to learn more about the Z-Force soldiers.
The walk will take about two and a half hours to complete.
Look out or look up into the tall eucalypts trees and you may spot the stick-piled nesting platforms of the white-breasted sea eagles, along the way!
If the last two walks are a bit much for you, why not take a shorter walk and do the Beerillbee trail?
The track follows the fire control line for 360 metres before dividing and turning into a small uphill hiking trail which will take you to the Great Sandy Northern Lookout.
Look out for sugar gliders, cockatoos, lorikeets and forest kingfishers, as well as conical-shaped bandicoot diggings along the track.
The track is approximately 4km and will take about 30 minutes.
Dundonga Creek Walk
This 1.75km walk will take you on a windy trail uphill through eucalypt woodland to the Northern Lookout. The Northern Lookout is the perfect place to scan the Great Sandy marine park for dugong, dolphins, turtles, stingrays and humpback whales.
The walk will then descend to Dundonga Creek, where you can walk along the south back of the creek towards the ocean.
The walk will take approximately 40 minutes to complete and must not be attempted during high tide.
Ranger Guided Walks
If you don’t really trust your navigation skills, a ranger guided walk is for you! There are a range of guided tours on offer on Fraser Island, but if you’re staying at Kingfisher Bay Resort they offer a series of complimentary walks and talks for guests.
The tours will help you understand a little bit more about Fraser Island’s World Heritage-listed wilderness and its animals. Topics include bush tucker and bush medicines, Aboriginal culture, Fraser Island’s European history, the dingoes of Fraser Island, mangroves and their importance in the eco-system, as well as the flora and fauna of Fraser Island.
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