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K’gari Great Walk Clearing the Way

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The K’gari (Fraser Island) Great Walk hails as one of Australia’s most iconic walks and a must-do for any avid hiker’s bucket list. 

The walk takes you on a journey through a diverse array of landscapes, including open forests and scribbly gum (Eucalyptus racemosa) woodland, vast expanses of sand dunes and the imposingly tall, closed forests of the Valley of the Giants.  

Home to such beauties as the forests of blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis),piccabeen palms (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana), and the ancient satinay (Syncarpia hillii); these majestic delights, housed atop an everchanging bed of sand, are vulnerable to the constant rigours of coastal environments.

In these past few months, QPWS Rangers at Eurong have been busy clearing the track along the much-loved walk, now open to the Winnam Access track, including the impressive Valley of the Giants.

Check out the Rangers’ journey along the K’gari Great Walk.

Contributed by Di Bowman, QPWS&P, K’gari


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