Fraser Island 4WD Tours
By Viator, December 2013
A Fraser 4WD Eco-Tour is a great option that begins in Noosa and gives you the entire day to explore Fraser Island. Begin your excursion with morning tea at Rainbow Beach, named for its vibrant palate of colors and a legend stating an Aboriginal rainbow spirit plunged into the beach’s cliffs leaving a splattering of beautiful hues. After taking a ferry over to Fraser Island you’ll head to Seventy-Five Mile Beach, named for its impressive length, where you’ll partake in some off-roading thrills. Other experiences include a guided rainforest walk, swimming in a freshwater lake and savoring a traditional Australian barbecue with dishes like Saltwater Barramundi fish fillet, premium porterhouse beef steak, juicy sausages, baby spinach and sweet potato frittata, and fresh garden salad.
A similar but slightly different tour experience is a Fraser Island 4WD Eco Day Trip, which departs from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The excursion begins with a cable-car ride into Cooloola National Park for morning tea on the beach before taking the ferry over to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Fraser Island. From there, enjoy a scenic off-road drive along the iconic Seventy-Five Mile Beach, take a guided rainforest hike through Central Station or Pile Valley, go for a dip in either Lake McKenzie or Lake Birrabeen, dig into a traditional Aussie barbecue and end the day with afternoon tea on a secluded beach.
If you’re looking to spend multiple days on Fraser Island, a 2-Day Fraser Island 4WD Eco Tour departs from Noosa and allows for a longer time to see the sights as you’ll overnight at Happy Valley Apartments. On Day One you’ll enjoy adventures like dolphin viewing and feeding at Tin Can Bay, hiking through the fertile Pile Valley, and swimming in the crystalline Lake McKenzie with its pure white silica sand (great for cleaning jewelry and skin!). A picnic lunch and Aussie barbecue are also part of the itinerary, as well as free time in the afternoon on your own. On Day Two, the vibrant Rainbow Gorge, crystal clear Eli Creek (one of Fraser Island’s top natural wonders) and the once-opulent Maheno shipwreck begin the day. From there, you’ll see the colorful Pinnacles and Coloured Sands for views of the multi-colored cliffs of the Cathedrals, as well as take in marine wildlife like turtles, dolphins and sharks from Indian Head before journeying back.
Tours & Tickets
Discover the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, on a two-day tour by 4WD from Noosa and the Sunshine Coast, or from ... Read more
Duration: 2 days (approx.)
Explore the beauty of Fraser Island on a full-day tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach by purpose-built 4WD vehicle. Travel off-road along uninterrupted white-sand ... Read more
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
Go snorkeling, kayaking and swimming in Fraser Island’s pristine waters on a relaxed day trip from Hervey Bay. See dolphins, dingoes, turtles and sea eagles, ... Read more
Fraser Island, Australia
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Spend the day at beautiful Fraser Island on a 4WD tour from Brisbane. You'll travel north to Noosaville, and catch all the famous attractions on World ... Read more
Brisbane or Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes (approx.)