FAQ

When does the 4 Day Walk Depart?

The 4 day/3 night Fraser Island Great This walk departs twice a month and any time on demand during the hiking season (March to November). Departures are subject to a minimum number of walker participation.

Where is the meeting point for the walk (where does it depart)?

  • Our walks depart from Hervey Bay, Queensland and take a ferry transfer over to Fraser Island. 
  • The closest airport is the Hervey Bay Airport (HVB) which has direct flights to and from Brisbane and Sydney. Other transport options are available, including bus, train and car hire.

How long in advance do I need to book?

It is preferable guests book 7 days or more in advance, however, last-minute bookings are taken subject to availability. Walks less than 7 days out, please call on +61 (0) 428 250 668 and we will check availability for you. We can take bookings up to a year in advance in order for you to plan and secure your place on a walk. Join us to make your walking experience on Fraser Island even more memorable.

What level of fitness do I need to participate?

Fraser Island’s diversity means that we walk through a variety of vegetation. Tracks are generally gentle gradients, however, are quite steep in some sections, Grade 3 & 4 tracks. They are bush tacks, so you should expect normal leaf litter, etc. and unevenness of the surface. You will need a good level of fitness, balance, and be steady on your feet. 

How many guests will be on the walk?

 Fraser Island Great walk has a maximum of 6 guests, we require a minimum of 2 guests. 

Are there age restrictions for the walk?

  • We do have 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, those walking with us over the age of 69 are required to submit/return our letter of health signed by your GP.

What do I need to bring for each days walk?

Read our full list of travel items to pack before embarking on the walk. All walkers need hiking boots, good quality, with ankle support.  TIP: make sure you wear them in prior to your walk to avoid blisters. 

What will the weather conditions be like?

  • The climate of Fraser Island is sub-tropical, with warm daytime temperatures throughout the entire year.
  • The winter months are from May to August where the average temperatures are 14-25 C (57-77 degrees F). Winter is the drier months of the year and it is less likely that you will see much rainfall during walking season. If it does rain it generally short showers.  

What are the booking terms and conditions?

  • Deposit: 50% deposit is required to secure a booking.  Full payment due 30 days before walk departs. 
  • Cancellations:
    14 days – 29 days: subject to 50% loss of fare
    Less than 14 days: subject to 90% loss of fare
    Less than 24hours: subject to 100% loss of fare. 

Have any more questions?

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List of packing items to bring!

  • 2 x Light weight walking pants
  • 2 x Light weight walking shorts
  • 4 x Light weight t-shirts 
  • Fleece jumper/sweater or similar
  • Light weight rain jacket 
  • 2 x evening clothes, for evenings/dinner.
  • 4 x Hiking socks
  • Hiking boots - good quality, with ankle support 
  • Shoes (runners/trainers or comfortable shoes)
  • Thongs/ slippers/ flip-flops
  • Swimming costume
  • Personal toiletries
  • Prescribed medicines, general medicine as approved by your Doctor ie. Aspirin, paracetamol.
  • Hiking day pack (to carry as you walk)
  • Phone, camera etc. and their chargers
  • 1 x 1lt water bottle (or Camelbak style if you prefer)
  • Hiking poles

Don't stress, we suppy this stuff!

  • Accommodation and linen 
  • All gourmet meals, anapes and drinks 
  • Natural Fraser Island water to refill your water bottles
  • Packed trail mix, snacks and juice.
  • Hiking poles (optional to use)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Basic First Aid Kits 
  • Emergency Radio
  • Beach towel (when swimming in the lakes)
  • National Park Permit
  • Barge transfer 
  • 2 experienced guides, one driving 4WD and one guiding through the walk