Great house. The views are amazing from the deck. Easy access to the beach with safe swimming and fishing spots and also plenty of close encounters with various wildlife. We have stayed at different places around Fraser Island before but Orchid Beach is definitely the most beautiful. We can't wait to go back and will be staying at K'gari again. Thank you.
Wonderful house with an amazing view. Far enough off the beaten track to feel secluded and quiet even in high season, but not as hard to get to as we imagined. We will definitely stay there again when we return to Fraser. -Gillian
Great house in a great location. Best views of the ocean and whales of any property I have stayed at at Orchid Beach."
Kgari is an achievement. It is a self-sufficient success with own water, solar electricity with minimal impact to the environment, set in one of the most beautiful parts of the island and Australia. We experienced Fraser Island in rustic luxury. When you've moved beyond camping and like the mod cons but dislike resort offerings, then this is it. You take some responsibility in preserving water and keeping the place clean which is essential for a remote location like this. Great views, good facilities in the house, great fishing and drives and full of adventure. The island is still a pretty wild place and we were very happy to be behind the insect gauze on all doors. We were on one incredible beach for the whole day and no-one else disturbed us... wow. Would we recommend Kgari, yes. Would we stay in Kgari again, yes absolutely...
Stunning views; complete privacy and fantastic sounds of birds and the ocean. Wouldn't have stayed anywhere else.?
‘Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise.’
- Nick & Annie Ostwald
A stay in your magical house was just what the doctor ordered!!! We move on from here very rested, rejuvenated and recharged. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful collection of books (for adults ands kids) and for the many personal touches that give the house so much character. We will recommend K’gari to all.
- Murray, Michelle, Joshua & Ethan Richardson, Noosa, QLD
Absolutely stunning! We have experienced the “true essence” of Fraser Island!! Thank you! From beautiful birds to a sea turtle, brumbies and even whales.. The view and atmosphere at K’gari will stay with us forever!!’
- Quent & Annie Hammond
Peter & I along with our children Deborah & James just want to say thanks so much for letting us enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Fraser Island via your home K'Gari. It was truly a memorable time for us all. We felt right at home & you certainly have your own piece of paradise there for which we are forever grateful for the privilege of spending the week there...we will definitely be wanting to stay at K'Gari again. Again thanks so much & best wishes to you always
- Peter & Heather Herbert & family.
We have now returned from Fraser and thoroughly enjoyed or stay. Thanks for K’gari. It was a wonderful place to stay. We really liked the open feeling. Also the cooking facility. The design of the space and utensils gathered were clearly by someone who cooks – all very functional. It couldn’t have been better. There are many larger and fancier places in Orchid Beach but you have really captured the sprit of the place best.
The house is charming, thanks. We had the best time. The drive up to Sand Cape was like you said; breath taking once you arrive and climb the massive dunes. Kgari helps families to reconnect by going back in time when people played cards and entertained each other with conversation.
Difficult to describe K'Gari with words... a place like a paradise lost, out of time... read the aboriginal legend of Princess K'gari and feel the spirit of the island... explore the turquoise waters of Platypus Beach, observe the thousands of shy blue crabs hiding themselves in the white sand, explore the interior tracks and admire the variety of the vegetation, count the shooting stars from the treetop balcony, plunge in the bubbles of Champagne pool... Magic K'gari, I will come back to visit you!
Thank you for opening your doors to this wonderful retreat so that people like us can experience something so beautiful as K’gari. It has been an absolute treat staying here, especially since it’s out first trip to Fraser. Your home has a lovely feel – We hope to be back one day soon (very soon). Again thanks!
- The Smiths Sam & Tony
‘"I learnt that you don’t need TV to have fun!"
- Max (aged 8)
With a little delay but from the bottom of our hearts we wish to thank you for providing such a wonderful space to nourish our 'body and soul'. Your house is full of inspirations. Besides the fact that it is not a standard ( boring and deadening the senses) rental home we loved the well equipped kitchen. Only someone who likes to cook would have a kitchen like this !!! Are you the cook ? We will definitely spread the word and hope to come back to your wonderful oasis of peace in this rushed world.
- Christina and Timothee
Have just returned from Fraser this afternoon. Had beer battered whiting for dinner tonight, that my husband Peter caught last night! Delicious!!! We had a wonderful stay and I loved the house!! The time went SOOO quickly and we all agreed that we could have stayed longer. My 16 year old son read his first novel whilst at K'gari so there must be something really special about the place! You are very lucky to own such an amazing house and we are lucky that we were fortunate enough to share it. Thank you and I look forward to booking K'gari with you again sometime soon.
- Sue Dickens
‘This is our second trip to Fraser in 5 years, only this time we are newly married! K’gari has made it very beautiful and special for us. Our plans are to come back to this lovely house on anniversaries and bring our babies here!’
- name lost!
We had a fantastic 10 days at Kgari. Charlie (the Goanna) made a visit every day as did a dingo pup (the kids named it Ernie The Dingo). We saw Loggerhead turtles on the beach at night laying their eggs. We travelled all over the Island and saw many new places…had an absolute ball. The kids were that tired at night they had tea and wanted to go straight to bed just to start fresh the next day. The house was the perfect set up, just right with every thing you need to enjoy the rest or as we did, pack adventure into every day with something new, to return at night for a hot shower, a well cooked meal or BBQ and a good sleep ready to start again the next day. Thank you for sharing this magical place with me and my family.
- Craig Kinlyside
We had a great time - Thank you! KGARI was fantastic! Everything and more.. Pure Paradise! Thank you so much! ~ We'll be back again.
It was magic. You have a lovely spot in the treetops. We both read the ‘history of Fraser Island’ while we were ensconced on the couch which was fascinating. I found the whole place quite otherworldly and perfect for rejuvenating the tired brain and bod. PW found the great fishing spot at the end of the beach and although we threw 9 fish back on the first afternoon, we kept a couple the next night and had an aromatic Thai curry made from scratch with fresh spices and ingredients from our friend’s organic vege garden in Noosa – it felt very decadent indeed. It’s a great kitchen to cook in.
- X Ali
Had a wonderful week … beer in the belly …. fish in the freezer…. a view to die for and the locals helped out with lots of advice and taught us a few new tricks … So thank you for the use of your lovely home and I will spread the word ….Once again thank you for a wonderful experience ……..
- Michael Fahey
We had a wonderful time at your house on Fraser. You were certainly right that four days is not enough time there... we would love to have stayed a month. We found the house to be very relaxing and we all managed to 'zone out' and sink into the Fraser feel very quickly. I was extremely happy to find the house was just as your webpage described. Very unique and beautifully designed. Two of our group live most of the year in Vanuatu (they have a resort, Poppys on the Lagoon www.poppys.com.vu) and they had a FABULOUS time and have been raving about the island, the fishing and the house ever since. They pass on the message that if you ever want to visit Vanuatu and stay in their resort, they would be very happy to look after you. If you ever contact Poppy's their names are Peter and Jo. thankyou Kind regards
- Hayley Rotteveel
‘The tranquil setting of the house and peace really was “balm for the soul”. We return home with very special memories of Fraser Island! Thank you!’
- Pierre & Rita Celliers, Bloemfomteim, South Africa
‘Spent the most fantastic week here at K’gari only problem being we wish it could be for longer……’
- Susan Warwick, Brisbane, QLD
World heritage listed Fraser Island – expectations fulfilled. Whales every day, birds at every turn. Sandy Cape with stormy backdrop. Wangal Sandblow – blows me away. Wathumba inlet, sea and swamp. Champagne Pools to Waddy Point in the company of beaching whales and sea eagles. And the view to start and end the day. What more could we ask for!
- Sandy & Chris, Melbourne
‘No phone! Good view. Lovely place for me and you! – A real piece of heaven and to be put on the must “do” list again.
- Peter & Di, Brisbane
A remarkable blend of Swiss mountain chalet and beach hut – a welcome relief to relax after a days diving… A glass of wine on the verandah whilst watching the stars. Marvellous. Many thanks.
- Dani, Rowland & Jackie
‘We had an absolutely FANTASTIC time here – better than ever. Normally we camp but decided to go
“Business Class” this time, and sooooo glad we did! We hope that everyone who stays here has as great a time as we have had. It will definitely be hard to go back to camping after staying at K’gari!!!!’
- Rob & Kristie