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Best Places To Stay On K'gari (Fraser Island)

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Gabby Boucher
Updated Mon 16 Oct 2023

If you're looking for the best places to stay on K'gari (Fraser Island), there are plenty of hotel rooms, cabins, and campgrounds to choose from. Whether you want a luxury resort with a pool and a restaurant, or a remote campground in the bush with no one else around, K'gari (Fraser Island) has it all! There are also plenty of camping tours and guided resort tours that combine your accommodation with the highlights of the island. Regardless of how you choose to visit this stunning island, here are the most amazing places to stay on K'gari (Fraser Island)!

people smiling in a dorm room on K'gari

Can You Stay Overnight On K'gari (Fraser Island)?


Yes, you can stay overnight on K'gari (Fraser Island).
Staying at least one night on this amazing island allows you to experience more than you could on a day trip! A day trip to the world's largest sand island is better than no visit at all. However, there is so much to see and do here that an overnight stay on K'gari (Fraser Island) is recommended. 

aerial view of K'gari coastline


Best Places To Stay On K'gari (Fraser Island)


The best places to stay on K'gari (Fraser Island) include resorts, cabins, and campgrounds.
Because the island is considered a national park, you are not able to just park up anywhere and camp where you like. You have to either register for a designated camping area or make a booking at an accommodation. If you're wondering where to stay on K'gari (Fraser Island), we've compiled a list of the best places!
girl opening a tent at a wilderness campsite


Resorts and Hotels on K'gari (Fraser Island)


Those looking for a bit of luxury and comfort on K'gari (Fraser Island) can book into one of the island resorts. Enjoy premium facilities, helpful staff members, diverse amenities, and a secure location with plenty of space. The nicest resort on the island is Kingfisher Bay Resort, a sprawling complex on the western shore that is home to multiple restaurants and bars as well as a pool, spa, and a variety of hotel rooms and villas available.

The second-best resort is K'gari Beach Resort, located on 75 Mile Beach. Here you can stay in classic hotel rooms as well as self-contained apartments and make use of the pool, bakery, restaurant, and shop. Other notable resorts on the island include Fraser Island Retreat in Happy Valley and Sailfish on Fraser, also on the Eastern Beach. 


aerial view of Kgari Beach Resort at sunrise

Lodges, Cabins, and Glamping on K'gari (Fraser Island)

If you want something a little more rugged than a standard hotel room at a resort, K'gari (Fraser Island) is home to lots of small businesses that rent out private cabins, apartments on the beach, lodges, or glamping tents. Orchid Beach is a small township near the north of the island that has a number of apartments and cabins available to book away from the crowds. 

Cathedrals on Fraser is centrally located on 75 Mile Beach. This well-maintained complex has wilderness villas, private cabins, glamping tents, and regular campsites. Dilli Village is located slightly further south and is popular among families and educational groups. Here there are a number of cabins, bunkhouse blocks, and campsites. Beach Camp Eco Retreat is another epic glamping option that is reserved exclusively for Dropbears, so you'll have to book a tour with them to stay there!


sign for beach camp eco retreat in accommodation lobby

Camping on K'gari (Fraser Island)


Camping is the best way to immerse yourself in the lush wilderness on K'gari (Fraser Island). Adventure lovers may consider a campground to be the best place to stay on the island! There are two types of campsites on K'gari (Fraser Island). The first is managed campgrounds. These are maintained by the National Parks Service and they usually have facilities like toilets, showers, rubbish bins, picnic tables, and dingo fences. Central Station, Waddy Point, and Dundubara are among these regulated campgrounds.

The other campgrounds on the island are free camping zones. These are designated areas where you're allowed to set up camp but there are no facilities. Between the 9 camping zones on the Eastern Beach, 7 on the Western Beach, and other inland free camping sites amidst the forest, there are plenty of places to spend the night bonding with nature. Just remember to bring all the necessary supplies and clean up after yourself at the unregulated campsites in order to keep the island clean! And you still have to get a camping permit and register your campsite online if you're staying at a free camping zone. 


people looking at the ocean from a beachfront campsite

Overnight Tours

The final option for finding a places to stay on K'gari (Fraser Island) is just booking an overnight tour! Between guided resort tours and camping tours, everything is taken care of for you. All your permits, accommodation, food, transport, supplies, and itinerary will be included in the tour. This takes away all the planning and preparation on your part so you can just enjoy the island!

Guided resort tours include accommodation at one of the resorts or cabin facilities on K'gari (Fraser Island). These are ideal for families, older travellers seeking comfort, or those who just want easy access to facilities like restaurants. Camping tours are for adventure-seekers! Whether you're a backpacker or just someone looking for a more exciting wilderness experience, camping tours will bring you to a pre-set-up campsite with plenty of facilities. Camping is also a cheaper option than staying at a resort, perfect for budget travellers

Check out our most popular K'gari camping tours here!


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