Come on a hiking experience like no other!
Pack-free hikes are a great way to enjoy the pristine beauty of K'gari without having to carry a heavy pack all day!
This fully-inclusive self-guided, supported, hike provides a glamping-like experience for hikers who want to enjoy the thrills of camping, without carrying a heavy backpack. This hike includes all meals, snacks, drinks and a support guide who drops equipment off and assembles tents at the camps nightly.
Lake McKenzie Eco Walk
This is the only hike that runs all year around. This hike is fully supported with an on-the-ground guide who will transfer you in the 4wd to the meeting points on the central loop of the Great Walk track.
Blue Lakes Eco Hike
Hike pack-free along K'gari’s Southern section of the Great Walk. Experience five of K'gari’s most beautiful pristine freshwater lakes on this Eco Hiking Adventure.
Rainforest eco hike
Walk under forest giants from location to location, while exploring sights such as incredible sand blows, 1000 year old trees in the Valley of the Giants and incredible freshwater creeks and lakes.
Experience glamping-inspired hiking without the heavy backpack
This self-guided, supported, hike provides a glamping-like experience for hikers who want to enjoy the thrills of bush camping, without carrying a heavy backpack. Hikes carry only a small day bag while walking, making the experience more relaxed.
- Includes all meals (track snacks, complementary alcohol, cheese platter)
- Guide support & private 4WD transfer to the trailhead and a pick-up at the end
- Maps, itineraries, and information provided
- Daily equipment drop off and camp set up (at designated walkers camps)
- Group numbers range from min 2 to max 6 people, hiking alone is not recommended (however if you are a solo hiker you may book onto a hike if it already has a minimum of 2 people - this is not guaranteed)
- Full camp setup, overnight tents, cooking and camping equipment provided
- All hikes run from March to October
Note: bush drop toilets, no showers, no electricity
What is included?
All food and beverages
All meals and drinks (breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and nibbles, complimentary glass of red, white wine or beer with dinner), water will be available to refill walkers bottles in camp.
Barge and 4WD transfers
From Hervey Bay to K'gari and to the meeting points on the Great Walk track.
Pickup & storage
Hervey Bay accommodation pickups. Vehicle parking and storage of larger bags at the office.
Camp set up and meal preparation as well as National Park permits and fees. Tents and equipment - sleeping bags, comfy sleeping mats, camp pillows & pillow slips are all included.
On the ground support guide, set up tents and carry/ drop-off overnight bags at camp.
Hiker information, safety briefing, maps and itineraries, walkers camp permits included.
What to bring?
We will be on our feet a lot, it is important to ensure you have hiking boots that are good quality, with ankle support.
A small bag that will be transferred by the guide containing belongings needed at the hikers camps for night use. This could include: sleeping bag liner, warm overnight clothes, pillow (we provide a blow up camp pillow and slip), easy dry towel, spare change of clothes. No suitcases - soft bags only.
Portable charger to charge phone/ camera as there will be no access to electricity on the island.
Such as prescribed medicines, general medicine as approved by your Doctor ie. Aspirin, paracetamol. Insect repellent, sunscreen etc.
to be carried during the day, this could include: camera, phone, swimmers/pack towel, torch, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, reusable water bottle to carry water during the day approx. (1.5 ltr), or a water reservoir.
Head torch is recommended (we provide small lanterns around camp).
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At K'gari Walking Tours we take safety seriously, we know that K'gari is a remote wilderness and precautions need to be undertaken. This is why we don't let hikers walk solo, we ensure our hikers stay in groups and always have eyes on each other. We 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.