A Love Story Born in Paradise: How Mark and Hana Found each other and their love of Adventure on K’gari

Drop Bear Adventures Fraser Island

In the heart of K’gari, where the whispering winds dance through the towering trees and the golden sands meet the crystal-clear waters, a love story unfolded. Mark, a true-blue Aussie with a deep love for his island home, found himself captivated by the enchanting beauty of K’gari’s landscapes.

It was on one fateful day, amidst the heat of a humid summers day, that Mark crossed paths with Hana, a spirited Welsh girl with a love for adventure and a heart as wild as the ocean. Drawn together by their shared passion for K’gari’s wonders, they embarked on a journey of exploration and discovery.

Atop a weathered wooden ramp fate wove its intricate tapestry of destiny. It was here, amidst the gentle rustle of palm leaves and the distant melody of crashing waves, that the paths of two souls intertwined, forever altering the course of their lives.

Hana had found solace in the tranquil embrace of K’gari’s untouched wilderness. Little did she know, the island held more than just breathtaking landscapes—it held the promise of a love that would transcend time and space. Meanwhile, Mark, also known as Robbo, had ventured into the world of guiding on K’gari in pursuit of his own dreams. 

Unbeknownst to Hana, Mark’s arrival at the Eco Retreat was a delightful surprise—a twist of fate that left her momentarily flustered, dressed in nothing more than her trusty bikini. But Mark, ever the cheeky gentleman, swept in with a grin and a quip, offering to alleviate her discomfort by shedding his shirt. Hana couldn’t help but giggle at his playful gesture, her embarrassment melting away in the warmth of his easy charm.

With laughter dancing between them and the sun beating down with unrelenting fervor, Hana extended a lighthearted invitation, offering Mark a cup of tea in the sweltering heat—a gesture as endearing as it was absurd. He laughed and suggested a cold water might be just what thy both needed. 

And so began their journey—a whirlwind adventure filled with laughter, discovery, and a love that blossomed amidst the pristine beauty of K’gari. Together, they roamed the island’s untamed wilderness, traversing its hidden trails and secluded beaches, their hearts intertwined with the rhythm of the ocean’s tide.

Thirteen years later, their love story has blossomed into an extraordinary adventure—a testament to the enduring magic of K’gari and the boundless possibilities that await those who dare to chase their dreams.

Today, Mark and Hana stand as the proud founders of Drop Bear’s K’gari Adventures, owners of the Eco Retreat and their beloved Haven on K’gari at Poyungan rocks. Their adventure company born from their shared passion for K’gari and fuelled by their adventurous spirits. With their hearts forever connected and their love for K’gari guiding their path, they invite you to embark on an unforgettable journey of your own.



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Join us as we explore the wonders of K’gari, where every moment is an opportunity for adventure and every sunset holds the promise of a new beginning. With Drop Bear’s K’gari Adventures, you’ll experience the magic of K’gari like never before—through exhilarating 4WD tours, captivating cultural experiences, and unforgettable encounters with the island’s rich biodiversity.

From the towering rainforests to the endless sandy beaches, let us show you the true essence of K’gari—a place where dreams are realised and memories are made to last a lifetime.