Lake McKenzie on K'gari

Lake McKenzie Eco Walk

Walk Overview

Experience the key sights on this short hike offered ALL year! 

This is the only hike that runs all year around. Walk pack-free through lush tropical rainforests, experience the total tranquillity of the untouched K'gari bush and relax in the sparkling waters of Lake McKenzie as you enjoy the tranquil beauty of K'gari’s iconic central loop.

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 2 days | 1 nights
 Tent Camping
 20km | Easy
 All year (except Dec+Jan)
 From $650 pp
 All Food Included
Lake McKenzie Eco Walk Map


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. While you are enjoying your pack-free hiking experience our guide will be setting up your camp and preparing your dinner - what more could you want! 

  • Day 1

    Lake McKenzie & Central Station

       Walking Distance 10.7km 

    • Meet at the K’gari Walking Tours office to begin your hike. A private 4WD will depart from the office with your support guide and take you on a ferry ride over to the island. From the barge, you'll be transferred to the M7 point, where your 10.7km walk will commence.
    • Hike 3km into Lake McKenzie, where you'll enjoy a delicious, packed lunch at the picnic area. Take in the stunning, beautiful white sand beach and swim in the pristine freshwater perched lake. After lunch, embark on a 6.6km hike to Central Station walkers camp, with a stop at Basin Lake for a serene break before hiking a further 2.5km to the camp.
    • Arrive at Central Station around 3:30 pm, where your guide will assist in transferring you to the camp. Upon arrival, your camp will be set up and ready, complete with cold drinks and a cheese platter.

      Dinner options include fish teriyaki stir-fry or chicken pesto/tomato pasta. Dietary options available, menu subject to change.

     Overnight camping at Central Station 

    Note: composting toilets, running water and showers are available at Central Station

  • Day 2

    Lake Wabby & Eastern Beach

      Walking Distance 8.7km 

    • Wake up in the beautiful rainforest and enjoy a continental camp breakfast to prepare yourself for the day ahead. After breakfast, embark on a 5.2km walk, exploring the untouched, lush, and tropical rainforest before meeting your support guide at the M7 meeting point.
    • From there, the 4WD will transfer you to the M8 point near Lake Wabby lookout, where you'll have your packed lunch. Following lunch, take a short 1km walk to Lake Wabby, where you can enjoy a swim in the emerald waters and relax in the deepest lake on K’gari. Then, hike 2.5km over the enormous sand dune from Lake Wabby, back through the rainforest to the Eastern Beach.
    • Your guide will then drive you back to Kingfisher Bay Resort, where you can relax and enjoy a refreshing drink while watching the sunset, before boarding the ferry back to Hervey Bay.


Pack Free Walk Information

  • Not included: Alcohol (other than complimentary wine provided), toiletries
  • Hike departs from our office in Urangan, Hervey Bay, at approx 8am for the 4WD transfer to the Island
  • Pre-arranged pick-up available from hostels/ hotels in Urangan 
  • 2 day, 1 night
  • Operates all year (except Dec/Jan)
  • Around 20km total walking
  • Average fitness level, walking experience
  • Mix of forest and bush tracks, Tent camping, with support
  • Camping for this hike is at Central Station Hikers Camp - in the rainforest.

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All the fun with none of the work

Pack-free hikes are a great way to enjoy the pristine beauty of K'gari without having to carry a heavy pack all day! 

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