In the local language, K & # 39; gari means paradise, and that is what Prince Harry experienced during his visit to Fraser Island in Queensland.
The Duke of Sussex changed his focus from the Invictus Games to wounded war veterans to the environment on Monday.
That included dedicating the K & # 39; gari / Fraser forest to the Commonwealth Queen's Canopy, a unique network of forest conservation initiatives, involving all 53 Commonwealth countries.
The 206,970 acres of pristine rainforests are the second Australian forest to be added to the Queen & # 39; s Commonwealth Canopy project.
In a space between towering satin trees in the valley of Pile, the prince received a blessing from Butchulla, who performed his smoking ceremony, welcoming him to K & # 39; gari, which translates to Paradise in their language.
After a special walk to the island's large tree, a 1000-year-old satellite that survived Fraser's past, emerged in a clearing to an enthusiastic welcome.
It was a sunny and perfect day in Queensland for the royal family to visit the largest sand island in the world.
The hardwood trees of Fraser Island were used to build the London docks in the 1930s due to their famed resistance.
Ms. Palaszczuk will also present the couple with a handmade teddy bear from Tambo, in the heart of the Queensland sheep country, for their first baby to be expected in the northern spring.
The small town of only 345 people rejuvenated its economy amidst the oppressive drought 25 years ago by making unique stuffed teddy bears stuffed with local wool.
The Duke is expected to enjoy lunch on a boat trip around the island before ending the day at Kingfisher Bay Jett.
The Hervey Bay paramedics, Graeme Cooper and Danielle Kellam, will meet to attend an official reception.
They will be recognized for their kindness to act after a photo of them granting a dying woman's desire to see the ocean once again went viral and captured hearts all over the world.