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Lake McKenzie Eco Walk 2D1N

FROM: $660
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Departure Times

Departs: 7:00am - Tuesdays, Saturdays
Returns: Please Enquire - Wednesdays, Sundays

Departure Point: Hervey Bay

Pricing Options

$660 AUD / Person - Adult (Between: 20 May 2024 and 31 Oct 2024)

Embark on a pack-free hike through the pristine wilderness of K'gari (Fraser Island)!

  • 2 days of bushwalking through the lush landscapes of this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Around 20km of total walking plus one night of tent camping
  • Hike with a support team, no need to carry all the heavy gear
  • Visit iconic spots like Lake McKenzie, Central Station, Pile Valley, and Lake Wabby
  • Perfect for adventurous, outdoorsy travellers with average fitness levels

Join K'gari Walking Tours on a 2-day, 1-night Lake McKenzie Eco Walk! Those who love adventure and hiking can see a more secluded and wild side of K'gari (Fraser Island) with an overnight walking tour. In 2 days you'll cover around 20km of forest and bushwalking trails, passing Lake McKenzie, Basin Lake, Central Station, Pile Valley, and Lake Wabby. 

To make your hiking adventure more enjoyable, K'gari Walking Tours supplies all your camping gear and meals throughout the tour. It's a pack-free walk, meaning you don't have to carry any supplies and everything is set up for you when you arrive at your lunch spots and campsite. All you have to do is keep those legs moving and soak in the serenity of nature!

Highlights:

  • 2-day, 1-night pack-free walking tour of K'gari (Fraser Island)
  • Departs in Urangan near Hervey Bay
  • All transport to and from the island included
  • Experienced tour guide to lead you on the walk
  • Support team to transport all the gear and set up camp and meals
  • 20km of hiking on gorgeous, remote forest trails
  • Visit freshwater lakes including Lake McKenzie, Basin Lake, and Lake Wabby
  • Walk through the ancient rainforests at Central Station and Pile Valley
  • Camp at Central Station Hikers Camp
  • All food provided including snacks and cold drinks
  • Easy walk that is suitable for anyone with average levels of fitness

treetops of K'gari Rainforest in the sunlight

Sample Itinerary

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Day 1:

Walking distance: 10.7km total

Check-in and departure from Hervey Bay

Whether you're making your own way to the office in Urangan or getting the complimentary hotel pick-up, you'll meet at the office for a safety briefing before departing to K'gari (Fraser Island). Meet your guides, discuss your itinerary, then make your way to the ferry and cruise over to the world's largest sand island...

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Day 1:

Walking distance: 10.7km total

Check-in and departure from Hervey Bay

Whether you're making your own way to the office in Urangan or getting the complimentary hotel pick-up, you'll meet at the office for a safety briefing before departing to K'gari (Fraser Island). Meet your guides, discuss your itinerary, then make your way to the ferry and cruise over to the world's largest sand island! 

Upon arriving on K'gari, your guides will drive you to the trailhead in a sturdy 4WD vehicle. 

Lake McKenzie 

Start the hike by walking 3km towards Lake McKenzie. This glorious and famous landmark is a perched lake full of crystal clear water and framed by soft white silica sand. Have some free time for a picnic lunch and a refreshing swim in the heavenly waters before continuing your hike. 

aerial view of lake mckenzie sand trees and water

Central Station

From Lake McKenzie, it's about 6.6km to Central Station where you'll set up camp for the night. You'll have a brief stop at the beautiful Basin Lake on the way. When you arrive at Central Station around 3:30pm, your camp will be all set up and snacks and a freshly prepared dinner await you. 

Day 2:

Walking distance: 8.7km total

Quality time with the rainforest

After waking, enjoy a peaceful morning at the campsite. Listen to the sounds of nature as you fuel up with a continental camp breakfast, then lace up your boots and continue walking! You'll start the day by walking 5.2km through the dense, untouched rainforest of Pile Valley where you can admire the unique flora and fauna of K'gari. 

Once you've completed the loop back to your starting point, you'll meet your guide for a 4WD transfer to Lake Wabby.

Lake Wabby surrounded by rainforest and sand dunes

Lake Wabby

Arrive at Lake Wabby and have a picnic lunch before walking 1km down to the lake's shores. Lake Wabby is a vibrant green lake famous for its half-moon shape and its reputation as the deepest lake on K'gari!

Dive into the deep waters of this magnificent lake before hiking 2.5km across the Hammerstone Sand Blow. This vast expanse of golden sand dunes is situated right next to Lake Wabby and offers some incredible, desert-like views. You'll hike across the dunes, into the rainforest, and down to K'gari's Eastern Beach. 

Return Home

Once you reach the Eastern Beach, your guide will transport you back to the ferry. Stop briefly at Kingfisher Bay Resort, where you can kick back, buy a drink, watch the sunset, or just elevate your feet and relish int he glory of completing a 20km trek. Then catch the ferry back to Hervey Bay and finish the tour!

K'gari Walking Tours Itinerary Map

Our Delicious Sample Menu

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All meals are provided for the duration of the Lake McKenzie Eco Walk, including:

  • Day 1
    • Picnic lunch 
    • Cheese platter on arrival at your campsite
    • Dinner (fish teriyaki stir-fry or chicken pesto/tomato pasta)
    • Glass of wine or beer
  • Day 2
    • Breakfast
    • Picnic lunch

Dietary requirements can be cat...

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All meals are provided for the duration of the Lake McKenzie Eco Walk, including:

  • Day 1
    • Picnic lunch 
    • Cheese platter on arrival at your campsite
    • Dinner (fish teriyaki stir-fry or chicken pesto/tomato pasta)
    • Glass of wine or beer
  • Day 2
    • Breakfast
    • Picnic lunch

Dietary requirements can be catered for, just let us know at booking! Drinking water is also provided throughout the tour. 

Please note this menu is subject to change. 

cheese board and white wine at a campsite

Accommodation

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Central Station Hikers Camp

For your overnight stay on the Lake McKenzie Eco Walk, you'll be staying at Central Station Hikers Camp. This rustic campsite is surrounded by towering trees and lush green ferns. You'll be immersed in nature, which makes for a peaceful and serene experience. 

Due to t...

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Central Station Hikers Camp

For your overnight stay on the Lake McKenzie Eco Walk, you'll be staying at Central Station Hikers Camp. This rustic campsite is surrounded by towering trees and lush green ferns. You'll be immersed in nature, which makes for a peaceful and serene experience. 

Due to the campsite's location in the midst of the forest, amenities are limited. There is no phone reception or electricity, and the only amenities at the site are picnic tables and drop toilets. Showers are not available either, so take advantage of your lake visits and opt for a swim in the pristine waters to freshen up!

When you arrive at your campsite, everything will be set up for you and all equipment is provided. Here is what's included at your Central Station campsite:

  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Comfy sleeping mats
  • Blow-up camp pillows
  • Pillow slips

rustic campsite in the rainforest at Central Station

Departs/Returns

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All K'gari Walking Tours depart from the office in Hervey Bay at 6 Southern Cross Circuit, Urangan.

Transfers from your accommodation in Hervey Bay are included so please arrange those during booki...

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All K'gari Walking Tours depart from the office in Hervey Bay at 6 Southern Cross Circuit, Urangan.

Transfers from your accommodation in Hervey Bay are included so please arrange those during booking. 

Please meet at the office at 7am for safety briefings and check-in. Vehicle parking and bag storage for larger items is available at the office. The group will depart from the office around 8am for the ferry and 4WD transfers to the start of the hike on K'gari (Fraser Island). 

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What To Bring

  • Soft, overnight bag (to be transferred to the camp by the guide, no suitcases please)
    • Warm overnight clothes
    • Hiking clothes for the next day
    • Towel
    • Sleeping bag liner or pillow if you wish (we provide a blow-up camp pillow and slip)
    • Toiletries
    • Medications
    • Head torch
    • Portable charger (no electricity at the campsite)
  • Day pack to carry during the hike (please wear good hiking shoes as well)
    • Camera
    • Phone
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Su...

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What To Bring

  • Soft, overnight bag (to be transferred to the camp by the guide, no suitcases please)
    • Warm overnight clothes
    • Hiking clothes for the next day
    • Towel
    • Sleeping bag liner or pillow if you wish (we provide a blow-up camp pillow and slip)
    • Toiletries
    • Medications
    • Head torch
    • Portable charger (no electricity at the campsite)
  • Day pack to carry during the hike (please wear good hiking shoes as well)
    • Camera
    • Phone
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Swimmers
    • Towel
    • Insect repellent
    • Reusable water bottle

What's Included

  • 2 day, 1 night walking tour of K'gari (Fraser Island)
  • Around 20km total walking
  • Pack-free walk (you only carry a small day bag)
  • Support team to carry and transport all the gear
  • See major sites along the K'gari Great Walk
  • All transport including ferries to the island and 4WD transfers
  • Pre-arranged pick-up from hostels/hotels in Hervey Bay
  • Camping at Central Station Hikers Camp with all equipment
  • All meals and snacks during the tour
  • Drinking water
  • Detailed information including maps, safety briefing and walking info
  • National park permits and fees

What's Extra

  • Anything you wish to purchase at Kingfisher Bay Resort while waiting for the ferry transfers back to the mainland

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

  • This tour includes around 20km of walking and is suitable for hikers with average fitness level and walking experience
  • Please wear good quality hiking shoes with support
  • Operates all year (except December and January)
  • Terrain includes a mix of forest and bush tracks
  • There are limited facilities at the campsite and limited mobile service
  • The team uses Garmin Rino 2-Way Radio/GPS Navigator with Sensors for our pack-free hikers to communicate with the guide or use in an emergency. These devices also have GPS navigation so our team can locate you in an emergency. 

Your Responsibilities:

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Fraser Tours / Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations

Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No cancellations, refunds, or date changes within 7 days of departure date. No shows or client cancellations made within 7 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price.

Open dated vouchers must book a minimum of 2 weeks prior to departure. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Fraser Tours/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Fraser Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel / Fraser-Tours.com . If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum age for the walking tour?

There is an age limit of 12 years and over. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There are no upper age restrictions for walkers with suitable ability, however walkers with medical conditions should check with the operator before booking.

What does pack-free mean?

On a pack-free hike, a support team will transport your overnight bags to and from the campsites. The team will also take care of all the camping equipment and set-up, as well as food prep and storage. So all you have to carry is your small pack for the day including your camera, phone, sun protection, swimmers, etc. (See "What To Bring" for more details).

What level of fitness do I need for this tour?

This 2-day walking tour includes about 20km of hiking through central K'gari with roughly 10km covered each day. You'll be hiking on bush tracks and forest trails, and they are not very steep or challenging. Though the trails are quite easy, you will cover a decent distance and be on your feet often, so an average level of fitness is required. 

How many hikers will be on the tour?

These walking tours take anywhere from 2-6 guests. The tour will not run with only 1 hiker, so the minimum is 2 guests and the maximum is 6. 

What type of shoes do I need?

Good-quality hiking shoes are recommended. It's better to have ankle support and good traction so your feet stay stable and comfortable while hiking 20km! You can bring sandals or other comfy shoes to wear at the campsite in the evening if you wish. 

Is it safe to hike out in the wilderness with no phone reception?

The K'gari Walking Tours team takes safety very seriously. No one hikes alone and everyone is in a group with the experienced tour guide. The support team also use the Garmin Rino 2-Way Radio/GPS Navigator with Sensors for our pack-free hikers to communicate with the guide or use in an emergency. These devices also have GPS navigation so our team can locate you in an emergency. 

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