Fraser Island

K'Gari formally known as Fraser Island for travel blog Brads Backpack
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K’Gari, formally Fraser Island, officially renamed by Australian Government.

K’Gari is the original placename for the largest sand island in the world. After Captain James Fraser and his wife Eliza were shipwrecked on the island in the 1830s, it was renamed Fraser Island. Historians suggest that following Ms. Fraser’s rescue, she shared false accounts and stories about the Butchulla people. This resulted in the […]

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The S.S. Maheno a shipwreck that sits ashore K'Gari, Fraser Island in Queensland Australia
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S.S. Maheno: The abandoned shipwreck on K’gari

If there is anything movies have taught us to expect from islands, it’s that an island is never complete unless it has a shipwreck. K’Gari (formerly Fraser Island) has its own with the S.S. Maheno, a WW1 hospital ship that was lost in a cyclone until it washed up on its shores.. The S.S. Maheno […]

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Eli Creek on Fraser Island K'gari Australia
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Eli Creek: K’gari’s ideallic lazy river

Tucked away on K’Gari (Formerly known as Fraser Island), is the perfect lazy river to relax by. Pumping 4 million litres of fresh water into the ocean per hour, Eli Creek is a popular swimming and picnic spot on K’Gari. With a boardwalk that follows the creek inland surrounded by lush forests. At the end […]

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Dingos from Australia
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Dingo Safety on K’Gari

K’Gari (formerly known as Fraser Island) has a large and healthy population of Dingoes (Wongari).  They are one of Australia’s top predator. Due to their isolatation on K’Gari they have remained pure and are classed as their own unique species of Dingo. Dingos have been on K’gari for thousands of years. They are not something […]

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Lake Mckenzie on Fraser Island K'gari Australia
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Lake McKenzie: Your Guide to the crystal waters on K’Gari

Hidden on K’gari, Lake Mckenzie is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations you can ever visit. I could not wait to dive into the clear waters. And with over 150 hectares of space it was easy for our group to find a space to relax. I visited here as part of my tour from […]

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