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K'gari (Fraser Island) Tide Times 2023

Updated Thu 04 Jan 2024

K'gari is the world's largest sand island, and a total natural wonderland for any avid beach 4WDers! But, before you pack the car and let down the tyres, it's crucial to check the tide times at K'gari, as there's no reception on the island and you don't want to get stuck at high tide! 

The main strip of golden sands that weekenders frequently venture to on K'gari is 75 Mile Beach. It's strongly advised that you plan all travel to and from K'gari around the tide times, and only drive on the beach when it's safe. Check out our guide to driving on K'gari, or if you're searching for a ride, don't forget to browse our 4WD rental options so you can explore at your own pace.

Check out the following tide times for 2023 for the most up-to-date data from the Bureau of Meteorology, based on Waddy Point (LAT 24° 58’ S LONG 153° 21’ E) tide times.

(Check our updated K'gari Tide Times for 2024!)

Three 4WDs on the golden sands of K'gari


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K'gari 4WDing Rules

With a vast amount of fun comes great responsibility, and there are a couple of really important rules when it comes to 4WDing on K'gari. Read more about driving safely on K'gari with our road rule guide and our 20 top tips for 4WDing.

  • Please do not drive on K'gari beaches near headlands at high tide. To avoid risky situations like this, plan your drive as close to low tide as possible. The tide cycle gives you about 4 hours of time to drive along the beach at a safe, low tide, so don't get lost in the island rainforests for too long if you need to get back somewhere!
  • Any experienced 4WDer will tell you to avoid driving on the super soft sand above the tide line - it's really difficult! Don't burn out your clutch or engine, or get bogged! Instead, stay away from exposed areas 2 hours before and after high tide!

Drop Bear 4WD at sunset on K'gari


Let experts guide you as you take the wheel on one of our many tag-along 4WD K'gari tours!

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