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Eli Creek

Fraser Coast

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


Distance (kms):

0.4 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 15 mins

Elevation gain (m):

9 m

Max. elevation (m):

11 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 2)

Route type:





4WD Required

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Although crowded, Eli Creek is a must-do when visiting K’gari, and the perfect way to cool down on a hot day.

This heavily trafficked walk starts at the signpost on 75 Mile Beach.

The walk is an easy stroll along a wooden boardwalk, followed by a walk, swim or float down Eli Creek back to the beach.

The boardwalk includes a footbridge across the creek at the mouth (near the beach), before following the creek upstream to a set of steps down to the creek.

Eli Creek is the largest freshwater creek on the eastern side of the island, pouring up to 80 million litres of water into the ocean each day.

The crystal clear flowing waters are the perfect location for a swim or relaxing float, however is an experience that will be shared with many others, as one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island.

Track: A wooden boardwalk, followed by steps to the creek. The walk is well-signed and easy to follow.

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

Direction: This is a loop track and should be done clockwise.

getting there

The trail starts from the signpost on 75 Mile Beach on K’gari (Fraser Island). The trail is located 30 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.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round. However, the water is fresh and cool, so the creek portion is better suited to warmer months.

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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