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Weather on K'gari (Fraser Island)

Updated Mon 27 Feb 2023

K'gari (Fraser Island) is found off the east coast of Australia and has a mild temperate climate that is moderated by the surrounding ocean. It maintains a comfortable temperature all year-round making it a popular tourist destination, where its visitors can see its many sights and destinations to swim, explore, relax, and enjoy all it has to offer.

Temperatures rarely go above 35 degrees celsius nor below 5 degrees celsius and most of the year it is sunny with moderate to high humidity. Preparing for a visit to K'gari will depend on which time of year you go and what kind of weather is forecast. It's always a great time to visit K'gari, no matter the season - the key is preparing and packing appropriately to make sure you can have the best time possible!

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Weather on K'gari (Fraser Island)

Here is a quick summary of the different seasons on K'gari! We'll discuss temperatures, rainfall, and other useful information for visiting this beautiful place. 

Summer - December, January, February

Summer is the hottest and most humid time of the year to visit K'gari. Luckily, there are plenty of places where you can cool down and enjoy the warm weather! K'gari is known for its many lakes and creeks and is the ideal place to spend a hot summer day. For this season, make sure you pack bug repellent, a rain jacket, and your swimmers! Sunscreen and sun protection is a must.

Eli Creek floating

Autumn - March, April, May

Autumn is a little cooler than summer with less humidity and rainfall, where evenings start to get cooler. For this time of year, pack a jumper just in case the evenings are chilly, especially if you're camping! You will still see some rainfall, so make sure you pack a rain jacket, too. And of course, warm weather clothes are a must.

K'gari sunrise

Winter - June, July, August

Winter on K'gari means whale season! It is also the driest part of the year with very little rainfall. Many people enjoy K'gari in the winter due to its cooler days and spectacular whale watching! For this time of year, make sure you pack a jumper as the nights get cool, but also pack your swimmers and sun protection.

Whale Watching

Spring - September, October, November

Whales stay off the coast of K'gari into the spring, meaning you can still check out these amazing animals! Temperatures will start to rise as you approach the summer months, gathering humidity and an increase in rain. Bring everything you will need to enjoy the warming weather, including swimmers, a rain jacket, and a sun hat.

Champagne Pools

K'gari (Fraser Island) Average Monthly Temperatures and Rainfall


  • Average temperature: 25c
  • Average rainfall: 164mm


  • Average temperature: 25c
  • Average rainfall: 171mm


  • Average temperature: 25c
  • Average rainfall: 161mm


  • Average temperature: 23c
  • Average rainfall: 122mm


  • Average temperature: 20c
  • Average rainfall: 117mm


  • Average temperature: 18c
  • Average rainfall: 110mm


  • Average temperature: 17c
  • Average rainfall: 91mm


  • Average temperature: 18c
  • Average rainfall: 64mm


  • Average temperature: 20c
  • Average rainfall: 52mm


  • Average temperature: 22c
  • Average rainfall: 58mm


  • Average temperature: 23c
  • Average rainfall: 72mm


  • Average temperature: 25c
  • Average rainfall: 95mm

K'gari (Fraser Island) is amazing any time of the year! You can always look forward to seeing its many sights, including Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby, Eli Creek, Indian, Head, Champagne Pools and more! There is great wildlife spotting all year round and four-wheel driving is always fun on K'gari. No matter when you decide to visit, you are bound to enjoy your time and walk away with amazing memories of one of the most unique islands in the world.  

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Eli Creek Bridge

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