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The Pinnacles

Fraser Coast

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


Distance (kms):

0.2 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 15 mins

Elevation gain (m):

0 m

Max. elevation (m):

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Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 2)

Route type:





4WD Required

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Located right on the beach, this very short walk provides views of the spectacular coloured sands.

This moderately trafficked walk starts at a signpost on 75 Mile Beach (Fraser Island Beach Track), just north of the SS Maheno.

The unique cathedral shaped cliffs are impossible to miss when driving along the eastern side of the island.

The walk is a very short and easy stroll about 100m off the beach.

Also known as the Coloured Sands, the Pinnacles are towering sandy cliffs showcasing over 70 different colours.

The cliffs have been shaped by thousands of years of wind and rain and are moulded by clay, which results in the coloured bands you see.

Morning is a particularly beautiful time to view the Pinnacles, with the sun shining directly upon them and casting interesting shadows.

Track: Well-signed and short, the track is 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 it came.

getting there

The trail starts at the signpost on 75 Mile Beach, just north of the SS Maheno, 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.

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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