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K'gari Research Station

Research, learning and discovery on the world's largest sand island

Uniquely located in a UNESCO World Heritage site at the northern end of three adjoining biospheres

UniSC's K'gari Research Station is a base for students, school groups and Island visitors to experience K’gari’s globally significant sand dunes, rainforests, freshwater lakes, wildlife and culture.

Research and field studies investigate the island's rare ecosystems and usual lifeforms,  ancient yet still evolving landscapes, and enduring culture.


Hands-on learning and field studies on a unique wilderness island.

Fraser Island field studies

Research rare ecosystems and complex, changing geology.

Fraser Island hiking
Schools and large groups

An ideal location for groups to connect with nature, learning and adventure.


A perfect base to explore and experience K’gari

A permit is required for driving on Fraser Island.
Planning your visit

Being prepared for a visit to K’gari is important – from what to bring to dingo and beach driving safety.

UniSC acknowledges and pays respect to K’gari’s Traditional Owners, the Butchulla People. We acknowledge their Elders past, present and emerging and recognise their continuing connection and responsibility to country: land, sea and sky. We are grateful for their ongoing contributions to the University.