Rainforest's on K'gari

Rainforest Eco Hike

Walk Overview

Experience the BEST sites of the famous K'gari Great Walk! 

Embark upon an amazing, fully supported, 3 day and 2 night hike, where you will experience the most remote areas of K'gari's Great Walk. Our rainforest hike guides you through lush tropical rainforest, where you will walk under some of the largest living trees on the island in the spectacular Valley of Giants. As you walk under forest giants from location to location, you will explore sights such as incredible sand blows, the 75 mile beach and stunning lakes -  Lake Garawongera and Lake McKenzie. 

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 3 days | 2 nights
 Tent Camping
 45km | Easy - Moderate
 March to November
 From $980 pp
 All Food Included
Luxury Walk itinerary map


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. 

  • Day 1

    Badjala Sandblow & Valley of the Giants

       Walking Distance 18.5km 

    • Kickstart your day with a private 4WD transfer, accompanied by your support guide, on the barge and over to K’gari to begin the hike. Prior to your departure, you have the option to leave your overnight bags with our support guide, who will ensure they reach the first night's camp later in the day. This convenience lets you travel with day packs containing necessities such as water, snacks, and rain jackets.
    • You begin your hike at M10, a meeting point along the K’gari Great Walk Track. The hike takes you through magnificent rainforest, and lust tropical landscapes to the Valley of the Giants.
    • Along the way you will be able to undertake two side walks. The first will take you to the Badjala Sandblow, where you can admire endless landscapes and the second is the Giant Satinay tree walk, where you will be able to explore one of the oldest living trees on the island.

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

     Overnight camping at the Valley of the Giants

    Note: there is composting toilets and running water near the walkers camp but there are no showers.

  • Day 2

    Lake Garawongera & Petrie’s Camp

       Walking Distance 15.6km 

    • Wake up in the lush rainforest, among the tallest trees on K’gari, as you start your morning with a fresh breakfast. Embark on a short 2.6km walk to see the Tallowood tree, one of the biggest and oldest trees on the island.
    • Afterward, set off on your walk to the stunning, tea-tree-infused Lake Garawongera. Along the way, there is an optional historical site, 1km, that leads to Petrie’s Camp, which we recommend visiting.
    • When you arrive at Lake Garawongera camp, your guide will have set up camp, with wine and cheese waiting for you in the mesmerizing rainforest. Enjoy a nice dinner with your fellow hikers before a good night's rest.

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

     Overnight camping at Lake Garawongera

    Note: there are composting toilets and limited running water (tour provides water) near the walkers' camp, but there are no showers—however, there is a lake!

  • Day 3

    Central Station, Pile Valley & Lake McKenzie

       Walking Distance 9.5km 

    • Have a refreshing morning swim in the lake before setting off on your last day of hiking. Walk from Lake Garawongera to Happy Valley, on the Eastern beach, where you will meet your guide.
    • You will then be driven down the famous 75 Mile Beach, through Eurong to Central Station, where you will stop to enjoy your lunch. After lunch, hike through Pile Valley, where your guide will transfer you to another meeting point along the track, and from there, you will walk into Lake McKenzie to the secret hikers' beach.
    • Here, you can relax on the beautiful white-sanded beach and swim in the pristine freshwater perched lake. Your guide will then pick you up and drive you back to Kingfisher Resort, where you can relax at sunset over a drink before heading 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 
  • 3 day, 2 night
  • Around 35km total walking
  • Average fitness level, walking experience
  • Mix of forest and bush tracks, Tent camping, with support
  • Camping for this hike is at THE VALLEY OF THE GIANTS WALKERS CAMP, in the rainforest AND LAKE GARAWONGERA 

What's included What to bring  

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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Frequently Asked Questions

Preparing you for a once in a lifetime experience

Please read the answers to the common questions we're asked below. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for answers to any other questions you may have:

All hikes depart from Hervey Bay, 6 Southern Cross Circuit Urangan, near the airport.

Hikes can vary from 2 to 6 people. Private transfers require a minimum of 4 people and a levy may apply.

Average to Moderate fitness required for 2 and 3 day hikes and advanced experienced walking required for the 4 day hike. Please note that for adventure hikes, walkers must carry all their own equipment, so hiking experience is recommended.

Adventure hikers take a 70litre hiking pack with all equipment and food, they have a transfer to the trailhead and a pickup at the other end but no support during the hike. Pack-free hiking is a camping experience where you can enjoy camping in the wilderness but not have to carry the equipment or worry about the food as all this is done by the support guide.

Please see the what to bring section of each hike. Adventure hikes and Pack-free hikes include different things, so please check this.

Yes, especially with a support guide or a transfer as we know where our hikers are and have emergency plans in place should something happen. Hiking is not recommended for single walkers, therefore all our hikes always run with a minimum of 2.

There is 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 walkers with medical conditions should check with the operator before booking.

The climate of K'gari is subtropical, 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 month of the year and it is less likely that you will see much rainfall during walking season. If it does rain it’s generally short showers.

Yes we can tailor make a hike for 2 to 6 people, this is a private charter where you would only have your group on the hike and no other groups. Please note this would be priced as a charter price, not per person and would vary depending on length etc.

Yes, we offer a 4 day and 3 night luxury hike, staying at Waiuta Retreat at Kingfisher Bay, see here for more information.

We can also offer beach house accommodation for charter groups, subject to availability.