An Irish tourist who broke his neck on Fraser Island has successfully sued the Queensland Government for breaching its duty of care.
The Supreme Court heard Evan Kelly fell over after running down a sand dune into water at Lake Wabby in September 2007.
He suffered paralysis in his arms and lower body.
The court ruled the Government should have done more to warn of dangers at the spot, where there has been 18 incidents in the past 17 years.
The damages amount is still being considered.