The Fraser Island Great Walk is a picturesque 47 mi point-to-point trail that starts from Happy Valley, Fraser Island, Queensland and ends in the south near Dilli Village.
300 km north of Brisbane you will discover an adventure on Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, a paradise of natural beauty and fascinating history. The whole hiking route is considered to be Medium difficulty and usually takes around 6 days to complete. For how we grade trails, please click here, and caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here.
There are shorter, less strenuous routes and family-friendly trails on the island if a multi-day hike is not what you’re looking for.
Take to this World-Heritage site for a week of wild, where you can slow the pace of life and reconnect with nature. You’ll need to be self-sufficient, ensuring you have plenty of food, water, and navigational skills. Although not a difficult hike, a moderate level of fitness is advised for this walking trail, as it traverses sand dunes and winds along subtropical rainforest paths, waterside boardwalks, forest track and wetlands.
Camping is available at designated campsites that offer access to water and toilets. Fees apply and a permit is required and will need to be booked in advance for these, or alternatively other privately run accommodation options and glamping sites are available on the island. Signage also indicates where beach camping is permitted but it should be noted that there are no facilities in these areas.
Wild swimming in the island’s crystal clear waters is a highlight on this hike, so be sure to rest and refresh whenever you get the chance and don’t miss the Valley of the Giants to walk amongst some of the island’s magnificent oldest, largest trees.
Dogs are not allowed on Fraser Island for the protection and conservation of the area’s national parks and wildlife.