The World's largest sand island
The name K'gari translates to 'paradise' by the traditional owners of the land, the Butchulla people, and upon visiting this natural wonder, you'll soon see why...
Stretching over 123 kilometres along the southern coast of Queensland, and 22kms at its widest point, K'gari (formerly Fraser Island) is the largest sand island in the world. It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in recognition of its natural values, as an outstanding example representing ongoing ecological and biological processes, and as an example of superlative natural phenomena. It is a stunningly beautiful, ever-changing sandscape that offers travellers a truly immersive, back-to-nature experience.
K'gari's diverse, pristine environment is characterised by ancient and ever-evolving dune systems - the highest on the island reaching up to 240 metres above sea level and over 100 freshwater lakes (forty of which are perched dune lakes - the largest amount of its kind in the world, including the renowned Lake McKenzie). Due to K'gari's remarkable ecosystem, a surprising variety of vegetation grows on the island, ranging from coastal heath and wetlands to subtropical rainforests. K'gari is also the only place in the world where tall rainforests are found growing on sand dunes at elevations of over 200 metres.