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Champagne Pools

Fraser Coast

Great Sandy National Park (K'gari - Fraser Island)


Distance (kms):

0.7 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 15 mins

Elevation gain (m):

27 m

Max. elevation (m):

33 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 3)

Route type:





4WD Required

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A short boardwalk to a beautiful series of rockpools formed by volcanic rocks, with waves cascading from the ocean over the rock walls to create a fizzy natural spa.

This moderately trafficked walk starts at a carpark located south of Waddy Point and north of Indian Head.

The walk is an easy stroll along a wooden boardwalk atop the headland, with amazing views along the coastline to Indian Head, where turtles, dolphins, manta rays and whales (during the season) can be spotted.

A series of wooden steps heads down to the rockpools, named for the fizzy, spa-like effect of the waves cascading over the rock walls from the ocean into the pools.

The pools are tidal and are a great location for a swim around low to mid-tide when conditions are calm (watch for rogue larger waves at all times).

Care should be taken at the rock walls, which are sharp and can cause cuts. It is also strongly advised to not swim at the nearby beach, with strong currents and dangerous sea life (stingers and sharks) present.

Track: A wooden boardwalk with a series of steps to the pools, the track is well-signed and easy to follow.

Difficulty: The track is an easy stroll and is suitable for all fitness levels.

Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way you came.

getting there

The trail starts from a carpark located on 75 Mile Beach, north of Indian Head and south of Waddy Point, on K’gari (Fraser Island). The trail is located 75 minutes drive north of Eurong via the beach track. 

A high-clearance 4WD is required to get to the walk.

K’gari (Fraser Island) is located 300kms north of Brisbane and is accessed via ferry from either Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay. 

A high-clearance 4WD is required to visit the island if not going with a tour.

Parking is ample for how trafficked the walk is.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round. However, these tidal pools are only safe to swim in during the low or mid-tide during calm conditions.

Always check the Queensland Parks website for updates on track closures.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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