288-K’gari Great Walk – expectations and hesitations

Show notes

As this podcast goes to air we are just about to head north to walk the Queensland based K’gari Great Walk (formerly the Fraser Island Great Walk). In this episode we talk about the trip planning and discuss our pre trip expectations; and hesitations!  www.australianhiker.com.au



Podcast overview

  • Podcast and Episode introduction (time index 0:01:31)
  • Pre and post trip accomodation and Transport (time index 0:03:05)
    • Transport
      • To Hervey Bay
      • Ferry to K’gari
      • Transport to the Dilli Village trailhead
  • Facilities (time index 0:05:57)
    • Campsites
      • Must book each site
    • Distances (actual figures are approximate) (time index 0:17:58)
      • Day 1
        • Planned 14.3km
      • Day 2
        • Planned 15.2km
      • Day 3
        • Planned 12.3km
      • Day 4
        • Planned 16.1km
      • Day 5
        • Planned 13.1km
      • Day 6
        • Planned 6.7km
      • Total 77.7. (Side trips available)
    • Trail (time index 0:10:10)
      • Trail tread consists of a combination of natural trail, beach, sand, sand and more sand!
    • Campsite continued (time index 0:09:15)
      • Flat ground
      • Picnic Tables
      • Fenced/unfenced (more on that in the moment)
      • Water (drinking) on trail
        • Natural
        • Water tanks at the campsites FILTER!
    • Toilets (time index 0:11:23)
      • Long Drop (Pit Toilets)
        • Toiler paper?
      • No Bush toileting
  • Dingos (time index 0:13:34)
    • Food boxes at the campsite
  • Mobile reception on trail  (time index 0:15:54)
    • Limited
  • Internet
    • Limited
  • Fire free zone (time index 0:16:23)
    • Burning off, avoid if you can due to the smoke
  • The scenery / animals (time index 0:17:26)
    • Spectacular coastal views and vegetation
    • Coastal woodland
    • Animal and bird life?
      • Not Really sure what we will see
      • Dingos
  • When to walk (time index 0:21:14)
  • Expectations and hesitations (time index 0:22:05)
  • Bloopers
  • Close (time index 0:26:49)


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