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Fraser Island Great Walk (South to North)

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Great Sandy National Park

Fraser Island Great Walk (South to North) is a 45.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located in the state of Queensland, Australia that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options.

Length 45.2 mi Elevation gain 7,162 ft Route type Point to Point
Backpacking Camping Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Beach Views Wildlife
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Five-seven days exploring the different forests and perched lakes in the interior of the World's largest sand island. This is a one-way trip. bBoat transport is required to get onto the island island; both ends of the walk are accessible by car. You will need to make campsite arrangements and get permits.

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Melissa Pols
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Melissa Pols
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Melissa Pols
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Cheryl Pearce
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Megan Lee
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A beautiful hike I did on my own over 6 nights (two nights at Lake Mackenzie). For the really fit you could probably do it over 3 days but I wanted to take my time as the island is so beautiful and have time for swimming and chilling at the many lakes. Not a difficult hike at all, the trail is well marked, I dropped a star in my rating because there are a lot of trees down across the track and it is in need of some maintenance with some chainsaws which could easily be done by a crew over 3 days. A woman went missing while I was hiking (luckily she made her way East to the coast after 3 nights alone with no gear in the thick scrub), reminding us all that safe practices are a must (be aware of your surroundings and where the track is if you go off for any reason, carry a topo map, compass, PLB and let people know your itinerary), there is very little phone reception on the island so don't rely on this for contacting people. My topo map and the All Trails map served me well for checking where I was, terrain and distances remaining etc.  The camp sites are great with dingo-safe storage for food and are well maintained. Central Station has hot showers and takes $2 coins only which was a little luxury along the way.  Saw lots of pythons, bush rats tried to nibble into the tent at a few sites through the night, and while I saw no dingos on the trail, there were plenty on the coast and just beautiful to see. All up a great hike :) 

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Mark Nordin
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Chris Houwen
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