Measuring some 90km in total, from Dili Village to Happy Valley, the Fraser Island Great Walk will take you about six to eight days to complete if you decide to tackle the whole thing. The best news if you can also do it in sections.
Part of the Great Sandy National Park, along the way you’ll experience ever-changing landscapes, stunning scenery, fascinating nature, and cultural heritage. Highlights include:
You’ll visit iconic sites such as Lake McKenzie, Wanggoolba Creek, Lake Wabby and Central Station. Enjoy coastal heathland, mangrove forest, woodland and subtropical rainforest.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services provides walkers’ camps which are small camping areas with few or no facilities along the Great Walk. Downloadable maps and information about camping and permits are available on the Queensland Government Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing website.
Start in Dili Village
An entire village of more than 50 beautifully restored buildings, the village of Herberton – an old tin mining town – is an incredible tribute to Australia’s past. Allow plenty of time to marvel at the incredible detail of this outdoor museum as you wander through the old school house, bank, toy shop and chemist.
The only distillery in Tropical North Queensland, Mt Uncle is set among banana, avocado and macadamia trees. Wonder the grounds with the peacocks; visit the cellar door for a taste of its award-winning spirits and liqueurs; or drop by the restaurant for a spot of lunch.
More than 500 years old, and only a short drive from Yungaburra, the curtain tree fig is a fascinating display of nature and a must-see attraction of the Atherton Tablelands.