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Things To Do For Couples On K'gari (Fraser Island)

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Gabby Boucher
Updated Wed 17 Jan 2024

K'gari (Fraser Island) is known for its ancient landscapes and lush wilderness. The world's largest sand island is ruggedly beautiful, and it's extremely remote. This natural beauty makes it one of the most romantic places to visit in Australia!

If you and your loved one crave adventure, K'gari (Fraser Island) is the perfect place for a getaway. Disconnect from the modern world, explore the rainforests, lakes, and sand dunes, and just enjoy each other's company. There are few distractions here that will pull you away from the serenity of nature, so you can just relax and sink into a beautiful, romantic holiday with your significant other!

couple sitting in chairs and holding hands near Lake McKenzie

Top Things To Do For Couples On K'gari (Fraser Island)

Couples looking for an amazing vacation surrounded by nature should put K'gari (Fraser Island) at the top of their bucket list! With countless incredible natural sights to see, a lack of mobile phone service, and plenty of places to escape the crowds, there are many ways to have some quality time with each other and the wilderness on K'gari. Here are some of the best things to do for couples on K'gari (Fraser Island)!

couple taking a selfie at the Maheno Shipwreck

Go Camping

With 45 camping areas to choose from, there are so many epic places to camp on K'gari! Camping is one of the best things to do for couples on this magical island. Cozy up in a tent, sleep under the stars, and wake up to the sounds of the wilderness. Unfortunately, campfires are prohibited at most campsites, but you can still have an incredibly peaceful and heartwarming experience while sleeping amongst the towering trees and sand dunes on K'gari. 

couple set up at a campsite by the beach on K'gari

Swim In Lake McKenzie

Probably one of the most stunning places in all of Australia, Lake McKenzie is a must-see on K'gari (Fraser Island). Complete with silky white silica sand and crystal clear, refreshing water, Lake McKenzie is the best place for sunbathing, swimming, picnicking, taking photos, and just relaxing with your significant other. If you want to escape the crowds, visit in the early morning or late afternoon. Or visit the nearby Lake Birrabeen where there are far fewer tourists!

couple walking on the white sand at Lake McKenzie

Treat Yourself To A Nice Dinner

Despite being such a remote island where the wilderness flourishes, there are some lovely places to eat on K'gari! At Eurong Resort and Kingfisher Bay Resort, the island's two biggest and most impressive accommodation options, there are excellent dining options where you can have a nice dinner with your partner. Or if you're exploring the north of K'gari, the Driftwood Bar in Orchid Beach has delicious food as well!

Food spread with drinks and seafood at a restaurant

Hike To Lake Wabby

Another one of K'gari's most amazing lakes is Lake Wabby. To get to this massive, emerald-green lake you have to complete a leisurely hike through the rainforest. The walk itself is beautiful, and you and your partner can chat and enjoy the sounds of nature as you walk along the sandy track. Before you go for a dip in the lake, be sure to continue strolling along the Hammerstone Sand Blow and soak in the surreal, desert-like views. 

couple walking on the sand dunes at Lake Wabby

Watch The Sunrise

Have a nice romantic morning by watching the sunrise over the stunning K'gari coastline! With nothing but the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean in sight from the island's east coast, there are some amazing sunrise spots where you can watch the world drift from night to morning. Indian Head Lookout is a rocky headland that is great for watching the sunrise. Or anywhere along the iconic 75 Mile Beach, you can easily find a nice sandy spot all to yourselves. 

Girls watching the sunrise over the ocean from a 4WD

Float Down Eli Creek

Another one of the best things to do for couples on K'gari is visit the peaceful and beautiful Eli Creek. This freshwater creek runs through the sand dunes and empties into the ocean on K'gari's east coast. The water here is so clean and pure that you can fill your water bottles right from the creek! Pack some floaties for your couple's trip to K'gari so you can drift down the river and let the current carry you past the lush rainforest. There is also a picnic area and boardwalk here so you can have a romantic lunch or stroll. 

couple floating down Eli Creek in colorful floats

Try Water Sports

The oceans around K'gari are notoriously rough, but you can try some fun water sports around Rainbow Beach, Hervey Bay, and the western sides of K'gari! Go kayaking, surfing, or paddleboarding where the waters are calm and clear and try to spot some marine life! Whatever you choose to do, water sports are a fun activity for you and your loved one to try in this corner of Queensland. Soak in the sights, get some exercise, and sightsee in style!


The Best Ways To Visit K'gari As A Couple

Once you've decided to plan a romantic getaway to K'gari, you may be wondering what is the best way to execute this plan. You can only visit K'gari with a 4WD, whether you hire one, use your own, or book a tour is up to you! If you already have your own 4WD, you can easily just hop over to the island at your convenience. Just remember to book all the necessary permits and ferry transfers. If you don't have a 4WD and you want to explore just the two of you, you'll need to hire one!

The other option is a guided tour. Though you won't have the same kind of alone time on a group tour, this is a great option for travelers who want to save money and have fun meeting others. Tag-along tours and guided resort tours are all-inclusive, making them more affordable than hiring a 4WD for just two people. If you love socializing, you'll also have a blast exploring with other travelers. But if you want a private getaway without anyone else, your best bet is hiring a 4WD!

4wd K'gari

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