K’gari (Fraser Island) is the world’s largest sand island, located off the coast of Queensland. It’s a paradise for camping enthusiasts – stunning scenery, diverse wildlife, and endless opportunities for outdoor activities abound on the island.
Camping on Fraser provides a unique experience for visitors to connect with nature and ‘switch off’. With numerous camping sites scattered throughout the island, visitors can choose from a range of options to suit their preferences, from basic sites to fully equipped cabins. The island’s diverse landscape includes lush rainforests, pristine beaches, crystal-clear lakes, and towering sand dunes, so there’s something for everyone!
Prepare adequately before embarking on a camping trip – this includes driving a suitable vehicle to navigate the island’s rugged terrain, packing appropriate camping gear, and familiarising yourself with the camping rules on the island. It’s also crucial to know how to drive on the sandy terrain of the island safely and how to protect yourself and your belongings from the island’s wildlife, especially the dingoes. Please choose a fenced camping area if you’re camping with people 14 years or younger.
Whether you are looking for a peaceful retreat or an action-packed adventure, camping on K’gari (Fraser Island) is an experience like no other, and we look forward to welcoming you on the Manta Ray Barge!
K’Gari (Fraser Island) Camping Zones
Please have a look at the camping zones below, and check out our FAQ if you have any other questions about camping on K’gari.
|Camping Zone Name||Tent Camping||Caravan Trailer Camping||Campfires||Toilets||Showers||Picnic Tables||Wheelchair Access||Generators|
|Beach camping zone 1 – Govi and Wongai|
|Beach camping zone 2 – One Tree, Cornwells, Gabala|
|Beach camping zone 3 – Poyungan and Winnam|
|Beach camping zone 4 – Guluri and Eli|
|Beach camping zone 5 – Maheno and Wahba|
|Beach camping zone 6 – Eugarie, Yurru, Guruman|
|Beach camping zone 7 – Wyuna and Burad|
|Beach camping zone 8 – Marloo, Ocean Lake, Duling|
|Beach camping zone 9 – Diray and Carree|
|Awinya Creek Camping Area|
|Bowal Creek camping area|
|Bowarrdy Creek camping area|
|Central Station (tent site) camping area|
|Central Station (trailer site) camping area|
|Coolooloi Creek camping area|
|Conngul Creek camping area|
|Cornwells camping area (fenced)|
|Dundubara (tent site) camping area|
|Dundubara (trailer site) camping area|
|Eli camping area (fenced)|
|Garrys Anchorage camping area|
|Lake Boomanjin camping area|
|Moon Point camping area|
|One Tree camping area (fenced)|
|Teebing (Wathumba Spit) camping area|
|Ungowa (tent site) camping area|
|Ungowa (trailer site) camping area|
|Waddy Point Top (tent site) camping area|
|Waddy Point Top (trailer site) camping area|
|Waddy Point Beachfront (tent site) camping area|
|Waddy Point Beachfront (trailer site) camping area|
|Wathumba (tent site) camping area (fenced)|
|Wathumba (trailer site) camping area (fenced)|
|Wongai camping area (fenced)|
|Woralie Creek camping area|
Tips for camping on K’Gari (Fraser Island)
- Plan ahead. Make sure to research and plan your camping trip in advance to ensure you have all the necessary equipment and permits.
- Choose the right campsite. There are various campsites available on K’gari (Fraser Island), ranging from basic to fully-equipped. Choose one that suits your preferences and needs.
- Drive with care. K’gari (Fraser Island) has a unique terrain, and sand driving requires different techniques than driving on regular roads. Make sure to lower your tire pressure, stay in designated tracks, and avoid sudden movements.
- Bring appropriate gear. Pack all the necessary camping gear, including a sturdy tent, sleeping bags, cooking equipment, and plenty of food and water.
- Follow safety guidelines. Familiarize yourself with safety guidelines for camping on K’gari (Fraser Island), including rules around campfires, waste disposal, and wildlife safety.
- Protect yourself from the sun. The Australian sun can be intense, so make sure to pack sunscreen, hats, and protective clothing.
- Keep food and rubbish secure. Dingoes are common on K’gari (Fraser Island), and it is essential to keep food and rubbish securely stored to avoid attracting them.
- Stay hydrated. Bring plenty of water and make sure to stay hydrated, especially during the hot summer months.
- Respect the environment.K’gari (Fraser Island) is a fragile ecosystem, and it is essential to leave no trace and respect the environment.
- Have fun. Most importantly, enjoy your time on K’gari (Fraser Island)! Take in the stunning scenery, explore the island’s natural wonders, and make memories that will last a lifetime.